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How to Make Homemade Dog Treats

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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.

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56 Comments on How to Make Homemade Dog Treats

  1. toecollector // January 14, 2019 at 3:06 pm // Reply

    ill eat these 🙂

  2. Alex the Dog // May 14, 2016 at 8:17 am // Reply

    I’m gonna tell my owner about thi… SQUIRREL!

  3. What treat can u fix for Cats?

  4. Packysaurus // July 17, 2015 at 1:05 pm // Reply

    I love my dork dogs, Buckley and Tripoli so I’m going to try this. 🙂

  5. is this also for cats


  7. They were delicious! Arf! Arf!

  8. that is a great idea and i definitely going to try it

  9. i have a dog and im going to try this

  10. I Love my dog, her name is Daisy.

  11. My dog didnt love them, I went out and got carob chips, which is fake chocolate and drizzles it on them, now he loves them 🙂

  12. candy maniac0077 // May 16, 2011 at 7:53 pm // Reply

    Wow i might give it a try because i have 2 dogs both puggles one boy one female the female is named mojo the boy name is sammy. But its a risk[>

  13. Sounds very interesting.

  14. my brother’s dog will eat just about anything:)

  15. Wow lol (: (;

  16. please dont poisin your dog
    they taste good with sugar & cinniman

  17. alpha warthog // August 25, 2010 at 10:27 am // Reply

    sounds pretty good {i{

  18. i think i might make some for my dog KD GIRL

  19. The Man with the Banjo // June 30, 2010 at 4:00 pm // Reply

    My friend said I could help make them for his dog! 😀 😛 😉 🙂

  20. my dog barfed after eating them….

  21. outdoor man // March 5, 2010 at 8:37 pm // Reply

    I will give it to my new dog

  22. i was running low on dog treats any way i might give it a shot

  23. potato eater // January 25, 2010 at 3:04 pm // Reply

    I like to cook but not for dogs.

  24. thanks

  25. KingScout: Thats funny, very funny.

    I have taught my dog most everything she knows with these treats.
    She knows how to sit, stand, do a ballerina twirl, roll over, lay down, go, stop, swim, dive, come, stay, shake paws, dance, get up, get down, and go to bed.
    Vajra (pronounced vash-rah) loves these treats!!!!!

    • awesomeperson // June 30, 2010 at 8:28 pm // Reply

      I am not sure my dog will like it. He is a very pickey eater. He will eat a sertain kind of dog food and then a week later, hate the brand he had just loved the week before!:)

  26. this is kinda cool
    Hey kingscout my dogdoes stuff like that all the time

  27. awsome! im getting a dog in febuary.

  28. this sounds good, yes // September 15, 2009 at 10:01 pm // Reply

    looks cool,
    kingscout, HA HA HA HA ROTFL

  29. I will give it to my dog after makeing it.

  30. 012468 wilhelm // July 28, 2009 at 9:31 am // Reply

    sounds interting i might want to try one

  31. newmoonwerewolf // July 22, 2009 at 7:58 am // Reply

    hahaha! i gotta make these…

  32. petester34 // July 22, 2009 at 5:54 am // Reply

    im going to write the recepie out and keep it somewhere for my puppy

  33. I had a lot of fun making these treats. My dog loves them! Thank you!

  34. i think i’ll make them for my 2 dogs and if i get a third dog i’ll make ’em again!

  35. My dog would probably like them. hey, Does anyone know how to make your dog less dumb cause mine runs into walls.

  36. ha! my dogs love this, Thanks! ^-^

  37. that is flippn’ sweet!

  38. i have a dog hes 8 // May 27, 2009 at 3:15 pm // Reply


  39. awsome

  40. it sounds very good for dogs.

  41. littlemike // May 24, 2009 at 9:43 am // Reply

    never heard of it il have to try it

  42. Kenny876543 // April 23, 2009 at 11:19 am // Reply

    my dog loved them thanks alot

  43. this savd my parents tons of money

  44. ;_; wish I had a dog

  45. newmoonwerewolf // April 13, 2009 at 2:22 pm // Reply

    that looks cool! ill try that u could also make it into a bone-shape.

  46. that was awesome

  47. LOL il try it

  48. Looks good for dogs. I think dogs will love it.

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