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Hello all,

I'm trying to find a training treat (aka something very, very small) for my 3 mo. old 10 lb. puppy who seems to have a sensitive tummy but also very little interest in using his regular kibble in training (too boring).

Boiled chicken (and I was probably feeding him only 1/8th c. in small increments over the course of a day) gives him mucus-y diarrhea. And no, it's not parasites or worms because his stool has been analyzed twice and it'll go right back to normal after the chicken is out of his system. And no, it's not bad chicken because I've tried multiple times making sure I cook the chicken immediately from the store, then into the fridge, only letting it out of the fridge for 5-10 minutes during training.

He seems to do alright with dry biscuits (Kong Stuff'N, Blue Buffalo Trail Treats, and Beneful Baked Delights). I usually give him about one per day and his stool has stayed normal, but these are much too big for training treats and can't really be broken smaller without just crumbling.

Finally, he does not like training treats. I've tried two brands (Blue Buffalo Bits [four different flavors] and another) and I think he just has something against that hard/soft almost twizzler-like texture.
 

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How about something like this? https://www.chewy.com/halo-liv-littles-grain-free-100-wild/dp/32776 Easy to break off smaller pieces if you need to. They have other flavors too: https://www.chewy.com/halo-liv-littles-grain-free-100-farm/dp/117884 https://www.chewy.com/halo-liv-littles-grain-free-100-beef/dp/36163


Here's another option that looks like it could work: https://www.chewy.com/plato-small-bites-slow-roasted-duck/dp/117515


I've never used any of these so I can't attest to them. I'm lucky that my girl has no tummy issues. We train with Charlee Bears, cheese and hot dogs (for the tough training ;) ).

@naturalfeddogs may have some helpful ideas as well!
 

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I have always dehydrated my own boneless meats for treats, like chicken liver, beef liver, or just any boneless meats. Dehydrating them makes them into jerky for dogs, and they won't crumble in pouches or pockets.
 

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