In this economy, saving a little bit of money is a good thing. One way to save some scratch is to make your own dog training treats. Keep an eye on your grocery store flyer for sales on hot dogs. If they’re $1.00 per pack or less, pick up four or five packs. I’ll show you how to turn those hot dogs into cheap and easy dog training treats your dog will love.
This is an entire pack of hot dogs, just as they came out of the package.
Slice the hot dog in half, lengthwise.
Then flip the slippery sucker over and slice him again lengthwise (making four quarters).
Next, chop the hot dogs into pea-sized bits.
This is an entire pack of hot dogs diced (eight hot dogs).
Line a paper plate with a paper towel, then place the hot dogs on the plate in a single, even layer.
Cover the hot dogs with another paper towel and put the whole shebang in the microwave.
Cook the hot dogs on high for about 8 – 10 minutes. Depending on your microwave strength, you may have to add or subtract time. This is after about 12 minutes in my microwave. I’ll state the obvious: WATCH YOUR MICROWAVE. Microwave strength varies, so don’t leave these unattended. Check every few minutes to be sure the hot dogs don’t burn.
After cooking, let the hot dog pieces cool, then store in a zipper-locked plastic bag.