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DIY Dog Treat Recipes

Welcome to the Dalmatian DIY dog treat recipe collection! Interested in making your own homemade dog treats? We have recipe ideas for all sorts of different DIY treats and more.


Dalmatian dog staring at homemade jerky dog treat


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Ready to hit the kitchen? You can jump straight into our homemade dog treat archives if you'd like or use the internal search to sniff out something specific.



Getting Started with Making Homemade Dog Treats


If you're wondering whether it's worth the effort or just starting out with making your own treats, you might like to check out our post on Why (and How) to Make Homemade Dog Treats. It shares why we started experimenting with homemade treats, some of the pros and cons to be aware of, different styles of homemade treats, and tips for easier treat making. Many of the treats you see here (and elsewhere) are cute little shapes or decorated, but that's just for fun. Dogs don't care about such things - only the yummy scents and tastes. Treats can be simple, use common ingredients, and kitchen equipment that you likely already have on hand. The links below will take you to our introductory posts on treat making and some of the common categories of homemade treats.

Homemade dog treat ingredients
Choosing Treat Ingredients
Introduction to making homemade dog treats
Intro to Treat Making
Homemade frozen dog treats
Frozen & Chilled Treats
Homemade gelatin gummy dog treats
Gelatin Gummy Treats
Homemade dehydrated dog treats
Dehydrated Dog Treats
Homemade cakes for dogs
Homemade Dog Cakes
Baking homemade cookie/biscuit style dog treats
Biscuits & Cookies
Homemade dog treat storage
Shelf Life & Storage


🦴 Remember, treats (bought or homemade) are for spoiling your pup in moderation. We share ideas here from treats that we make ourselves for our pets, but different animals will have different preferences (likes/dislikes) and dietary needs. Some pets may have special dietary requirements and/or food allergies/intolerances. If you are ever in doubt or have questions about what's suitable for your pet, have a chat with your trusted vet.

Fresh on the Blog | Recently Posted Dog Treat Recipes


Our blog includes post labels that can help you navigate and discover related post topics, including large categories like all of our dog treat related posts or all of our recipe related posts.  These will automatically sort by date, with the most recent posts first. Labels are located on the footer of each post. Here are some of the most recent treat recipes on the blog:

Homemade pumpkin gelatin gummy dog treats
Pumpkin Gelatin Gummies
Homemade pumpkin Halloween dog treats
Peanut Butter Pumpkin
Homemade meat and fish dog birthday cake
Surf'n'Turf Birthday Cake
Homemade chicken jerky dog treats in a bowl
Strawberry Chicken Jerky
Watermelon gelatin gummy dog treats
Watermelon Gummy Treats
Homemade dehydrated fish dog treats in a copper bowl
Crunchy Fish Jerky Treats
Homemade carob gelatin gummy dog treats
Easy Carob Dog Treat Recipes
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Exploring the Dog Treat Recipe Archives by Treat Type

The post labels can also help you navigate through our archives by treat type.  The main categories below are just a starting point, as there are also labels for key ingredients, special occasions, and more. Here a a few popular search labels:

Treat Type:
Key Ingredients:
Events and Holidays:

📝 Behind the scenes, labels also help to generate the "You might also enjoy these posts:"  suggestions that you'll see at the very bottom of our blog posts, just above the footer.  They feature a circular thumbnail photo and post title for related posts that our readers might also like to explore.


Blog Favourites | Our Go-To Dog Treats


Although I love experimenting with treat recipes, there are a few go-to favourite homemade dog treats in our own home.  We always have some sort of gelatin gummy dog treats in the fridge - occasionally fancy, but often just a simple diluted broth-based gummy. Easy, very healthy, and our dogs love them. We usually have a jar of small homemade coconut oil dogs treats in the fridge. If you're into supplementing your dogs with coconut oil, setting it turns that supplement into treats. Pawfect!  We usually have one or more varieties of jerky treats on hand as healthy high value treats. Our boys get very excited guarding the dehydrator when it's jerky making time. Cue the drool! Oli's senior dog stroller has been nicknamed "the jerky wagon" as I always carry jerky.
 

Gelatin gummy dog treat recipes
Gelatin Gummi
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Homemade coconut oil dog treats
Coconut Oil Dog Treats
Jerky dog treat recipes
Jerky Dog Treats
Frozen dog treat recipes
Frozen Dog Treats


As you can probably tell from this blog, I make a variety of different baked treats. There isn't a favourite recipe and there are usually a number of different baked treats in our freezer.  That way, there's always something different available for the ready-use treat jar and a walkies pocket treat bag.  In the warmer months, we also keep frozen pupsicle-style treats at the ready. This is an area where it's easy for anyone to have fun and experiment since it's pretty difficult to mess up a frozen treat.

Like Pavlov's dogs, our dogs perk up at the sound of the coffee machine whirring into action.  My husband has created little puppuccino addicts. Mornings often begin with a healthy breakfast followed by a warm carob 'hot dogolate' (or cold depending on the weather) or frothy milk fluffy. Occasionally, we give keffir or diluted yogurt instead. We give our dogs colostrum to support immunity and general health, (we use a high-quality human grade product) and their morning bevvy is the perfect place to mix in an extra boost of milkiness.

Even in our treat crazy household, we don't make all of our own treats (or food), but I am choosy about what we buy wrt sources and ingredients. Some treats are better made with commercial sources and/or equipment that we current have available, and some are a little to yucky for me (like dehydrated furry deer ears) but our dogs love them! If you think we'd like to taste test your treats or food, feel free to check out our Work (or Play!) with Us page for more information.


Blog Favourites | Popular Dog Treat Posts


What's popular on the blog with our readers tends to vary with the seasons and upcoming holiday/events.  These are currently some of the most popular posts on the blog based upon page views and Pinterest pins.

Homemade apple gelatin gummy dog treats
Spiced Apple Gummies
Homemade frozen bone broth dog treats
Frozen Bone Brothsicles
Homemade peanut butter dog treats
Peanut Butter Biscuits
Peanut butter pumpkin dog birthday cake
PB and Pumpkin Cake
Homamde roll-and-cut peanut butter dog treats
Peanut Butter Treats
Homemade gelatin gummy dog treats
Gummies: Scratch | Shortcut
Custom stamped homemade dog treats
DIY Stamped Dog Treats
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More Doggone Great Dog Treat Recipes and Ideas


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🐾 We take requests for future posts, be they dog-friendly holiday DIYs, recipes, freebies, and more (including for for holidays and occasions we don't celebrate ourselves). We can't turn every special request into a scheduled post due to planning and other constraints, but will try to help with ideas where we can!