Interested in learning how to make easy homemade dog treats? You have certainly come to the right place!
My name is Jessica and I am the proud owner of The Beggin’ Beagle Bakery. I started my online dog bakery back in 2006 and have since created a blog to teach people like you all about homemade dog treats. The number of people cooking for their pet’s has steadily been on the rise since I started several years ago. I think this is in part due to all of the pet food recalls, as well as people finding another way to simply enjoy their pets. That’s how I got started…
I used to make homemade dog treats for my friends dog’s and as well as the family pooches too. I especially loved decorating and wrapping them up for holidays and one year my mom said, “these dog treats look good enough for me to eat… you should make a fortune selling them!” And so The Beggin’ Beagle was born:)
I started selling my dog treats at local craft fairs and would sell out half way through the fair! I realized that I was on to something. So, I had a website built and the started my own online dog bakery.
Things have changed quite a bit for me over the past 7 years. When I started my bakery it was just me, my husband, and our dog Hunter. Now it’s me, my husband, Hunter, Kyle, Aiden and Ana:) Our family has grown!
While I still have the bakery, I have switched gears a bit. I am also a teacher (I taught 6th grade for over 10 years) and because I’m home with my children now, I kind of missed the classroom. So, I decided to create this blog so I could “teach” people how to make homemade dog treats and even start a business too.
Easy Dog Treats Recipes
So now that you know a little about me, I’m sure that most of you ended up here because you were searching the web for homemade dog treats recipes or something close to that. While I am sure that you and your pup will enjoy all of the tasty recipes found here, I think you will appreciate the simplicity of the majority of the homemade dog treats recipes that you will find here.
Recipes For Homemade Dog Treats
What is your dog’s favorite type of dog treat? Did you say Peanut Butter?
Having been in the business for almost 10 years now, if there is one that I am certain of it’s that my peanut butter dog treats were always amongst my best sellers! I guess most dog’s have a taste for peanut butter so I’m sharing one of my favorite recipes. You’ll be happy to know that this recipe is probably one of the easiest homemade dog treat recipes out there. Notice that this recipe uses minimal ingredients and it should only take you about 30 minutes from start to finish. This is in fact the same recipe that I use when making peanut butter dog treats at my bakery as well as at home. All dogs love them and once your pooch gets a taste, I;m sure he will agree:)
One Of My Favorite Peanut Butter Dog Treats Recipes
1 cup oat flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp. baking powder
1 cup water
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine oat flour, rolled oats and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. Add peanut butter and water and mix until a dough forms. Flour surface. Roll dough on floured surface into 1/4″ thickness. Cut into desired shapes. Place dog treats on ungreased cookie sheet about an inch apart. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
Healthy Homemade Dog Treats
A lot of us have older dogs or perhaps a pet that is a bit over weight and because of that we want to give them healthier snacks. My dog happens to be 10 years old and the vet told me that he’s in such good shape mainly because of what he eats. Exercise also plays a major in your dog’s health, but just like the old saying goes, “you are what you eat.”This is also true for dogs:)
Having said that, I wanted to share another easy dog treat recipe that makes very healthy snacks that your pet will love. This easy homemade dog treats recipe has tuna fish in it and not only is tuna high in protein and low in fat but it is also full of omega 3 fatty acids . All of these things are great for your dog’s coat and overall health.
Tail Waggin’ Tuna Treats
1 cup oat flour
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1 60z. can of light tuna
2 egg whites
1/2 cup water
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flours in a large mixing bowl. Add egg whites and water. Stir until dough forms. Add tuna a half a can at a time. Stir all ingredients together until dough forms. Roll dough into a long cylinder shape. About 1 inch in diameter. Slice 1/2″ circles from dough and place them onto a greased cookie sheet. bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool and serve. Store treats in the refrigerator.
Dog Treat Recipes
Please be sure to browse through my website and make use of some of the other healthy dog treats recipes that I have posted on our blog. You can also sign up for my website and I will send you my favorite homemade dog treats recipes from one of my very own dog cookbooks called The Collaborative Canine. You can also get one the cookbooks for FREE with my Dog Bakery Business Start Up Guide. This cookbook is packed with all natural dog treats recipes that will have you making tasty snacks for your pet in no time! The cookbook also includes several gourmet dog treats recipes, organic dog treats recipes, and there are even wheat free and grain free dog treats recipes too. I hope you and your pup enjoy all the easy dog treat recipes that you find here!
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- how to preserve homemade dog treats
- how to market homemade dog treats
- ideas for packaging your treats
- how to come up with creative names for your dog treats
- and much more!
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