Home Made Tuna Treats

Home Made Tuna Treats

A while ago we discussed what makes for a good Nose Work treat. I mentioned a recipe for Tuna Fudge. At the time I hadn't tried it. So, I got busy. Turns out, these home made tuna treats are not hard to make, and my dog Tigger is a huge fan of the result!

Update July 2016: After trying a couple of variations, I changed the recipe to make the treats less crumbly: one more egg, 1/2 cup less flour. The words have been updated, but the pictures reflect the old recipe.

Update April 2017: A generous reader shares that she often substitutes canned salmon for the canned tuna. Thank you for the great idea!

Home Made Tuna Treats

This beautiful boy loves canned salmon in his treats.


Home Made Tuna Treats

Home Made Tuna Treats

Ingredients: 1 can tuna packed in oil (9-12 oz); 3 eggs; 1 cup flour. Note: I made a double-batch (shown here).

Home Made Tuna Treats

Preheat the oven to 350°.

Home Made Tuna Treats

Put all of the ingredients into a bowl. Do not include the eggshells.

Home made tuna treats

Mix it all together. With more egg and less flour, it will not look this stiff. Don't worry; the eggs will firm everything up as they bake.

Home Made Tuna Treats

Glop it all onto cookie pans. Mash it flat. I used silicone mats to ease clean-up, you don't have to.

Home made tuna treats

Put in the oven right away. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.

Home made tuna treats

Slice it (shown here) or rip it up, into the desired sized pieces. Bag it, and you're ready to go.

Home made tuna treats

Find beta testers to determine quality.

Home made tuna treats

This beta tester is pleased.


These home made tuna (or salmon!) treats must be stored in the refrigerator or freezer, but can easily make it to class and back without being put in a cooler. You can freeze and defrost them many times, without losing appeal or falling apart.

Let us know if your beta testers are pleased as well!

Copyright 2016 and 2017 by Linda Fletcher.

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