As luck would have it, I came upon a $4 crock at a thrift store and mini cucumbers on sale at the grocery store on the same day.
So for the first time in my life, I found myself making a brine, dunking some cucumbers, garlic, and dill, and then walking away. For 5 - 7 days.
They turned out way too salty for our tastes. But we just soaked them in plain water for a day or so and they mellowed out nicely. Can I try that with my dog?