Sit, Stay, Roll Over. Dog Treats

About 2 years ago i started a dog treat business, it was booming and I loved doing it every day. It was my full-time gig and I enjoyed seeing the feedback from the treats that were purchased.

A few treats were bought for training treats, food sensitivity, and pupcakes for parties of course.

I tried to have a big variety for your best furry friends. I made a few cat treats too made from tuna and other fresh fish. 

I loved putting together my brand and designing all of my graphics, logo, website banner, and pins. 

You’re probably asking “why did you stop because that seems so awesome”. Well, I got a job working at a dog spa and decided to be a supplier of their dog treats so that didn’t leave a lot of time to work for my business outside of my job.

I was having so much fun, I was a manager and the team I put together was absolutely amazing. Everyone loved when they picked up their pooch and they smelled good with a fresh cut. 

The smell of wet dog hair, shampoos, and dog perfumes filled my days. 

Then something unexpected happened. On a Saturday I was on the way to work, jamming, and singing. Then the next thing I know is I’m waking up to a police officer standing over me monitoring my breath while I come out of a concussion. 

I had passed out while i was coming off of the ramp onto the highway, I hit a transfer truck but the wreck wasn’t too bad. I did total my car but I didn’t break anything. 

So after a doctor’s appointment, it was suspected that I had a seizure so there were steps being taken to figure that out. Since then it’s been a downhill spiral. I can’t work or drive because I’m a “medical risk” from falling.

Since then it has happened again in September 2022, this time was scary but I totaled another car, you can read about that one here

I had to paint the picture to tell the full story of why I ended my dog treat business. 

So back to what you’re here for, the doggo recipes!

Puppuccino Recipe – 2 ways

Whipped cream – Use it straight out of a can or make your own by whipping heavy cream until soft peaks are formed. 

Pumpkin puree – Canned pumpkin puree, not the pumpkin pie mix.

Greek yogurt – Small dollop of plain Greek yogurt.

Cinnamon – A small sprinkle of ground cinnamon for a little extra flavor and smell.

  1. To make an original puppuccino, fill a small cup or bowl with whipped cream. 
  2. Top with a small dog treat and serve immediately.


  1. Mix together pumpkin puree, Greek yogurt, and cinnamon. 
  2. Place the pumpkin mixture in a small cup and top with whipped cream and a dog treat.

Homemade Dog Food


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ½ (16 ounce) package frozen broccoli, carrots and cauliflower combination


  1. Place ground turkey, water, rice, and rosemary into a large Dutch oven. Stir until ground turkey is broken up and evenly distributed throughout the mixture; bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Add frozen vegetables, and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Refrigerate until using.

Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Peanut Butter Dog Treats


For the Dog Treats

  • 2½ cups whole wheat flours 300 grams (see note)
  • 1 large egg 50 grams
  • 1 cup pea 270 grams (see note)
  • 1 cup water 227 grams
  • 2 tablespoons honey 43 grams (see note)

For the Frosting

  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter 34 grams
  • 1 tablespoon honey 21 grams 
  • ⅓ cup cornstarch 37 grams (can also use potato starch or arrowroot powder)
  • 3-4 tablespoons hot water 43-57 grams


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour and the egg. Add the peanut butter, water, and honey, and stir until you have a stiff dough. The dough becomes very firm and sticky. You may need to use your hands, or the paddle attachment on your mixer.
  3. 2½ cups whole wheat flour, 1 large egg, 1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup water, 2 tablespoons honey
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough about ½-inch thick and use a cookie cutter to make fun shapes. The treats barely spread and rise, so get creative with your shapes.
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until golden. Once done, set aside to cool. (If you have smaller cookies, use less time, otherwise, the bottom might burn.)
  6. To make the frosting, combine the peanut butter and honey in a microwavable bowl, and heat in the microwave in 15-second increments, stirring in between until melted.
  7. 2 tablespoons peanut butter, 1 tablespoon honey
  8. Add the melted peanut butter mixture to the cornstarch and stir until just combined.
  9. ⅓ cup cornstarch
  10. Slowly add in the water 1 tablespoon at a time until you have reached the consistency that you would like. For a thinner frosting, add more water.
  11. 3-4 tablespoons hot water
  12. Add the frosting to a piping bag and pipe designs on top of each dog treat.
  13. Frost the treats with the peanut butter/honey mixture for an even more tempting cookie.

