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Homemade Dog Treat Recipes

Whether you’d like more control over the ingredients in your dog’s treats, you’d like to make a special gift for your favorite dog lover, or you want to show your love to your dog with a batch of goodies, we’ve got you covered with easy homemade dog treat recipes!

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Before You Begin

Look at these recipes as a framework; if you’d like to substitute your dog’s favorite flavors, go for it!

Before your put on that apron, though, please be sure to read Foods Your Dog Should Never Eat to make sure you know which foods are fine for you and your dog to share–and which can be dangerous for your dog. Wondering what items will make it easier for you to make your own homemade dog treats? See our post on which baking supplies you need.

Looking for more recipes? Download one of our free dog treat cookbooks!

Dehydrated Dog Treats

These simple recipes can be created in a food dehydrator or in your oven!

Dehydrated Sweet Potato and Banana Dog Treat Recipe

I used two of the dogs’ favorite tastes–sweet potatoes and bananas–to create these dried treats (which can be easily broken into training treats, too).

How to Make Sweet Potato Dog Chews

Make a safe and healthy alternative to rawhides by using sweet potato slices, baked to a chewy consistency in your oven or dehydrator.

Dehydrated Chicken Liver Dog Treat Recipe

It might not be a very pretty dog treat, but these tasty bits are a great tool for dog training.

Training Treats for Your Dog

Chicken Liver Dog Treat Squares

With a super simple list of ingredients–just chicken, chicken liver, and eggs–this recipe takes only a few minutes to prepare.

Liver Training Treats Recipe

Our most popular savory dog treat recipe!

Beef Heart Dog Treat Recipe

Yes, it looks like a horror movie when you’re making it, but your dog will thank you for it!

No-Cook Training Treats Recipe

Use your refrigerator to help dehydrate these training treats!

Hot Dog Training Treats

Use your microwave to create these easy training treats.

Peanut Butter Treat Recipes

Peanut butter is definitely a favorite with Fidos everywhere. One word of caution: some companies have begun adding Xylitol to their peanut butter; Xylitol is extremely toxic to dogs, even in small amounts. ALWAYS check the ingredients list to make sure the peanut butter you are using is safe!

Easy Peanut Butter Dog Treats

This recipe is our most popular sweet dog treat!

 Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe

Peanut Butter & Banana Dog Ice Cream Recipe

Peanut Butter & Applesauce Dog Biscuit Recipe

Peanut Butter and Banana Pupsicles

Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich Dog Treats

Peanut Butter & Pumpkin Dog Ice Cream

Grain-Free Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Grain-Free Dog Treats

Grain Free Dog Treat Recipes: 5 Easy Homemade Recipes

Grain-Free Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Everyday Homemade Dog Treats

Turkey Jerky Treat Recipe

Scooby BBQ Summer Sliders Recipe, Loews Hotels

Chicken and Kibble Cupcakes Recipe

Apple Pie Dog Treat Recipe

Recipe for Oatmeal-Turkey Dog Biscuits

Recipe: Pear & Molasses Dog Biscuits

Kibble Cupcakes Recipe

Elvis Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich Dog Treat Recipe

Anise Seed Dog Treat Recipe

Chicken & Cheese Biscuit Recipe

Carrot & Cheese Biscuits

Carrot Cake Cookies for Your Dog

Mini Cheeseburger Treat Recipe

Liver Cornbread Recipe

Jerky Recipes

Chicken Jerky Recipe

One ingredient makes this recipe easy to make and a safe way for your dog to enjoy homemade chicken jerky dog chews.

Turkey Jerky for Dogs

I used a jerky gun to create this jerky made from ground turkey, but you can make them by hand as well!

Halloween Dog Treat Recipes

Create a Spooky Halloween Treat for Your Dog

Courtesy of Bentley’s Pet Stuff, this recipe only LOOKS difficult to create; it’s actually super simple (and definitely Instagram-worthy!)

Spooky Buddies Doggy Biscuit Recipe

If you have a young Spooky Buddies fan in your house, this easy dog treat is a fun one to create with children.

Witchy Chicken Fingers Recipe

This dog version of creepy witch finger cookies is a fun treat for Halloween dog parties.

How to Make Pumpkin Puree

Wondering what to do with those pumpkins? Make pumpkin puree! Freeze it and enjoy homemade dog treats year around as you add these superfood to many baked treat recipes.

