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The best dog training treats can often be made from ingredients that are already lurking in your fridge and pantry. Whether you are tired of store-bought, bland biscuits and allergen-laden dog treats or simply want a healthy and drool-worthy experience for your furry pal, you have come to the right place. In this dog-training treats recipe guide, we are dishing out 10 lip-smacking and healthy homemade dog-training treat recipes that will have your four-legged friend doing anything you want! These treats are sure to take your pup's training sessions to a whole new level.

The best dog training treats can often be made from ingredients that are already lurking in your fridge and pantry. Whether you are tired of store-bought, bland biscuits and allergen-laden dog treats or simply want a healthy and drool-worthy experience for your furry pal, you have come to the right place. 

In this dog training treats recipe guide, we are dishing out 10 lip-smacking and healthy homemade dog-training treat recipes that will have your four-legged friend doing anything you want! These treats are sure to take your pup’s training sessions to a whole new level. 

So, grab your apron, gather your ingredients, and let us get cooking!

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10 Best Dog Training Treats Recipes

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1.   5-Ingredient Pumpkin and Peanut Butter Biscuits

Not only is this homemade dog training treats recipe easy to make, but it also has a long shelf-life. It has cinnamon or pumpkin spice, which extends its shelf life. You can make this in large batches and store them in the refrigerator for several months.

Ingredients (for about 50 treats)

  • Pumpkin puree – 1 cup
  • Eggs – 2 whole
  • Unsweetened peanut butter – Make sure it is Xylitol-free. – 1/3rd cup
  • Cinnamon or pumpkin spice – one pinch
  • Oat flour – 2 cups.

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180 °C.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the wet ingredients – pumpkin, eggs, and peanut butter. Mix until well incorporated.
  • Add the dry ingredients – flour and spice- and mix again
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough using a rolling pin. (Apply some olive oil to the surfaces to prevent sticking.)
  • Cut out desired shapes using a cookie cutter.
  • Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes.

Once cool, refrigerate the biscuits. You can store these treats in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.

2.   Easy Peasy Chicken Dog Training Treats

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These dog-training treats contain shredded chicken and carrots, and your pet won’t be able to resist them. They do contain wheat flour, but you can replace that with coconut/almond/oat flour in case your dog is allergic to gluten. You will love how simple they are to make, and your pup will do anything for them!

Ingredients

  • Flour (you may use either almond, oat, chickpea, wheat, or coconut flour)- 1 cup
  • Shredded chicken – 1 cup
  • Grated carrot – 1 cup
  • Eggs – 2

Method

  • Preheat oven to 200 °C.
  • In a bowl, combine all the ingredients.
  • Shape into balls (you can apply some olive oil to your hands to prevent sticking).
  • Place on a baking tray lined with butter paper.
  • Bake the chicken treats until they are completely dry.

3.   Mixed Veggie Dog Training Treats

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These treats contain vegetables like spinach, carrots, pumpkin, and zucchini. They are super healthy, low-calorie, and yummy. We are sure your puppy will love them.

Ingredients

  • Eggs – 2
  • Unsweetened peanut butter – ½ a cup
  • Pumpkin puree – ½ a cup
  • Old fashioned rolled oats – ½ a cup
  • Flour of your choice – ½ a cup
  • Chopped spinach – 1 cup
  • Grated carrots – 1 cup
  • Grated zucchini – 1 cup

Method

  • Preheat oven to 200 °C.
  • In a bowl, beat the eggs, pumpkin puree, and peanut butter.
  • Add the oats and flour, and mix.
  • Add the chopped spinach, grated zucchini, and carrots.
  • Knead the dough. Apply some oil to your hands if it is sticky.
  • Take the dough and place it on a lightly floured surface.
  • Roll out using a rolling pin.
  • Cut into desired shapes.
  • Bake the treats at 200 C for 20 minutes.

4.   No-Bake Easy-to-Digest Dog Training Treats

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These gut-nourishing dog treats contain oats and coconut oil. They are easy to digest and also contain bananas and blueberries, which are packed with antioxidants. The best part is these dog-training treats do not need any baking and are quick and easy to make.

Ingredients

  • Whole oats – 2 cups
  • Egg – 1 whole
  • Banana – 1 ripe
  • Blueberries – 10
  • Coconut oil – 1 tbsp

Method

  • In a bowl, add the oats, egg, banana, and blueberries.
  • Mash with a fork to combine.
  • Add a tablespoon of coconut oil.
  • Mix well and shape into small, bite-sized balls.
  • Warm the balls in the microwave oven for 2 minutes.
  • Cool completely before storing.

