Selling homemade dog treats is a great way to earn some extra cash! I’m a full time teacher, but I have a small dog bakery business on the side that earns some really great spending cash! I’ll show you where to find some of the easiest dog treat recipes, where to find great packaging materials, and I ‘ll let you in on some of the best marketing secrets out there!
Finding recipes for homemade dog treats is really very easy. There are tons of dog food recipe websites online and there are also some really great dog cookbooks out there. One of my favorite doggie cookbooks is The Collaborative Canine. This line of pet cookbooks are full of great recipes for dog treats, dog meals, and dog cakes! They even have wheat free recipes and grain free recipes too!
Selling homemade dog treats has become rather popular over the years, so you’ll really want your treats to stand out. One way to do this is to have some really eye catching packaging. The treats that I sell at The Beggin’ Beagle Bakery all come packaged in beautiful gift boxes that are tied with an organza bow! They look like little boxes of “Doggie Godiva!” My treats always stand out amongst the competition because they are simply irresistible when you first see them. The homemade dog treats that I sell come so nicely packaged that they make the perfect dog gift! Hint: Bags and Bows is a great place to shop for high end packaging materials!
A lot of people ask me where I sell my treats. You can create a website and sell your treats online, but getting your website noticed can be costly and it will usually take quite a bit of time. Some of the best places to sell your homemade dog treats are at country fairs and festivals. You would be surprised how many dog lovers attend these events! Look up your local chamber commerce and they should be able to provide you with a list of your town’s events. Check surrounding towns as well. The fall is usually the best time to get involved in these events!