Did somone say treat?!

This weekend I tried my hand at some homemade DIY treats that will make your four-legged friends love you even more!

I always walk by those expensive doggy bakeries and wonder why can’t I do that? My goal was to make it happen! Armed with a two page list of dog friendly ingredients, I had plans to make 5 different treats from scratch. The holiday madness started to get to me in the store so I quickly grabbed the goods to make one variety and found an enticing DIY dog treat kit. I thought, why not… someone has to try these!

After a few hours with two very anxious dogs and a helpful husband, voilà! Find out more about these treats below!

Homemade DIY dog treats

Homemade DIY doggy treats

Frozen Peanut Butter Yogurt Cups

Charlie + Mina Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Furr Mom Rating: 3 out of 5

Pros:
– Refreshing
– These can be preserved in the freezer for a long time.
– Dogs can enjoy them frozen or thawed
– Would be nice for a summer treat
– Very simple to make
– Easy to find ingredients

Cons:
– Somewhat messy if the dogs push them around the floor before eating…
– They need to be stored flat in your freezer. If your freezer looks anything like mine, space is hard to come by.

Ingredients:
1 cup peanut butter
1 32 oz container of plain yogurt

Step 1: Melt peanut butter
Step 2: Mix peanut butter and yogurt until creamy
Step 3: Portion mixture into lined cupcake pans
Step 4: Place cupcake pan in the freezer
Step 5: Once the mixture is frozen solid, pop out of the cupcake wrappers and let your doggies enjoy!

Frozen peanut butter yogurt cups for dogs

Frozen Peanut Butter Yogurt Cups for dogs

Homemade dog treats

DIY dog treats

DIY frozen dog treats

Homemade frozen dog treats

Peanut butter yogurt cups

DIY Box Kit Dog Bones

Charlie + Mina Rating: 3 out of 5
Furr Mom Rating: 4 out of 5

Pros:
– Extremely easy
– Comes with a cookie cutter for future use
– Easy to store in a tupperware
– not messy for the dogs to eat
– only requires water and oil

Cons:
– more expensive
– Have to find the kit to purchase it
– Must bake for almost an hour – time consuming

Ingredients:
– Dog biscuit mix
– 1 cup water
– 1.5 tbsp oil

Step 1: Preheat oven to 325
Step 2: Mix the mix, the water, and oil together
Step 3: Using a rolling pin, roll the dough flat to about an inch thick
Step 4: Cut shapes out using a cookie cutter
Step 5: Place cookies on pan about 2 inches apart an place in oven
Step 6: After 45 minutes take cookies out and place on cooling racks
Step 7: Once completely cooled, its yum yum time!

DIY dog treat kit

DIY dog treat kit

DIY dog biscuits

DIY dog biscuits

Dog treat kit

DIY dog treats from kit

After all of the baking, the dogs were ready to help clean up! They gave the days activities an A+!

Charlie and Mina helping to clean up

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