Sunday, January 29, 2012

Homemade Dog Treats

I recently read a review of George and Diggety by Maggie Stern at Almost Unschoolers.  I knew my kids would relate to the short chapter book featuring a family and their dog, and I was certain that our Bernese Mountain Dog would be thrilled to try the recipe for homemade dog biscuits at the end of the book.

The book was a big hit.  C (7) and R (5) thought Diggety (the family dog in the book) was a little like our dog.  They especially liked the chapter about Diggety going sledding with the family.  The last chapter in the book is about the dog's birthday and homemade dog biscuits; the biscuits taste so good that everyone eats all of them before Diggety gets to try one.

We usually make homemade biscuits for our dog's birthday every year, but when it passed in November, we were busy with a newborn and the biscuits didn't get made.  This recipe is simple enough that we decided to try it for a belated birthday treat.  The recipe can make dog biscuits and people crackers, but the only person in the house who would even try them is R.  Something about the fact that they are supposed to be dog biscuits is hard to ignore.

The recipe is posted on the author's website.  Try them out for yourself, and let me know what you, or your dog, think - our dog thinks they are delicious!


  1. Very cute! I love her expression as she's waiting for her treat.
    Little Wonders' Days

  2. Fun idea. Yeah, I wouldn't have been able to eat them knowing they are a dog treat either.

  3. Did Kelly like them? She looks a little unsure in the picture below. The book looks super cute!

  4. Isn't that funny - we talked about that, too. We don't even have a dog in our house, and the biscuit/cracker batter has very normal ingredients, and was made just like any other food in our kitchen - but just knowing we were giving some to dogs was enough to make us feel funny about eating the crackers - they were good though :)

  5. I wonder if our dog would eat them, he's ridiculously picky, but he's quite happy to eat other stuff.

  6. very great article i review it more than 4 times Thanks a lot :)Thanks! With pure copper stripping and a picture template, Thanks for the compliment on the website, it took me quite sometime to get the dog cookie recipes together, but it was worth it! I ask you about how to make dog bones with peanut butter review this and tell me this is ok for my dog or not?