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Monday, 16 September 2019
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Why (and How) to Make Homemade Dog Treats

Making bone shaped roll-and-cut dog treats

It's another special segment of our FAQs, Tips, and Troubleshooting topics, and this week we're sharing (and drooling) all about DIY dog treats!  Before I jump into tips and troubleshooting for specific types of homemade dog treats, here's an introduction to why I started making our own dog treats, the potential benefits and pitfalls, and different approaches to treat making.

Monday, 6 November 2017
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{RECIPE} Smooth Roll-and-Cut Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Homemade peanut butter dog treats shaped bones on a geometric blue background with ribbon, gift tag, and scissors

Did you know that November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month? Oh yeah...we LOVE our peanut butter! In honour of peanut butter lovers everywhere and in preparation for some fun variations on this base recipe used in our upcoming holiday posts, we're sharing our smooth roll-and-cut peanut butter dog treat dough. Yummy!

Wednesday, 30 September 2015
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{RECIPE} Easy Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

This is a very easy recipe for anyone looking for a special homemade dog treat idea.  It's quick, simple, and hard to mess up. It's a great one for cooking with children to make a special treat for their best furry friend. They can even taste test the treats together after baking! They do smell really good...  The cooling rack was well guarded - check out my handsome (albeit slightly drooly) sous-chef in the last picture below!  These soft cookie style treats are doggone delicious, but not so yummy to us humans who are used to sweeter (naughtier) human treats. 

Homemade peanut butter cookie dog treats

Saturday, 12 September 2015
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DIY for Dogs: Square Knot Fleece Loop Tug Toy

Homemade woven fleece dog tug toys on a table with treats

For those of you who loved our square knot fleece dog tug toy (thanks!), you'll be happy to hear that we find ourselves needing to make a new tug toy every month or two, thanks to the destructive dog teamwork of "Sharky McFang" and "Oli the Ripper"!  Oli prefers a nice loop to get his mouth through, so here is a simple little variation for turning a basic square knot fleece dog tug toy into a loop and tail tug toy.

Monday, 31 August 2015
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DIY Dog (or Cat) Clay Paw Prints

DIY pet paw prints in round pieces of air dry clay

Paw prints are a great way to celebrate special milestones or occasions during life together, as well as to hold on to mementos of beloved pets after they pass.  You can buy pre-packaged paw impression kits (which can be a nice option if you'd like a paw-and-frame set), or it's also easy to create your own custom clay pet prints with a few simple craft supplies.

Monday, 3 August 2015
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DIY for Dogs: Square Knot Fleece Tug Toy

Dalmatian dog tugging on a homemade woven fleece dog tug toy

As some of you may already have seen on our social media posts, our puppy is much harder on his toys than our older boy ever was. I won't name any brand names here, but some VERY expensive heavy-duty dog toys have lasted for mere minutes in his happy little mouth. I am in no way a pioneer of fleece dog toys (there are many different DIYs out there).  After a number of less than robust attempts, we finally made with a toy that both dogs enjoy and is able to survive for weeks of vigorous play, so we though we would try and share some simple visual instructions to help others who would like to try something similar.