Healthy Dog Training Treat Recipe

Healthy dog training treats are easy to make, save money and are a big hit with dogs.  This basic recipe can be modified to suit the taste and dietary needs of your dog.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of flour.  (I use a mix of all purpose and whole wheat – 2 cups of each) (To make gluten free, use white or brown rice flour)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup of chicken, beef or vegetable stock
  • 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 13.2 ounce can of all natural dog food (I like to use Merrick Grammy’s Pot Pie but pretty much any good canned food will work)

Preparation:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Grease a cookie sheet or use some spray vegetable oil
  • Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl to form a dough.  If you have a stand mixed, use the dough hook and mix for about 3 minutes.
  • Spread mixture evenly over the cookie sheet.  Try to spread it out so that it covers the entire surface.  You can use a small rolling pin.  If you do not have a small rolling pin you can use the empty can of dog food or anything round to roll it flat.
  • Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • Take the pan out of the oven and turn the oven off.
  • Using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife, and cut straight lines about 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch wide over the length of the pan then cut straight lines about 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch wide across the width of the pan.  When you are done the entire sheet should be scored like graph paper.
  • Place the pan bake back in the oven for an hour and let the cookies crisp up
  • Take the cookies out of the oven and break them apart along the pre-cut lines
  • Store them in a seal-tight container and keep them in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or freeze them

Modifications:

  • If you do not want to use canned dog food, substitute 1-to-2 shredded apples and add 1 Tablespoon of cinnamon and 1 Tablespoon of honey.
  • You can also substitute 1-2 cups of cooked and shredded chicken, turkey or beef
  • If you want to make them gluten free, substitute white rice flour or brown rice flour.  (or you can do a 50/50 mix of the flours)
Healthy Dog Training Treat Recipe
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