Lewis and Susan Jenkins

Doggie Cookies

Banana Oatmeal Doggie Cookies
Homemade, no preservatives, no additives, wheat free. We made these for Toby since he had an early allergy to beef, or at least to the preservatives in beef raw hides. We give these as a treat whenever we go out of the house but leave the dogs behind. The trainers like them too. This helps since sometimes the treat must be held in the trainer's lips and dropped down to the dog.

6 cups old fashioned oatmeal (do not use quick oats, ie. chopped up oats)
3 cups smashed ripe bananas
1/2 cup applesauce (use the kind with no preservatives) 

Mix together and form into heaping teaspoon, soup spoon, or tablespoon size depending on the size of your dog or dog trainer, and place them on either a baking stone or a greased cookie sheet. Bake in a 350 degree oven until hard and golden brown. Put them on a cooling rack, and when cool, keep them in the refrigerator since these will get moldy if not refrigerated. They can be stored in the freezer, and thawed for use without getting mushy.

Training Treats

Bread Machine Liver Treats
We use these during training as a reward and incentive for the dog. The trainers have shown no interest in eating them, but every dog in the ring will be interested, believe me. In Ohio these need no refrigeration if used within a few weeks. We have frozen them as well, and they work just fine when thawed, not getting mushy at all.

  • 3/4 cup pureed liver (may be chicken livers, beef livers, lamb livers, or pork livers)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 Table spoons oil (we prefer olive or canola)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup whole wheat flower
  • 1 cup all purpose flower
  • 1/3 cup bran
  • 1/3 cup Grape Nuts cereal
  • 1/4 tsp to 1 tsp garlic (as much garlic as your dog likes and you can stand)
  • 1 1/2 tsp yeast 

Place ingredients in bread pan according to you bread machine's manufacturer's directions and select "Dough" cycle. When the cycle is done, remove the dough to a lightly flowered counter top using whole wheat flower (preferably). Roll out with a rolling pin until the dough is about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into 1 inch strips and roll again. Cut into small bite-size pieces, depending on the bite of your dog. Place the pieces on a baking stone or lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees until they are hard and crunchy (approximately 20 minutes, depending on the size of the pieces). Store in a sealed container or zip locked bag.  You can also roll the dough out on a floured surface about 1/4 inch thick and cut with your favorite doggie cookie cutter and bake until hard, about 25 to 30 minutes.  Store in sealed container.

Photo by Virgil Sweeden.

Click here to see Micah's pedigree.

Click here for Malachi's pedigree.

Micah's OFA Results:

OFA Number Registry Report Date Age Final Conclusion
TBD Cardiac
LR-55645(09) CERF Nov 21, 2009 1.5 yrs NORMAL
LR-191802G36M-VPI Hips Mar 4, 2011 36 mos GOOD
LR-EL50289M36-VPI Elbow Mar 4, 2011 36 mos NORMAL

Micah is Clear on the genetic test for Canine Exercise Induced Collapse (EIC).

Malachi's OFA Results:

OFA Number Registry Report Date Age Final Conclusion
LR-CA8114/17M/C-VPI-ECHO Cardiac Mar 21, 2015 18 mos NORMAL
LR-EYE3856/7M-VPI CERF May 2014 8 mos NORMAL
  Hips TBD    
  Elbow TBD    

Canine EIC carrier.  Optagen clear by parentage.  Full dentition. 
Does not carry chocolate or the dilute gene.

     Malachi (Ki) joined the Jenkins’ pack November of 2013 from Valhalla Labradors  ( https://www.facebook.com/pages/Valhalla-Labrador-Retrievers/336322998958?fref=ts  ) outside of Pittsburgh, Pa.  He comes from a long line of Valhalla Labs who have shown and won both in conformation and hunt test. His breeders (Debbie and Joe) are hunt test judges, and Joe is current president of the Greater Pittsburgh Labrador Retriever Club.  Ki has been their first to earn a performance title, when he earned his Rally Novice title April of 2015.  He earned his AKC Grand Championship in 2018, with multiple owner-handled Best of Breed, which put him in the top ten with an invitation to the National Owner Handled Series in Orlando.  He is currently working on his Rally Championship.

Valhalla's Malachi of Waltona,

GCH, U-GrCh URO1 Valhalla’s Malachi of Waltona, BN, CGC, CD, PCD, RAE, RM, DN, and WC.

First Rally High in Trial was at the 2015 Carnation City Kennel Club UKC show, and also has now qualified for two UKC Total Dog awards. AKC GCH awarded in 2018.

Photo by Virgil Sweeden.

Fall River's Micah of Waltona,

ALCH ALBIS U-CD URO2 Fallrivers Micah of Waltona UD GN GO VER RAE4, MXP, AJP, OFP, DN, WC Canadian CDX, RN.

     Also known as Mike or Mikey, he came to us from British Columbia. He is a pure bred Black Lab, but it often seems that he is part lapador retriever and sproinger spaniel. Born February 8th, 2008, Micah got his CGC at 7 months. He is a third generation weaned-to-raw, and his breeder's website is www.fallriverlabs.com.
     In the Spring of 2011 he finished his AKC CD with all placements. On July 3rd, 2011 he finished his Canadian CDX with his first High-In-Trial. By the end of 2011 he had his CDX, and by Feb 5th his UD, earning him the prestigeous Front And Finish Excellent Platinum award for getting all three AKC titles in less than a year.

     In the summer of 2013, Micah began a new adventure--agility.  He LOVES it!  He currently has completed his Open titles and is now competing in Excellent.

     In May, 2019, Mike got his Rally Master title. He is now retired from obedience, rally, and agility but is playing in some scent work.