Homemade Dog Treats–Get The Kids Involved!

Looking for something to do before hitting the pool in the afternoon?  Or a slumber party activity?  Spend about an hour in the kitchen and make some homemade dog treats!

Teaching kids how to bake something for the family pet can be both fun and educational.  It’s an opportunity for everyone to learn what foods are healthy for dogs (unsweetened applesause instead of sugar or carob chips instead of chocolate).  And it’s a good way to incorporate math skills into a fun project.

Determine if you want your dog to have soft treats or crunchy ones and search for the right recipe.  If you want bone-shaped treats, purchase bone cookie cutters appropriate for your dog–smaller ones for smaller dogs, for example.  Most of all, keep the project on the fun side and know your dog will savor the results of your efforts!

Here are some books to get you started:

 

 

Kimberly Sain

As a Public Services Specialist, I actively promote the Travel and Pets neighborhoods, coordinate nature-themed programs for adults and families, and serve on the Big Read planning committee. Outdoor photography, birdwatching, discovering new hiking trails, and reading nature writing and travelogues about Alaska are some of my hobbies. Peter Matthiessen's Shadow Country is my all-time favorite novel.