With the increasing popularity of training methods like positive reinforcement, best dog treat recipes are searched out online worldwide.
I began my search last year to get the best dog treat recipe for my Leo-miniature pitbull. Even though pitbulls are easy to train, but their courageous attitude sometimes changes into stubbornness. I knew I would fail to train him if I would show aggression. Instead, it would have broken our bond of understanding.
Top 5 Homemade Dog Treat Recipes For Training
On the internet, I came up with fantastic treat recipes that my pooch loved to get after doing something for me. These 5 treats are alluring to dogs and can make the training process easier. The best part of homemade dog treats is that you know all the ingredients well, and they are preservative-free.
Recipe#1: Peanut Butter Dog Treat
If you want to avoid the mess and make something delicious for your dog, peanut butter dog treat is a great option. It’s easy, simple, quick to prepare, and only requires three ingredients. I found it on Puppyleaks at first and have been making it ever since.
P.S. My dog loves eating them still and can do any trick instantly only to get the cookie right away!
Two cups flour
Half cup peanut butter (without Xylitol, the artificial sweetener)
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Mix together all the ingredients. Take one-fourth cup of water and keep adding it to the mixture till it becomes soft cookie dough. Make your desired treat shapes before the final baking in the oven for about 20 minutes.
Recipe#2: Banana Almond Puppy Treat:
For cute little pups, something sweet and calorie studded is good to keep him going throughout the day. Puppies are energetic and need a lot of energy and nutrition for healthy growth and active training. This treat is from prettyfluffy that can make your pup wag the tail at all times.
Three-fourth Almond butter (unsalted)
One teaspoon cinnamon (ground)
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Mash the banana first; add in the rest of the ingredients, next. Keep the dough gooey and thick. Take out scoops of the dough and put them on the parchment paper laid down on the baking tray. Bake it for 5 minutes. The treats are ready to be enjoyed by the puppies for about 5 to 7 days.
Recipe#3 Vegan Dog Treats:
If you have switched your dog to vegan food, this the most delicious dog treat that your dog is going to love. Their taste buds are used to vegan diets, and the treat that’s more vegan can allure them well enough. The plant strong vegan has this 3 ingredients quick treat recipe for dogs.
One cup Flour
One-fourth cup Peanut Butter (without Xylitol)
Preheat the oven to 325 F. Mash the bananas. Add peanut butter and mix well. With the help of flour, knead the dough till it becomes smooth and non-sticky. Cut out the desired shapes from the dough after rolling it straight on a flat surface. Place the cookies on the parchment paper on the baking tray and bake it for 30 to 35 minutes. The treats can be frozen for up to 1 month. Due to high-calorie ingredients, give only one to two treats a day.
Recipe#4 Cheesy Bone Treats
If your dog is lactose-tolerant to have cheese, here’s a perfect recipe for your dog. It requires only three ingredients. Golden Woofs have given this quick recipe.
Four cups flour
Two cups cheddar cheese (shredded)
One-fourth cup olive oil
Mix the flour with shredded cheese. Take one plus one-third cups of water in a bowl. Add oil and water to the cheese mixture. Make the dough stiff and smooth. Roll the dough and cut out the treats of your desired shape. Place it on the baking tray. Bake it for 2 1/2 – 3 hours at 250o. Let them cool, and they are all set to be used for training.
Recipe#5: Oatmeal Wheat Biscuit Treats:
If your dog overeats or is obese, you can give him these fiber and protein filled nutritious treats that can keep high his energy levels through the day. Fibers take longer to digest, so your dog can get energy for a long duration.
One cup oatmeal (uncooked)
One tablespoon bouillon granules
One and a half cup water
Three-fourth cup cornmeal
Three cups whole wheat flour
Preheat the oven to 325 F. Boil water and add oatmeal and bouillon granules in it. Wait for 5 minutes and then stir the mixture. Add the egg and cornmeal. Start adding flour next. Once done, knead the mixture into fluffy and soft dough. Cut out the desired shape cookies from them and bake the treats for around 50 minutes.
Fiona Appleton is a Labrador owner. She is the manager of Ultimatehomelife.com that has been developed to help people solve the troubles of pet ownership. She is an active advocate of animal protection campaigns. She wants people to understand that dog-behavior is reflective of our behavior.