Homemade Doggy Treats!

@jennybianca (12918)
Australia
November 7, 2007 7:18pm CST
Years ago, I wanted to make homemade dog treats for our two dogs. At the time I was only able to find one recipe, which my then young daughter loved to make for the dogs. Now there are lots of doggy treats available that one can make. It is much cheaper than purchasing products. Here is one easy & cheap recipe: HOMEMADE DOG TREAT Barley Beef Biscuits 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon garlic granules 4 tablespoons parsley 2 cups beef broth 2 cups barley flour 3-4 cups rye flour Directions: Preheat oven to 350 ° F (180 ° C). In a large bowl, combine olive oil (extra-virgin olive oil is more expensive, but lower grade olive oils are blended with other vegetable oils that may contain corn or soy), garlic and parsley. Heat the beef broth (it's best to make your own, canned or condensed broths have added salt, sugars, and preservatives) or water until steaming and add to the olive oil mixture . Stir in barley flour and let cool until lukewarm -- or cool enough to work with. Gradually blend in rye flour, adding enough to form a stiff dough. Transfer to a floured (rye flour) surface and knead until smooth (about 3-5 minutes). Shape the dough into a ball, and roll to 1/4-inch (6 mm) thick. Use the cookie cutter of your choice (we prefer to make small bones) or cut into small squares. Transfer to ungreased baking sheets, spacing them about 1/4 inch (6 mm) apart. Gather up the scraps, roll out again, and cut additional biscuits. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and turn over. Bake for an additional 30 minutes, or until golden brown on both sides. After you finish baking all batches of biscuits, turn off the oven, spread all the biscuits in one baking pan and set them in the oven to cool for a few hours or overnight. The extra time in the oven as it cools off helps make the treats crunchier. Makes several dozen small treats that keep and freeze well
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
8 Nov 07
Thanks. I may have to try this out for Buster. I don't cook much but now I can say I'll cook Buster an after dinner treat. HAHAHA! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
8 Nov 07
I find some of the dog treats quite expensive to buy. Thats why I went searching for homemade treats. Your discussion reminded me!! So thanks.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
8 Nov 07
HAHAHA. You're welcome also. Tee hee. I buy the treats in bulk packaging. Not so exspensive then. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
8 Nov 07
Thnk you I shall certainly try your recipe as I always make my own dog treats. Here is a recipe for my dogs favorites. I also leave them in the overn for a couple of hours. Liver Treats 1 lb raw liver. 1 box cornbread muffin mix. Mix liver in blender or food processor until it is almost liquid. Add to muffin mix Spread evenly on cookie sheet Set oven temperature to recommended on muffin mix box. Bake until firm. I lower my oven temp a little less than mix recommended time and also less time than muffin mix recommended time as the treats are much thinner than muffins. Cut into squares and freeze them.
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
9 Nov 07
This looks easier than mine. Although I am not too sure about the liver.
• United States
11 Oct 09
Thanks for this recipe, I will try this for my dogs soon as am back from a business trip. My dogs loves assorted dog bones too. But am sure they will really love if I prepare some homemade dog treats for them. They will surely kiss my face. I was also thinking of giving them a surprise like buying homemade dog treats from a dog bakery store. I wander if this website can deliver door to door for my dogs' day treat. I hope they do or at least they have a branch near my place. Will need to check that out. http://woofgangbakerylakewoodranch.com/homemade-dog-treats
• United States
11 Oct 09
Thanks for the recipe. I will try this soon as I got back from a business trip. Oh I could imagine their faces so happy for the new recipe they will surely enjoy. My dogs love plain dog bones I bought elsewhere, but the eldest seem to get bored by those. Now I learned there are so many options I can give to my dogs without compromising the quality like homemade dog treats from Woof Gang Bakery. Here's the website that inspired me to choose homemade dog treats. http://woofgangbakerylakewoodranch.com/homemade-dog-treats
@Duvessa (914)
• United States
13 Nov 07
I've always wanted to geti nto baking for pets, I'll have to try this out. And there's nothing wrong with eating dog treats, most of them have stuff humans eat & nothing that would hurt a human. A friend & I split a dog biscut on a dare once, it just tasted kinda bland. And I've eaten serveral of those dog cookies, the "chocolate" kind, they are actually really yummy & have everything that normal cookies have in them minus the harmful stuff for dogs (salt, sugar etc). So it's really no big deal. and they are alot less fattening also! :P
@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
14 Nov 07
I have not tried eating dog treat myself. My sister-in-law does.
• Philippines
10 Nov 07
jenny this is nice i will make today let u know if my dog will like it...
@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
11 Nov 07
Okay, let me know if your dog liked them.
@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
8 Nov 07
Hi Jenny, That was sweet of you to share this with us. I do not have a pet but my friend has two doggies, I am sure It would be of great help to her. Thanks. Have a nice day.
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
8 Nov 07
Maybe you make her some for a christmas present for her dogs.
@brendalee (6086)
• United States
8 Nov 07
Thanks for sharing that. My dogs will like them. I have a few dog treat recipes too but I can't remember where I put them.
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
8 Nov 07
If you have a lot of dogs, & I recollect that you do, this will be cheaper than buying homemade treats.
@KarenO52 (2951)
• United States
8 Nov 07
This looks like a great recipe for dog treats. I think I'll make some for Christmas for my dog and my daughters dogs. This is probably so much healthier than store bought treats.
@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
8 Nov 07
It is much cheaper too. That's a good idea about Christmas treats. Maybe I should get my daughter to make some for our dogs for Christmas.
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
8 Nov 07
My dogs love them. I found a site that has a bunch of recipes. http://www.bullwrinkle.com/Assets/Recipes/Recipes.htm
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
8 Nov 07
Lots of great recipes here. Thanks.
@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
8 Nov 07
Those sound good enough to eat myself! I did make doggy treats once and somehow the dogs seemed to know they were for them! But then, they beg for anything I bake. They really love people cookies and cake!
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@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
8 Nov 07
I'm not sure about eating them myself!! I am sure your dogs love people cookies & cakes.
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