Making your own dog treats can be very rewarding and you will see the ‘fresh treat effect’ in your dogs motivation to work with you while their rewards are still warm.
Meat Pete Bits
This is as simple as it sounds, all you need is minced meat of any kind, a baking tray and baking paper. It doesn’t even take skill or patience (which I don't have with cooking)
1) lay out your meat onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and squash it down and spread it out to a thin layer.
2) bake in the oven for roughly 20 minutes or until cooked and going slightly crispy, you may need to drain the fat off half way to encourage some crisp.
3) remove from the oven a cut it up or let it cool and use scissors, once cooled it’s ready to go. it can be stored in the fridge for a couple of days or the freezer for a little while. It doesn’t take long to defrost and will work well in a silicone treat pouch for cleanliness while training.
liver cake is the ‘be all and end all‘ of treats, so much so that I have written a blog entirely on the cake to give it the credit it deserves 😜🤪 check it out here.
Your dog may love these delicious dog treats, but it’s important to remember to only give them occasionally as part of a well-balanced diet. Some of these recipes may not be suitable for dogs with nut allergies or other special dietary needs.
Ingredients:2 ripe bananas
200g wholewheat flour
1.5 tsp baking powder
60ml olive oil
50g peanut butter
70g Greek yoghurt (xylitol-free)
Method:Preheat oven to 180C /160C Fan or gas mark 4Add all of the cupcake cases onto a cupcake tray or a large baking trayUsing a fork, mash the bananas in a bowl until they are smoothAdd the peanut butter, honey and eggs and mix thoroughlyAdd the flour, baking powder, olive oil and water and mix until it forms a batterAdd the batter to your cupcake cases (spoon in until the cases are nearly full)Place the cupcake cases back in the cupcake tray/baking tray, and bake for 15-20 minutes, until a knife comes out clean from the centre of one of the cakesLeave to cool on a wire rack
Make the topping while the pupcakes are cooling by melting the peanut butter in the microwave for 30 seconds, then in a bowl, mix the peanut butter and Greek yoghurt together, until it creates a smooth cream-coloured mixture. Top the cakes with the mixture
150g rolled oats
150g wholewheat flour
1 tbsp coconut oil
100g pumpkin puree
50g peanut butter (xylitol-free)
50g Greek yoghurt
50g Greek yoghurt
Method:Preheat oven to 180C /160C Fan or gas mark 4Add a sheet of greaseproof paper to a large baking trayAdd the oats to a blender and blitz until they resemble flourAdd all of the ingredients to a bowl and mix thoroughly until it forms a doughFlour a clean surface and roll out the dough until it is one inch thickUsing a shaped biscuit cutter,cut out the biscuits from the dough
Put the biscuits onto the baking tray and bake for 15 minutesLeave to cool on a wire rackMelt the peanut butter in the microwave until it is runny
Mix the Greek yoghurt and peanut butter in a bowl and then spoon onto a biscuit and top with a biscuit Then spread some Greek yoghurt onto the top biscuit and add chia seeds for eyes and a mouth
150g rolled oats
1 ripe banana
2 tbsp wholewheat flour
70g Greek yoghurt
Method:Preheat oven to 180C /160C Fan or gas mark 4Add a sheet of greaseproof paper to a large baking trayAdd the oats to a blender and blitz until they resemble flourAdd the oat flour, peanut butter, banana and egg to a bowl and mix thoroughly until it forms a doughFlour a clean surface and roll the dough out until it is one inch thickUsing a shaped biscuit cutter, or a template, cut out the biscuits from the dough
Add the biscuits to the baking tray and bake for 15 minutes, until golden brownLeave to cool on a wire rack
Make the topping while the biscuits are cooling by adding the blueberries to a food processor, or blender, and blitzing them until they become a pureeAdd the blueberry puree to a bowl along with the Greek yoghurt and mix until it turns a colour. Then top the biscuits with this mixture
250g wholewheat flour
110g pumpkin puree
1 tsp cinnamon
Method:Preheat oven to 180C /160C Fan or gas mark 4Add a sheet of greaseproof paper to a large baking trayAdd all of the ingredients to a bowl and mix thoroughly until it forms a dough
Knead the dough using your hands
Flour a clean surface and roll out the dough until it is one inch thick
Cut out your biscuits using a shaped cutter, or a template
Place the biscuits onto the baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutesLeave to cool down on a wire rack
100g Greek yoghurt
50g cantaloupe melon
1 tbsp honey
Method:Remove the skin and seeds of the melon and chop into small chunks Add all the ingredients to a food processor and blitz until fully combined Add the mixture to the moulds Put in the freezer for a minimum of 4 hours, or overnightTake the treats you want to give to your dog out of the freezer a few minutes before giving them to them. This should help to make sure that they're not too hard for their teeth