Pig ears are one of the things that we totally avoid. They can break into small, sharp pieces and they can cause a serious intestinal blockage if the dog swallows a large enough piece, which isn't too difficult for a dog to do, especially a golden. I would stick with marrow bones and Nylabones. Pig ears can just be way too dangerous.I tend to over treat - does anyone think pigs ears would put weight on? I give the girls one about every other day - they love them.
Would you care to share the recipes? I'm always looking for soft treats for my boy. Will check search field to see if there is a recipe section.I make my own peanut butter or pumpkin treats, which are great because they're soft and you can use very small pieces. Downside is they must be refrigerated! I like Zukes,as well, for training since they're small and soft.