Just like humans, dogs love treats–especially when they’re homemade! Treats can be a great way to motivate your dog to learn a new trick, and can also help build their relationship with you. Treats don’t have to be high in calories or unhealthy to be fun for your dog. There are many recipes for treats made with vegetables or other healthy sources that your dog will love. And often, knowing exactly what goes into the treats your dog eats can help put you at ease if your dog has allergies or is picky about food. Have fun trying the five delicious recipes below!

Pumpkin dog treats
Have extra pumpkin puree on hand for the holidays? These grain-free cookies can be made in one bowl.

homemade pumpkin dog treats with cookie cutters

Source: A Cozy Kitchen

Bacon and peanut butter cookies
For your dog, the smell of these cookies baking might be almost as delicious as eating the actual treat!

homemade peanut butter dog treats

Source: Sally’s Baking Addiction

Pup pops
These pupsicles are easy to keep on hand or stuff into a Kong.

dog eating homemade ice cream pop treat

Source: Heather Baird

Easy peanut butter cookies
You probably already have most of these ingredients on hand, and your pup will love these! These are also a great gift for neighbors’ and friends’ dogs.

homemade peanut butter dog treats with cookie cutter

Source: Damn Delicious

Sweet potato jerky
These delicious chews are an alternative to rawhide.

sweet potato jerky homemade dog treat

Source: 17Apart

While you’re baking, keep in mind that the ASPCA lists some basic do’s and don’ts when feeding human foods to your pup. Remember, always consult a veterinarian if you aren’t sure about what’s safe for your dog!

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