Healthy Hypoallergenic Dog Treats

1. First, preheat your oven and line the baking sheets with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.

2. In a medium bowl, stir the flour and the baking soda until combined. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, mix the sunflower butter, coconut milk, and molasses.

4. Then add the flour mixture to the sunflower butter mixture. Stir until you have a nice dough.

5. Turn out the sunflower butter dog treat dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until the dough is smooth.

6. Coat your rolling pin with flour. Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness.

7. Cut the rolled dough with dog-boned-shaped or other fun cookie cutters. (You can also use other shapes if you like when making this dog biscuit recipe.)

8. Place the treats 2 inches apart onto the parchment-lined baking sheets.

9. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-20 minutes until lightly brown.

(Check the  homemade dog biscuits after 10 minutes and 15 minutes to make sure they don’t get overcooked.) The bake time will depend on the size and thickness of your dog treat.

10. Remove the cookie sheets from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes. Cool the dog treats on wire racks.

11. Store the dog treats in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. Refrigerated treats can last for up to 2 months.

3 ingredient Hypoallergenic Dog Treats

  • 1 Ripe Banana (this is a great way to use that last banana sitting on your counter looking a bit mushy!)
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 Cup Oatmeal (we used the quick 1-minute oats type)

In a bowl mix ingredients until thoroughly combined. Set aside and let sit 10 minutes.

Preheat your oven to 350˚.

Take 1 tablespoon of the mixture and form it into a ball. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet and flatten slightly. Don’t mush it down too much!

Bake at 350˚ until browned on the bottoms, about 15 minutes, remove and let cool. This is important, don’t give it to your dog until it’s cooled down all the way. We don’t want to burn Fido’s tongue!

Store in an airtight container and give out as desired. Makes perfect treats.


These treats are the best because you know what is in them because you made them yourself. Unlike store brands with who knows what whats in them. You can make them fun with cookie cutters too, i love making these recipes because they’re so easy.

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16 responses to “Sit, Stay, Roll Over. Dog Treats”

  1. Katherine McLee

    I completely agree that homemade treats are best as you know exactly what’s gone into them! I stopped giving mine store bought treats (for the most part) as you just never know exactly what’s in them! Thank you for sharing these!

    1. It’s crazy what can be in them and still be considered safe. Now that the pooch is pampered he won’t let me go back to store bought food or treats haha

  2. What a great easy to follow recipe! Look good enough to eat for a human 😂

    1. Haha, it does smell good too. Thanks for stoping by!

  3. I’ve heard about home treats but never tried them before. It would be interesting to try this one.

  4. Kirsten Smith

    These are great treats for dogs. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Whitney Stewart

    I don’t have a dog; can’t afford to own a pet at the moment. But my parents have a couple of Labrador’s who LOOOVE treats and I can guarantee they’ve never had the home made kind! So this’ll be the perfect treat for them! Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. I love these homemade treat recipes….saving for later for the fur babies

  7. I would have loved these recipes when I had my dog, Charlie. He would have loved these! Maybe, if I’m lucky enough one day to have another dog in my life, I’ll be able to spoil him with these.

  8. Debbie

    Great pup treat recipes and really easy to follow instructions. My four-legged BFF will absolutely love these!

  9. I love making homemade treats for my dog so I’m excited to try some of your recipes! Thank you for sharing!

  10. These look so simple! Will let ya know how it goes 🙂

    1. That’s why I love these recipes because they are really simple. These can be made from start to finish within 45 minutes to an hour.

  11. Oh, I’m definitely saving this one! Our two big dogs and my 14 year old tyrant Yorkie love nothing better than puppuchinos and peanut butter! Now they can have homemade treats based on their favorite flavors!

  12. These all sound brilliant! I just got myself a puppy so I need to check if he’s allowed to eat all the ingrendients x

  13. Oh I am sorry to read how the accidents brought an end to the treat business, but hope you are happy now! They sound like great treats and this recipe comes just on time as I am getting my first puppy in a couple of weeks x

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