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How to make homemade dog treats

Make some tasty, homemade treats that your dog will love. You can even use these treats to help teach your dog a new trick!



  • One 3.5-ounce jar of strained-meat baby food (no salt added), beef or veal recommended.
  • 1/2 cup powdered skim milk
  • 3/4 cup wheat germ



dogtreat-1Step 1: In a cold oven, move rack to top third of oven. Preheat to 275 degrees.


dogtreat-2Step 2: Lightly grease a cookie sheet with butter or cooking oil (spray-on oil works well).


dogtreat-3Step 3: Mix ingredients in a medium-size bowl.


dogtreat-4Step 4: Scoop morsels out of the bowl with teaspoon-size measuring spoon. Fill the teaspoon evenly, not heaping.


dogtreat-5Step 5: Drop morsels onto greased cookie sheet about one-half inch apart. (They don’t spread while cooking as regular cookies do.)


dogtreat-6Step 6: Bake for 11 to 12 minutes, but watch carefully so the bottoms don’t get too brown.


dogtreat-7Step 7: Remove from the oven and place pan on wire rack to cool. Makes approximately 45 doggie cookies.



Place a small number of morsels on waxed paper on a plate and cover with another plate turned upside down. Microwave on high 2 to 4 minutes,depending on power of microwave. Take top plate off as treats cool or they might get soggy. Let the treats cool completely. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 10 days. Put extras in plastic bags in the freezer for up to two months. Thaw in the refrigerator before using.


Use your treats to teach your dog to spin around.

  • Each training session for a new trick shouldn’t last much longer than five minutes. Try another five-minute session later in the day to refresh the dog’s memory.
  • With both of you standing, face your dog.
  • Hold a treat in front of your dog’s nose without letting him touch it.
  • Have the dog follow the treat around in a tight circle. Go in the same direction each time.
  • When the dog completes the circle, give it the treat and lots of praise.
  • After some practice, hold the treat so the dog can see it and say, “Spin,” but don’t lead the dog around in a circle. If he starts to turn in a circle by himself, praise him verbally until the trick is finished and only then give the food reward.
  • In a couple of days, your dog will spin as soon as you bring out the treat.

Comments about “How to make homemade dog treats”

  1. Molly says:

    Yum! Yum!

  2. D says:

    pretty cool

  3. hammy says:

    cool, my dog likes treats!

  4. aswe says:

    Wow! How interesting!!

  5. ben says:

    my dog dosent like many differnt treats but ill try

  6. Zilla376 says:

    I think I would use this because my dogs realy love all treats. My mom might like to have my dogs like her cooking, too.

  7. R4VE 54 says:

    my dogz love them thanks 4 the recipe

  8. rlewis277 says:

    these treats are awsome!

  9. Zach says:

    I am going to make it

  10. BIONICLE 674 says:

    My yellow lab loves dog treats. Im trying it.

  11. camper man says:

    I’LL TRY IT!!

  12. aj says:

    i made one so big it was 12,12

  13. drum dude says:

    My dog loves treas so im goin to make thease for him

  14. Stinkbob says:

    Kinda cool but my teddy Bear Might not like them she likes canine carry outs (Teddy Bear Shitzu Bishon frisse mix They are cute :) )

  15. sunny BL Girl says:


  16. ... Dogs... says:

    i think my stuff will work!

  17. B- doing woods maker says:

    Woof! I’m gonna see how they are felling when I’m a dog!

  18. Spider - Man says:

    I wanna be a dog so I can eat ‘em up!!! I can’t wait!

  19. barfkinz says:

    But my spoof pokemon can’t eat hot dogs! Pikachu eats katchup! Sometimes pokeblock.

  20. PUMPKINZ says:

    My dogs don’t like food at all!

  21. Cookie baker says:

    I wish I was a dog!

  22. Iron Man says:

    I wanna make these for my pomeranian! I bet I could teach her to spin…

  23. Dog-Man says:

    Do you think my paraket wouid eat a few ?…………………………..No she did not like the dog treat.

  24. kanawha says:

    Our dogs are allergic to wheat. Can you make these with oats?

  25. seventom says:

    looks good to eat?

  26. B-Dawg says:

    I train my dog every day and he knows a lot of tricks but i dont use these treats…

  27. the game7123 says:

    my puppies love these homemade dog treats

  28. mets says:

    do you think cats could eat this?

  29. Anonymous says:

    these sound like people food

  30. lobstahboy says:

    awesome:) :)

  31. fluffy puppy says:

    these sound awesome!!!!!!!! :)

  32. ♥KiTcHeN♥ says:

    My golden retriever will just love these “HOMEMADE” dog treats, because he loves dog treats!!!

  33. +2-4jcgd says:

    My mom LOVES our dog and I think she will love to be able to make “dog cookies” on her own.

  34. AAA says:

    Does anybody know what a wheat germ is?

  35. D-dawg says:


  36. D-dawg says:

    My dog loves dog treats! I hope yours too.

  37. nerd says:

    I ate mine. They taste good!

  38. Typhoon says:

    This is awsome. I will definately try it!!! I have a Black Lab and I think he will love these.

  39. CRAZY BOY says:


  40. Barbed Wire says:

    This is so cool I’m defnately gonna try them!!!

  41. Unnamed says:

    Awsome!!! I’ll try that!

  42. love guns says:

    my dog will love it!

  43. James Bond says:

    Thats kinnda kool but my dog does that anywaty

  44. seamonkey says:


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