Homemade dog treats are easy to make, and your pup will love them!
Today I’m sharing with you how to make homemade dog treats. My pup loves these doggie treats and I think your dog will as well. They are made with simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. Making dog treats at home is so simple, and your best friend will love them!
That guy is my dog Jack, and he is a big fan of my home made dog treats. He can be a bit of a beggar and thinks that anyone standing in the kitchen must be there to give him doggie treats. Do your dogs do the same? They can be pretty persuasive sometimes, that’s for sure.
Dog Treat Recipes
It seems like there keep being more and more pet food recalls, so I like being able to make dog treats at home. You know every ingredient that’s in dog treats when you make them yourself.
If you haven’t made homemade dog treats before you might be surprised how easy they are to make.
I’m not even kidding when I say that while taking these pictures I had to clean up a mess with my Bounty Paper Towels. I won’t name names, but when someone gets overly excited, his bladder gets excited as well. Does anyone else have a dog with an emotional bladder?
Having three people jumping up and down all excitedly, calling his name in high pitch squeals, trying to get him to look at the camera (hey guys, I’m trying to eat these homemade dog bones, can you quit with the masterpiece theater act???), was WAY too exciting, and sure enough, we had an accident.
And we won’t even talk about the muddy paw prints that are a constant thanks to the doggy door, a sprinkler system and monsoon season. It’s probably no accident that my paper towel holder is located right by the dog door in our home!
And is it just me or are everyone’s dogs messy eaters? Jack takes his food out of his bowl, off the mess catching mat I have his bowls on, and then crunches this food all over the floor. Every. Single. Meal. I’m pretty sure my pets are the messiest members of our family. But they give us so much love, that it’s worth it. And I mean, look at this face.
Easy Dog Bones
Because my dogs both have some food allergies, I don’t buy them many treats at the store. They get ice and carrots, but can’t eat most commercial dog treats. It’s great to make them homemade dog treats and they certainly seem to enjoy them.
If you haven’t made homemade dog bones, they are actually really easy to make.
How To Make Homemade Dog Treats
Making these homemade dog treats is very similar to making sugar cookies.
You make up your dough, roll it out, cut it with cookie cutters and bake it. The biggest difference is that when you are done baking these instead of immediately taking them out of the oven, you let them remain in the oven after you turn it off, for about 20 minutes, to let them harden up.
My dogs LOVE this recipe for homemade dog treats.
If you love this recipe, make sure to try my Dog Cookie Recipe and Pupcakes Dog Cupcakes!
Easy Homemade Dog Treats Recipe
Homemade Dog Treats
- Rolling Pin
- 3/4 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup quick oats
- 1/4 cup cornmeal
- 1/2 cup water more if needed
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter Make sure the peanut butter does not contain XYLITOL.
- Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
- In a mixer combine water, oil, eggs and peanut butter. Mix until well combined. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to about 1/8" thick. Using cookie cutters, cut dough into shapes. Place shapes on a baking sheet that has been lined with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
- Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven, turn treats over and return to oven to bake for another 10 minutes. Turn the oven off and leave treats in the oven for another 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely prior to serving to your dogs.
If you have or are getting a new puppy, make sure to visit my New Puppy Items List post. And you will want to save my homemade dog cake recipe for your pup’s next birthday. It’s actually the MOST popular recipe on my entire website (insert a this site has gone to the dogs pun).
I hope your dogs love this easy homemade dog treats recipe as much as mine do. Make sure to keep Bounty Paper Towels on hand to help you clean up all of those pet related messes and forgive them faster!
Dogs Are A Part Of Our Family
Just like I love my pets, my friends at Bounty know that pets are an important part of families everywhere. They also know how messy they can be. From water bowl spills (if that’s what we want to call playing in one’s water bowl then tracking water all over the floor) to muddy paw prints, to the occasional accident, pets can be a mess.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Bounty. All opinions however are mine and mine alone. Originally published July, 2015.