Would you buy homemade dog cookies/ biscuits?

Dog Bone Cookies/Biscuits - This is a picture of dog cookies similar to the ones that I make.
@Nykkee (2523)
Canada
May 30, 2008 11:20am CST
Would you buy homemade dog cookies/biscuits from flea market or yard sale? If you would be interested in such a product can you please tell me what you would expect or consider fair? How many cookies should there be in a bag? What type of price range would you consider fair for something like this? Would you expect to see a stick with a list of ingredients on the package? What do you think of a name for them like Peanut Butter Puppy Pleasers?
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10 responses
• Canada
30 May 08
If they had a ingredient list and were priced like another poster said, .25/.50 for one. I would probably buy some. Especially if I had the dogs with me and needed a little treat for them being on their best behavior! I think you have a winner in the name too! Are you fixin to start this as a business? I am thinking that I have even seen some sold on ebay, that might be a great place to start if you spice them or the packaging up a little! Good luck to you!
@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
31 May 08
I don't think I would sell them online because I would have to add preservatives to the ingredients to make sure they would be okay in the mail and preservative aren't really good for you, so I'm sure they are not good for dogs.
• Canada
16 Jun 08
thanks Nykee! I appreciate the vote! I did go and look on line and they are selling them and wrapping them in those airless bags, I can't remember what they call those bags!
@minnie_98214 (10573)
• United States
31 May 08
I would not buy homemade dog biscuits but my reason is only because my dog is weird and he doesnt really like them much. My dog loves pasta uncooked just throw him a noodle and hes in heaven.
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@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
5 Jun 08
That is wierd that his favorite thing is an uncooked noodle, not much flavor there.
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
31 May 08
This question is amazing it really is for me. I have bought home cooked baking at flea markets and bake sales and YET I would NEVER buy dog cookies/biscuits unless bought at the animal hospital. We buy our dog food at the animal hospital and we are very fussy about our dog, so I guess what that tells me is we look after our dog better than ourselves. You've opened my eyes to this, amazing I just never thought about this before. Thank You.
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@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
5 Jun 08
That is odd. I love getting special snacks for my dog. She loves people food and anything that tastes like it so she loves the cookies that I make her. She is a pitbull mix though and they have really tough stomachs so I can feed her just about anything that isn't on the "bad for dogs" list.
@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
31 May 08
I would like to try it if it were cheaper than the branded ones. It doesn't really matter how many are in a bag or what shape it comes in. What's most important to me is the price first and foremost then the ingredients. I'd like to give my dogs something healthy and delicious as a treat. Peanut Butter Puppy Pleasers sounds good to me, but the "puppy" limits the market to puppies only so you might want to change it to doggy pleasers. :)
@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
31 May 08
My dog is 7 years old and I still call her puppy. She my little baby. I used "Puppy" to make all the words (well excpet for "butt")start with "P".
• United States
30 May 08
an ingredient list is a good idea, and the name is really cute! if you're doing individual biscuits, it really depends on the size. a sm. milkbone size would be .25/.50, md. .50/.75, larger bones .75/ 1.00. you might want to consider offering a bag of five, ten, or fifteen for a discounted price.
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@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
31 May 08
I was thinking about doing just bags because my dog in never happy with just one treat.
@suz1000 (160)
30 May 08
Maybe, probably not. Depends if they were packaged properly i may consider it but i would expect to know exactly what ingredients were in there, with a dog with huge food allergies i cant take the risk of not knowing.
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@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
31 May 08
Well the ingredients are pretty simple, I just use whole hweat flour, peanut butter, milk, baking powder and a touch of vanilla. I was thinking about just puuting "all natural" on the lable, but I'm not sure if vanilla is all natural.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
30 May 08
Well I love the name! and YES I woudl expect to see an ingredients label..As far as price, quantity etc etc I really dont know and I can honestly say that UNLESS the seller had a GREAT reputation and came recommended, I most likely WOULDN'T buy them...Just like I wouldnt buy homemade baby food for my child..
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@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
31 May 08
That's too bad. The ingredients are very simple and I will be selling at the yard sale with a relatively well known paramedic so hoepfully people will trust me.
• United States
30 May 08
yes i would. and what is more my aunt who owns a bakery makes dog biscuits and they fly off the shelves. last time i knew she made two different sizes and she sold them for .25 and .50 respectively. so i would say thats a pretty fair price to to offer them depending on the size.
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@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
31 May 08
Well I was thinking about making bags of maybe 8-10 cookies and chargeing like $2 a bag or something.
@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
30 May 08
I have bought home-made dog biscuits in the past. They were peanut butter, softer for older dogs, and he just loved them! I don't remember what I paid for them, though, and I guess I really can't give you advice on the pricing; maybe another poster can. But I know people are willing to spend money on their pets! We bought them at a street fair, and the lady who made them was selling them like crazy! She was selling them individually, and not by the bag. I think most people would want to see a list of ingredients. I love the name, too!
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@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
31 May 08
Well I could always put a sign with the ingredients on it I guess, it would be alot of wprk to make a tag for each bag, plus that's kind of giving up my recipe. I'm glad you like the name.
@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
30 May 08
I wouldn't need an ingredients list because come on my dog licks his own butt. lol I think it would depend on how big they were but I have bought him those special cookies at the local pet stores and I have paid sometime $1.50 each and they weren't that big but they looked like certain things. Some looked like a real human cookie with sprinkle looking things on it. I like the name as well.
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@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
31 May 08
The cookies I make are about the size of a medium sized Milk Bone brand dog cookie. I have bigger bone shaped cutters but I find the smaller size best and my dog is quite large.