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Baking homemade dog training treats, peanut butter biscuits, with your children!

Updated on July 27, 2013
4.5 stars from 2 ratings of Peanut Butter Dog Training Biscuits

Simple and fun

Your dog will love these delicious homemade dog biscuits. The scent of fresh peanut butter baked into each biscuit will fill your home with a wonderful aroma.

Easy enough for your child to help you with and become involved in the training process.


Easy enough for children to help

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups white flour
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. For cut-out cookies: roll dough out on floured surface (or wax paper for less mess) with rolling pin. Cut out with dog bone shaped cookie cutter or cutter of your choice.
  3. Place cut out cookies on cookie sheet about an inch or so apart. These cookies do not rise all that much so space is not a concern during baking.
  4. Remove the cookies from the cookie sheet. I usually transfer the cookies on the parchment paper to a clean counter top and let them cool. Or, use a spatula to remove the cookies from the parchment paper and place on a cooling rack until cool.
  5. Cool completely before storing or serving to your dog.

Use a dog bone cookie cutter such as this one and everyone will think they were professionally made!

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: A few dozen

Why are these treats different?

I don't know if it is the peanut butter baked into each biscuit that dogs love so much.

When a new neighbor moved in next door, I noticed they had a small dog. I had just baked a fresh batch of these dog biscuits. I packaged them up in a pretty little bag and brought them over to say hello and welcome them. I offered these treats to the neighbor for their dog. He was an older dog and the neighbor said the dog would not eat them.

True story, the dog ran across the yard, jumped on the stone wall between our properties, and grabbed the dog treats out of my hand and ran back home with them. The neighbor was very surprised. He said he had tried everything and the dog had never eaten treats.

These treats are great to bring with you to a dog park and vet's office.

Don't bite the hand that feeds you!

Dogs are smart and motivated by food.

Dogs can be treat trained around your children. For example, have your child extend a treat through their fingers without the fingers extended and teach your dog to take the treat gently. This is how dogs learn not to nip at fingers when taking food.

However, it's important to always supervise dogs and children when there is food around because accidents can happen at any time.

Treats are a motivator for your dog

When treat training dogs, I wear a three-pocket apron around my waist filled with these dog treats. The dogs can smell the home-baked freshness and peanut butter. They get used to doing what we ask when they are rewarded with a treat.

It's amazing how fast dogs will sit, stay, come and go home once they realize they will be rewarded with yummy peanut butter treats for doing so!

Food is an incredible motivator.


Caution! Allergy Warning! Contains Peanut Butter!

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1-2 per day per dog
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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      CraftytotheCore 4 years ago

      My dogs love these! They know when I'm going to make them to and they stalk me...LOL

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      Laura Schneider 4 years ago from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

      Awesome! I was looking for a better recipe for dog biscuits (don't care for the ingredient values in the ones I've got, and they stick to the roller, too). Thanks--this is on my TO DO list! (My DOG, River, is the one who will REALLY thank you, of course ;-) !)