Easy, Homemade Dog Treats with only 2 Ingredients

Easy, Homemade Dog Treats with only 2 Ingredients

Whether it’s your dog’s birthday, or maybe you just have some extra time on your hands, or maybe you just want to make homemade dog treats instead of buying them from the store, pretty much every dog owner has wanted to make their own dog treats at some point or another.

If you Google, there are literally hundreds of recipes. There are even homemade dog treat kits and electric dog treat baking machines!

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If you want quick an easy treats, this is the recipe for you! Bonus – this recipe easily makes about 500 treats! You read that right – 500 treats! In order to make the treats, you will need this silicone baking mat. Using this mat is what allows you to get 500 treats at one time! Now, the cool thing about this mat is that it is actually made to collect grease from meat you cook in the oven. So, it actually serves two purposes! (Just obviously discard the grease if you do choose to use it for cooking your meat and wash it well before making dog treats.) 

Why should you make these treats? 

NO ALLERGENS

Buster is practically allergic ot everything under the sun. Even when I buy dog treats for him at the store, there are only a few different treats that he can have, sadly. These homemade dog treats are made with only two ingredients, so you won’t have to worry about any allergy issues!

QUALITY INGREDIENTS

Even when we buy good dog treats at the store, it can still be hard to tell exactly what is in them or the exact quality of the ingredients. These homemade dog treats only have 2 ingredients, and you can even opt to purchase organic options!

QUANTITY

I don’t even know what else to say here. You get 500 treats for only about 5 minutes worth of work! These treats will keep for several weeks in the fridge, so you don’t have to worry about them going bad. These are perfect to have on hand. Who knows, maybe you’ll feel inspired and motivated to grab a handful and have a training session!

I know your dog will absolutely love these, but if you make them, will ou please do me a favor and leave me a comment below and let me know what you and your dog think? I’d appreciate it!


Easy Homemade Dog Treats with 2 Ingredients

This is a quick and easy recipe for 500 homemade dog treats using only 2 ingredients.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time28 mins

Equipment

  • Pyramid pan

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup coconut flour
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter, creamy
  • 1 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a large bowl, mix the flour and peanut butter together.
  • Slowly add in the water until you get the consistency of pancake batter. This was about 1 and 1/4 cups of water for me.
  • Spread the batter onto the pyramid pan sheet with a spatula. Gently use the edge of the spatula to ensure there are no airbubbles in the pyramids. You also want to ensure there is as little batter as possible connecting the treats.
  • Bake until done, about 28 minutes.
  • Once cooled, gently shake the pyramid pan onto a cookie sheet. All of your treats should easily fall out!
  • Store leftover treats in the fridge.
    easy homemade dog treats

Notes

The batter in this recipe makes enough to fill the two pyramid pans, which is about 1,000 treats. These will easily keep for 3-4 weeks in the refrigerator, but if you only want to make one pyramid pan's worth of treats, then cut this recipe in half. 

8 High Value Dog Treats

8 High Value Dog Treats

You need to use high value dog treats when you’re working on reactivity issues. Reactivity training is hard work for a dog, so you need to compensate him appropriately. Let’s use an analogy for humans so that you can understand what your dog is going through. Let’s say you hate spiders. Will you sit in a room with spiders for $5.00? Absolutely not. Will you sit in a room with spiders for $5,000? Most likely, yes. It’s the same concept for dogs. Reactivity training is much harder than learning to “high five” in your living room, so the type of treat he is rewarded with needs to reflect that.

With reactivity training, you’re making your dog be in the presence of his trigger, which is something that is emotionally stressful. You’re trying to change your dog’s emotional response to that trigger. Plain kibble or healthier treats like fruits and veggies just aren’t a big enough compensation for your dog in this scenario. Those may work fine in the comfort of your own home, but they don’t work for reactivity. So make it worth it to your dog and break out these high value training treats. You’ll thank yourself in the long run, because your training will progress so much quicker and smoother!

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8 High Value DOG TREATS

  1. FREEZE DRIED LIVER
  2. SHARP CHEDDAR CHEESE
    • I recommend just buy a block of sharp cheddar cheese and cutting it into little cubes yourself. The cubes only need to be put about the size of a pea. Sharp or extra sharp cheddar cheese just has more flavor and smell to it than any other cheese, which is why dogs love it so much. If you want cheddar cheese without the hassle of cutting it yourself, PureBites does make a freeze dried cheese that is Buster approved!
  3. HOTDOGS
    • These are cheap and much easier and quicker to cut up than a block of cheese! I recommend cutting the hotdog into quarters lengthwise. This will give you the perfectly sized training treat.
  4. BOILED CHICKEN/STEAK
    • We’ve all heard to feed boiled chicken and rice when our dogs have an upset tummy, but you can use that as treats too! Just boil the chicken, steak (you can even use pork!) as you normally would, and then either chop it into pieces or crumble it up.
  5. TUNA FUDGE
    • If you are in the dog training world, you’ve definitely heard about this. It is super cheap and easy to make, and it’s basically the equivalent of doggie crack. You can modify it if you need to (I’ve made it with applesauce in place of eggs). I also tend to leave out the garlic powder, but that is just a personal preference.
    • Here’s a link to the full recipe.
  6. PEANUT BUTTER
    • This is Buster’s favorite! Peanut butter can be hard to work with outside, but it’s possible – I promise! I usually use this in the beginning stages of reactivity training when there is less movement involved. So if you’re in the beginning stages playing the “look at that” games, then this will work wonderfully. All you need to do is bring a peanut butter jar and a slender wooden spoon. Dip the spoon in the jar, offer your dog a lick for looking at this trigger, hide the spoon behind your back, and repeat. Dip the spoon back in the jar to load it up with more peanut butter as necessary.Make sure you label this peanut butter “DOGS!” in black Sharpie all over and put it somewhere different than your normal peanut butter so your husband or children don’t accidentally grab it and start using it for their sandwiches!
  7. Liverwurst
    • There are a ton of different ways to cook this, but be forewarned, it can get a little messy in your training pouch. Make sure you put this in a ziplock baggie instead of eating it directly into your training pouch! Or, you could blend this up and put it in the training tube above!

      Here is a good recipe for treats that aren’t quite as messy.

  8. FILLED CAMPING TUBES
    • So you know those reusable camping tubes you put condiments in? Use them for dog treats! These are my absolute favorite because they’re so customizable. The basic principle is simple – find your ingredients, add water, blend in a blender, fill the camping tubes, and get outside to get training! You simply offer your dog a lick in place of when you would hand or throw him a hard treat.
      Here are some ideas for what to blend up:
      canned dog or cat food
      boiled chicken or steak, some cheese, liver
      peanut butter and applesauce
      Honestly, the options with these are endless. That’s one of the reasons I love them so much!

       

What high value dog treats does dog love the most? Tell me in the comments below!