5.   No-Bake Sweet Potato Dog Training Treats

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This is another no-bake dog treat recipe. It is super simple and extremely nutritious as well.

The sweet potato in the recipe is an excellent source of fibre and vitamins for your pooch.

Ingredients

Method

  • Peel the sweet potato and chop it into large pieces. Boil the pieces until soft. Cool and mash the sweet potato.
  • To the mashed sweet potato, add the peanut butter and oats.
  • Mix into a sticky dough.
  • Take a small ball of the mixture and press it into a silicone mould.
  • Freeze for 2 hours.

Delicious and healthy dog treats are ready!

6.   Homemade Dog Training Treats for Dogs With Sensitive Stomachs

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If your dog is allergic to wheat flour, these salmon-based dog treats won’t cause any allergic reactions.

Ingredients

  • Canned salmon – packed in water (no oil)- 200 g
  • Cooked rice – 1 cup
  • Egg – 1 whole.

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180 °C.
  • Drain and rinse the salmon.
  • In a bowl, combine the rice, salmon, and egg. Mix well.
  • Shape into balls.
  • Place the balls on a parchment-paper-lined baking tray.
  • Bake at 180 C for about 30 minutes or until completely dry.

7.   Watermelon-Yogurt Frozen Dog Training Treats (For Crate Training)

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These dog treats are ideal for the warmer months. You can stuff them inside your pet’s Kong toy when you are crate-training it. Your puppy is sure to be entertained for hours.

Ingredients

  • Watermelon – 1 large, peeled, de-seeded, and cubed
  • Plain Greek yoghurt (unsweetened, unflavoured) – 1 can/300 g

Method

  • Puree the watermelon cubes.
  • In an ice tray, add about one teaspoon of unsweetened Greek yoghurt and fill the rest with the watermelon puree.
  • Freeze for 6-8 hours.
  • Place a few watermelon-yoghurt cubes in your pet’s Kong toy to keep it entertained in its crate.

8.   Diabetic Dog Training Treats

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Like humans, some puppies are born with diabetes. These dog-training treats are low in carbohydrates and sugar and high in protein. They won’t cause blood sugar spikes.

Ingredients

  • Oat flour – ½ a cup
  • Beef liver – 1-½ cups
  • Eggs – 2

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180 C
  • In a food processor, add small pieces of beef liver and process to a fine consistency.
  • Add the eggs and flour, and blend.
  • On a lined baking tray, spread the mixture evenly and bake for about 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, cool completely, and cut into smaller pieces before feeding/storing.

9.   Healthy Homemade Dog Training Treats for Overweight Dogs

Each of these treats contains just 2g of fat, making them ideal for obese or overweight dogs.

Ingredients

  • Old fashioned oats – ½ a cup + 2 tablespoons 
  • Oat flour – 2 cups 
  • Unsweetened applesauce – ½ a cup
  • Ripe banana – 1
  • Pumpkin puree – 1 cup

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180 C
  • Slice and mash the banana in a bowl. Add the apple sauce and pumpkin puree and mix until smooth.
  • Add the oats and oat flour and mix well.
  • Shape into balls and roll each ball in the remaining oats.
  • Place the balls on a lined baking tray.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  • Cool completely before storing.

10.   Homemade Dog Training Treats for Dogs with Bad Breath

These minty dog training treats will not only help you train your pooch, but they will also freshen up its breath. Get ready for those doggy kisses!

Ingredients (for about 40 treats)

  • Old-fashioned oats – 2 and a half cups
  • Fresh, finely chopped parsley – ½ a cup
  • Fresh mint, finely chopped, – ½ a cup
  • Egg large – 1
  • Water- to form a dough
  • Unrefined, melted coconut oil – 3 tbsp.

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 160 °C.
  • Add the oats to a food processor and blend until fine.
  • In a bowl, mix the eggs, oil, parsley, and mint.
  • Add the oat flour and knead into a dough, using a little water as needed.
  • Take the dough out on a lightly floured surface.
  • Using a rolling pin, roll the dough to about 1/8th inch thickness.
  • Cut into small, 1-inch pieces to yield around 40 treats.
  • Place the treats about 1/4th inch apart on a lined baking tray.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes.
  • Cool completely before serving. Store for up to 2 months.

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