Homemade dog treats are the ultimate reward for your little friend. And trust me, they know how to appreciate your effort. Dogs love peanut butter & bacon as much as we do, and its a sure things to have tails wagging…Not to mention some of these are tasty even by human standards. After reading a lot of dog treats recipes for my Beagle and seeing most of them had ingredients that can harm your dog like garlic, onions, milk etc. I’ve decided to make my own list.
Also note that some dogs can be allergic to flour/wheat. You can use rice or coconut flour as a replacement if you want to make them wheat free.
1. (Wheat and Gluten-free) Carob Crunchers
Great recipe for wheat-sensitive dogs. Click here for all the instructions.
Tip: Adjust the size of the crunchers for your dog.
2. The Best Dog Biscuits Recipe – KingArthurFlour
I seriously believe this is the best recipe for dog biscuits I’ve seen in my research. Ok, forget ‘dog’, the best recipe for biscuits period.
3. Easy Dog Biscuits
92% of people said they would make it again and I think that is a clear indicator of how awesome is this recipe. source
4. Gift Recipe: Homemade Dog Treats – Thekitchn
Is your puppy’s anniversary coming soon and you want to throw a party for him and his little friends. These treats will amaze all dog owners, not just their naughty little pals.
5. Homemade flax seed dog biscuits – WhiteOnRice
Your dog will go crazy when he smells these. Prepare to make several batches.
6. Vegetarian Treats
If you want the following recipe to be 100% vegan skip the egg and mix the dough longer.Go here for all the instructions.
7. Nutty Bacon Dog Treats – Dog Hill Kitchen
To make this recipe you will need 3 slices of bacon, 1 egg, Sunbutter, 1/2 cup of soy flour and 1/2 cup wheat germ. I’m sure Kris will absolutely love these. The recipe’s author says the result is not human-friendly, but with these ingredients I’m ready to take a leap of faith.
8. Gluten-Free Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Treats – Wholefoods
This recipe also includes parsley that helps your dog beat bad breath.
9. Homemade Dog Treats that Beat Bad Breath – Instructables
You will need only 6 ingredients you already have in your kitchen and your dog’s bad breath will be gone in an instant. Use a cookie cutter to give them some nice shapes.
10. Mint Buckwheat Dog Biscuits – Lola
Or should I call them ‘Bye-bye stinky mouth dog biscuits’? A great recipe coming from a true dog lover.
11. How to make Yummy Homemade Dog Treats Video – Hilahcooking
Feel free to be creative with the recipes above and add or substract ingredients, however always remember to avoid feeding your dog the following: Onion, Garlic, Grapes, Tomatoes, Raisins, Chocolate.
12. Paw-Print Dog Treats from Martha Stewart
These homemade dog treats will definitely impress your little friend.
13. Finger-licking Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
You need 1/2 cup peanut butter without salt, 1 cup water, 2 tbs vegetable oil, 1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour and 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour and you will have 3 dozen medium biscuits if you followthese steps.
This one’s a winner . It only needs 2 ingredients and a microwave. You just have to mix together 3 jars of baby food meat and 1 1/2 cup wheat germ (or cream of wheat) and drop by spoonfuls on wax paper covered plate. Throw it in the microwave for 5-8 min on the high setting until treats are formed.
15. Easy Homemade Dog Treats with Flour and Baby Food – Curbly
Like with the previous recipe it really can’t get any easier, this recipe uses pureed baby food and wheat flour. Put the mix in to the oven for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees.
It’s quite difficult finding a good treats recipe if your dog has diabetes. This recipe is super simple and healthy, I think even dogs without diabetes can enjoy it.
17. Homemade Natural Dog Treats – Betsy
This recipe will costs less than a dollar to make and looks super good. It’s definitely worth a try.
Even if your dog always does bad things (I have a 2 yo beagle so I know), you know you love him and some dog cookies are the perfect way of showing that you care for him. Stay tuned and follow my blog, I will soon make a list of dog food recipes that will save you tons of money and are also better than commercial food.