Dog Treats

Black bulldog puppy with treat

Dogs love to eat, no question about it. And they love treats. But dog treats are more than just a tasty snack for your dog. Dog treats can be very effective training tools for your dog. Dogs learn through punishment and reward, and a tasty gourmet dog treat is a great reward.

Dog Treats Are Too Expensive

Commercial dog treats like Greenies dog treats can be pricey, but you can make your own gourmet dog treats at home for a fraction of the cost of the fancy treats in high priced dog boutiques and pet stores. There are hundreds of dog websites that have information about cooking for your dog and even give out free dog treat recipes. Homemade dog treats are a great project for the kids. And since you’re making them, you can choose the ingredients you use. To make your dog treats healthier you can use human food ingredients instead of the by products that usually go into commercial dog treats. They will taste better to your dog and be healthier! And if you use human grade food, it won’t matter if one of your kids decides to test one of the dog treats by eating it!

Is It Hard To Make Dog Treats?

Making your own natural dog treats and cookies can be a way to give your dog healthier treats. There is no guaranteed recipe that all dogs like. You might have to experiment with different recipes for dog treats before you find a dog cookie or treat recipe that your dog loves. A book of dog treat recipes printed from the Internet on cute dog paper and tied into a book with doggie ribbon makes a great inexpensive gift for a dog lover. Boxes of holiday shaped dog treats or dog cookies are a fun and unique gift for your favorite dog owner at holiday time.

Offering free homemade dog treats can be a great way to attract people to your store or business. Word gets around in the dog community of which businesses have dog treats on hand for people walking by or shopping with their dogs and that will attract a lot of dog lovers. Many coffee shops, restaurants and other stores keep a tin of dog treats someplace handy and give out free dog treats to dog owners walking by with their dogs. Simple gestures like that can really make an impression on customers and build a lot of good will.