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All-Natural Tracking Baits

Liver Biscotti -- Our Most Popular!!
Liver Biscotti Anti-Allergenic -- No Wheat or Eggs for Dogs with Allergies
Grizzley NuTreats -- Hard Salmon Flavored
Zuke's Mini Naturals -- Various Sizes and Flavors

Make Your Own Tracking Bait


I found a tracking/reward bait I use instead of hot dogs-loaded with salts, preservatives etc. This bait really works.

Liver treats-
1 pound of chicken or calf liver
1 1/2 cups cornmeal
2 eggs
2 tablespoons of molasses
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Combine all the wet ingredients in a blender or food processor and liquefy. Add dry ingredients and blend well. Pour into a greased cookie sheet, bake at 400 degrees until a knife comes out clean or bake a little longer to produce a somewhat jerky texture. Cut into 3/8 or 1/2 inch cubes.

If you use a dark flour it has been my experience that it is hard to see the bait on the track. Also with younger dogs or dogs starting out tracking if you increase the garlic to 3/4 or 1 teaspoon in the beginning they learn the game quicker, once learned reduce the level of garlic. I have also reduced the level of garlic to 1/4 teaspoon when my dog appears to be bored.

Take care,

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