Thanksgiving Recipes for Dogs

Loews Hotels Thanksgiving Recipe: Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie for people contains too many spices and sugars for your dog–but this dog-friendly recipe was created by Loews Hotels for their in-room dog menu.

Loews Hotels Thanksgiving Recipe: Spaniel Stuffing

Created by Loews Hotels for their in-room dog menu.

Turkey & Cranberry Dog Treat Recipe

Use that leftover Thanksgiving turkey and cranberries to create this easy dog treat–or use frozen turkey to make this tasty treat any time!

Sweet Potato Dog Treats  – courtesy Ann Clark cookie cutters

Christmas and Hanukkah Dog Treat Recipes

Fido Fruitcake Recipe

Molasses yields its sweet taste to this dog-friendly cake recipe–and adds extra nutrients, too!

Cranberry Dog Treats

Cranberries have many nutritional benefits for dogs–and they look extra festive on these holiday treats.

Loews Hotels Hanukkah Recipe: Lassie Latkes

Sweet potatoes, ginger, and cardamom join together to create this flavorful treat developed by Loews Hotels for their holiday dog menu.

Chicken Liver & Green Bean Dog Biscuits

We use these as Easter treats but they’re great year-around.

St. Patty’s Day Patties for Your Dog

Peas add their green color–and nutrition–to these St. Patrick’s Day dog biscuits that are fun to make in shamrock shapes.

Frozen Dog Treats

Peanut Butter Banana Pupsicles (above)

Courtesy of Just Food For Dogs, this recipe combines peanut butter, bananas, honey, yogurt and blueberries for a pretty pupsicle.

Beef Pupsicles

Courtesy of Just Food For Dogs, this recipe creates a savory frozen treat using beef broth and yogurt.

Caribbean Canine Cooler Recipe

Blueberry Frozen Dog Treats

Bark & Swagger share this easy recipe for making your own blueberry treats for warm weather fun.

Peanut Butter and Fruit Ice

Yogurt, Peanut Butter & Banana take center stay in this easy frozen recipe from Bark & Swagger.

Recipe: Chicken Liver Sicles!

Fido’s Frozen Fruit Pupsicle Recipe

Peanut Butter & Banana Dog Ice Cream Recipe

Brothsicle Dog Treat Recipe

Beefsicle Frozen Dog Treat Recipe

Pumpkin Doggie Ice Cream

Broths and Soups for Dogs

How to Make Homemade Chicken Broth for Your Dog

Super easy to make, you’ll find so many ways to use homemade chicken broth: soften your dog’s dry food, freeze it in a Kong, add it to a treat recipe in place of water, or freeze it in an ice cube tray.

How to Cook Chicken and Rice for Dogs

Help soothe your dog’s tummy with this bland mixture.

Steamy Chicken and Quinoa Soup for dogs

Courtesy of The Honest Kitchen, this recipe can create a warm broth for your dog during the winter–or freeze it to create a frozen treat during warm weather!

Stuffable Treats for KONG® Toys

Pigskin Surprise

Pork rinds are the not-so-secret ingredient in this tasty stuffable recipe that will keep your dog happily occupied!

Miscellaneous Recipes

Birthday Cupcakes for dogs

Good Breath Dog Treats

Bowser’s Baked Egg Cups

Doggie Chopped Liver

How to Make Eggshell Calcium for Your Dog

Basil Quiche for Dogs & People – courtesy The Honest Kitchen

Looking for more recipes? Download one of our free dog treat cookbooks!

Cooks: Don’t miss our My Dog Says I’m a Great Cook™ cookbook with over 100 dog treat recipes from the publishers, readers and fans of DogTipper! This paperback book is available in our PawZaar gift store!


Wednesday 1st of April 2020

is it bad if my dog like chocolate! because I all time eat it and he want to eat too

Paris Permenter & John Bigley

Sunday 5th of April 2020

Chocolate is toxic for dogs! You'll find more information here:

Chow Slow

Saturday 28th of December 2019

In the past I've given our beagle peanut butter and honey sandwiches - basically two slices of bread with honey and peanut butter in between. Then you cut the sandwich into 6 treat size mini sandwiches. He can't get enough of them.