I experimented with healthy homemade dog treats after seeing many recipes on Pinterest. Need I say more. Sammie & I thought it would be fun to try to make some for Rex. It was a fun project for us. Our puppy is now just a little over 7 months. Training has been going good. He can be a bit stubborn at times but, is really a mellow dog & does want to please. Especially if a treat is involved. I mean really who doesn’t love treats? Today I am going to share our home made dog treats & the recipe for you to use if you like. We hope you enjoy it!
This is the first time I made homemade dog treats & it was just like baking anything else really except you have to cook them longer than a cookie. All natural ingredients included whole wheat, apple juice, bananas, carrots, cornmeal & a few other things you’ll see. You use a touch of oil & 1 egg for the binding to hold them together.
Rex can officially play fetch now! I think we wore him out! It was pretty easy to train him I just found a couple of You Tube videos & worked on him for short periods of time. The more he brought the ball back he got a reward. (note not a whole cookie!)
This recipe makes quite a bit. I filled a 2 liter plastic bucket with lid. (which is just over 2 qts. ) Store in something similar, a dog cookie jar, or over sized mason jar. I have seen oversized mason jars at Michaels along with doggie cookie cutters in the larger stores.
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Homemade Dog Treats
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup corn meal
- 3 bananas
- 2 tbsp. peanut butter
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 egg
- 2 cups fresh chopped carrots
- 1/2 cup organic or unfiltered apple juice
Mash bananas in a bowl, add all wet ingredients in a bigger bowl
Measure out all dry ingredients
Slowly add dry mix to the wet mixed items stir
Then add chopped or shredded carrots
Next Roll into a ball
Then with an floured area & floured rolling pin roll out dough
Use a shape cutter to cut your dog cookie shapes
Bake at 350 Until done & hard. I flipped mine about half way. Our oven runs hot but, it took about 18- to 20 min. approx. on each side. Cool completely on a rack. Store in a plastic container or glass jar.