If you would like to treat your dog to something tasty and new, or if you just don’t trust the ingredients in store-bought treats, you can always bake some for your hound at home. They’re also great for stuffing into toys for enrichment during the day.

We have three great recipes for you to try — two savoury and one sweet!

The sweet recipe contains carob, which is a chocolate alternative that is safe for dogs to eat.

Savoury

Tuna biscuits

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups wholemeal self-raising flour (or cornflour for a wheat-free alternative)
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 can of tuna in olive oil (undrained)
  • ¼ cup water

Meaty biscuits

Ingredients

  • 2 ¾ cups wholemeal self-raising flour (or cornflour for a wheat-free alternative)
  • 1 egg
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 8–10 tbsp water
  • 2 unstrained jars of baby food (beef, chicken or lamb)

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180º C.
  • Combine all ingredients for EITHER the tuna biscuits OR the meaty biscuits in a food processor (or a bowl if you don’t have one) to form a smooth, soft dough — if it’s too dry, add a bit more water or oil.
  • Roll the dough out to about 1 cm thick and get creative with your cutest cookie cutters (we recommend bone- or dog-shaped!).
  • Place cut dough on a tray lined with baking paper and bake for 20- 25 mins.
  • Once cooked, allow to cool completely, then enjoy watching your fido demolish the bikkies with gusto!

Sweet

Peanut butter biscuits

Ingredients

  • 2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour (or cornflour for a wheat-free alternative)
  • 1 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • ½ cup melted carob (add 1 tbsp canola oil for consistency if necessary)

Method

  • In a bowl, mix the peanut butter and milk, then add the flour.
  • Sprinkle some flour on a surface and knead the resulting dough on it for a couple of minutes.
  • Roll the dough out to about 1 cm thick and get creative with your cutest cookie cutters (we recommend bone- or dog-shaped!)
  • Place cut dough on a tray lined with baking paper and bake for 20 mins.
    Note: You must watch the biscuits carefully as they cook because they burn easily.
  • Once cooked, allow the biscuits to cool completely, then dip into more melted carob and allow it to harden.
  • Sit back and enjoy watching your canine friend demolish the bikkies with gusto!
A treated hound is a happy hound.

Thanks to Gail Sedgeway for the recipes!

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