I am about to embark on this path, so may be able to answer some of your questions in the future!
Check your library for books on making jerky or food dehydrating, maybe you can get some ideas there. I ordered a few books from Amazon, but they aren't here yet. I also am going to place some more books on hold at the library in the very near future! (I had to go renew my library card a few hours ago, so that's the hold up)
Ideally, I would like to make it once a month? I'm thinking that I can use salt to preserve it and maybe keep it refridgerated?
My initial idea, was to let the meat soak in salt water (not OVERLY salty) and then dry it from there, maybe using some cumin or garlic powder for seasoning.
I just picked up a bunch of books on nutrition for dogs, so I'll be back if I find something to post here
I'll start going through them tonight.
My dehydrator should be here on Friday, and I'll probably test it out Sat or Sunday.
Lets have fun with this!!!