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Making homemade dog treats is easily one of the best ways to show your four-legged pal that you love them like family! If you’ve wondered how to make your own dog treats, trust me, it’s nearly as easy as your monthly Good Dog Co delivery. Check out a few delicious recipes we have put together that we're sure your dog will be drooling over.

Choosing ingredients for your homemade dog treats is key, it needs to suit your pantry, your pup's taste and of course their health. Before we get into the fun stuff, here are some human foods that should be good for dogs:

  • Peanut Butter (sugar-free and not containing sweeteners like Xylitol)

  • Pumpkin, Carrots and Sweet Potato

  • Whole Wheat Flour

  • Cheese

  • Eggs

  • Chicken + Bone Broth

  • Salmon + Sardines



Dog treats on baking tray


These homemade Peanut Butter dog treats are an easy dog biscuit recipe that your pet would request every week, if they could. Easy to make and guaranteed to get lots of tail wags!



  • 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup peanut butter

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 tablespoons honey


    • ⅓ cup cornstarch can also use potato starch or arrowroot powder

    • 2 Tablespoons peanut butter

    • 1 Tablespoon honey

    • 3-4 tablespoons hot water


    1. Preheat oven to 180°C.

    2. In a large bowl combine flour and the egg. Add peanut butter, water, honey and stir until you have stiff dough. the dough becomes very firm and sticky. you may need to use your hands, or the paddle attachment on your mixer.

    3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough about 1/2 inch thick and use a cookie cutter to make fun shapes. the treats barely spread and rise, so get creative with your shapes.

    4. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until golden. Once done, set aside to cool. (If you have smaller cookies, use less time, otherwise the bottom might burn.)

    5. To make frosting, combine the peanut butter and honey in a microwavable bowl, and heat in the microwave in 15 second increments, stirring in between, until melted.

    6. Add melted peanut butter mixture to cornstarch and stir until just combined.

    7. Slowly add in water 1 Tablespoon at a time until you have reached the consistency that you would like. For a thinner frosting, add more water.

    8. Add frosting to a piping bag and pipe designs on top of each dog treat. 

    Peanut butter dog treats on paper


    These tasty cheddar cheese dog treats are a hit with puppies big and small. They are so easy to make, your dog might even be able to do it!


    • 3 cups whole wheat flour

    • 2 large eggs

    • ⅔ cup water

    • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


    1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Set aside.

    2. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl to form a dough.

    3. Use a rolling pip to roll dough out onto a lightly floured surface, about 1/2 inch thick.

    4. Use a cookie cutter to cut out dog treats and lay out on tray.

    5. Bake treats for 20-25 minutes, allow to cool before serving.

    cheddar cheese dog treats


    These simple pretzel treats are made with only 4 ingredients!! It’s nice to know exactly what you’re feeding your dog. Making your own treats at home is one way to do that!


    • 2 cups Oat Flour

    • 3/4 cup Rolled Oats

    • 1 free range egg beaten

    • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce or Puree


    1. Preheat oven to 180°C.

    2. Line a baking tray with baking paper and set aside.

    3. Beat egg and set aside.

    4. Combine applesauce, oat flour, and rolled oats in a large bowl. Pour all but 1 tablespoon of the egg over the mixture and set aside the remaining 1 tablespoon of egg.

    5. Using a wooden spoon, stir the mixture until a dough forms. The dough should be tacky but not overly sticky. Add a bit more or less flour if necessary.

    6. Take a two tablespoon sized piece of dough (approximate) and roll into a tube. It should be about 10 inches long and about the width of a pencil.

    7. Take each tube and make into a U shape, then twist the ends together and fold back to the top. This makes the pretzel shape. Pinch the ends in to make sure they’re secure.

    8. Place the pretzels onto the baking tray. Brush the top of each pretzel with the remaining egg.

    9. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes until they’re slightly browned and become crispy. The pretzels should be pretty hard, just like pups love them!

    10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving.

     Dog eating pretzel biscuit

    We hope you have enjoyed these tasty homemade treat recipes for your dog, kindly shared by Becky - The Cookie Rookie. We look forward to hearing your pup's raving reviews. Happy baking!