I've cooked the first recipe from the beautiful nibble munch chomp pet-feeding book I bought recently. It's published by Jojo Publishing, a local company I hadn't heard of previously.
This is a beautiful book, with gorgeous photos that make it a pleasure to look at as well as to use.
Here's our first product, raw and then cooked.
Now, here's the thing...
I reckon it must taste wonderful, because in an instant Penny learned a trick we've been working on for ages with less tasty treats - the reverse heel position.
I held a little portion of meatloaf in my hand and lured Penny to a position beside my right hip, and stepped back. It was as if she were glued to my side!
Almost immediately I faded the lure (I didn't actually hold food in that hand), but seeing it's a newly learned behaviour, I did still reward her. The command is 'hip' for heeling beside my right hip. We'll be moving onto 'hop' for the left hip, when this behaviour is established.
Apologies for the terrible quality of the video clip. I was too impatient to wait for daylight - I wanted to film it tonight.