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Make Homemade Dog Treats

Updated on October 19, 2014

Make Money Selling Homemade Dog Treats

Are you looking to be your own boss? Love dogs and have a bit of a creative side? Want to be able to stay home with your kids? Then why not learn how to start a homemade dog treat business and start earning money today. Even in this tough economy the pet industry is still booming! Take it from me... I have been in the pet treat business since 2006 and I continue to see my own profits, as well as new business owners like you, grow by leaps and bounds! Come along and learn how I did it and you will quickly realize that you can do it too!

Visit my website and get tips on how to come up with a name for your business, you will have access to tons of free dog treat recipes, you will learn how to set up a website for FREE, you will learn how to drive traffic to your website and most importantly, you will learn how to become a successful dog treat business owner!

BUT... before you can start making money with your dog treat business you need to know how to make them!! Here are few tips to help you get started.

How To Make Dog Treats With Peanut Butter

Decorating Dog Treats

Peanut butter dog treats are undoubtedly one of the most popular types of dog treats. Having owned a dog bakery for the past seven years, I can attest to this statement. I can't keep the peanut butter dog treats on the shelf when I work at craft fairs and the PB treats are the most commonly ordered type of dog treats on my website.

The have a really easy recipe for peanut butter dog treats that is probably one of the most versatile recipes that I use. Why? Well, once the dough is made, you can cut the dog treats into just about any shape imaginable. For example, I made these peanut butter squirrel treats last fall. I also use this recipe and make a variety of Halloween dog treats, Christmas Treats and even dog birthday treats. You can find the recipe below.

I also added another nice feature of these homemade peanut butter dog treats... I dipped them in peanut butter. Here's a little tip, melt peanut butter chips and you can then use them to decorate you dog treats. while this adds an extra peanut buttery taste to the already tasty snacks it also gives your dog treats a real gourmet appeal.

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Why A Homemade Dog Treats Business?

The pet industry is booming!!

If you are reading this lens then you are most likely a dog lover and an entrepreneur too. I started my own homemade dog treat business in January of 2006, while I was still teaching 6th grade, and I have since become a consultant for people who are interested in starting their own online business; particularly a dog treats business. However, you can use my tips and tactics to start up any type of online business that you would like. The pet industry is still booming so starting a homemade dog treats business will certainly be worth while.

So why the pet industry? More importantly... why homemade dog treats? Well, the pet industry has survived the recession and it continues to grow each year. "According to the 2011-2012 APPA National Pet Owners Survey, 62% of U.S. households own a pet, which equates to 72.9 millions homes." When I started my homemade dog treat bakery in 2006 the total pet industry expenditures were $38.5 billion. The total pet industry expenditures for 2011 were $50.96 billion and the estimated expenditures for 2012 are $52.87 billion! Pet food and pet treats lead the list of expenditures accounting for approximately $20.6 billion dollars. So, as you can see, not only are people continuing to spend money on their pets, they are also spending more each year!! If that's not a good enough reason to get involved in this industry, then I don't know what is!!

Let's take a look at some reason why owning and operating a small pet business is the way to go. First of all, I just wanted to let you know that I own and operate a small business called The Beggin' Beagle Bakery. I have always done most of my business online and I would recommend doing the same. I also sold my homemade dog treats at local craft fairs when I first started out, but as my online presence grew, (which I will teach you how to accomplish) it really wasn't necessary anymore. Although, these types of events are great for making quick cash so I wouldn't totally rule them out!

I have always done everything in the comfort of my own home. I would bake, decorate, package and ship the treats without any overhead at all!! This is one of the most beneficial aspects of running a business out of your home. NO overhead!! All you need to get started selling your product online is a website and a Paypal account. Once you have that you can start adding inventory (which is just an image) and you are off and running.

One of the biggest obstacles that new online business owners encounter, is getting their website noticed. You can a have beautiful website with awesome dog treats for sale, but if potential customers can't find your business online, you are wasting your time. I had to learn this the hard way!! I took me years and a lot of money to figure out about search engine optimization and how the internet works. That is why I am here... to save you both your time and money!

I have put together an ebook called How To Start and operate and Successful Dog Bakery and I hope that

Get Baking Supplies Here - Basic Supplies To Get Started

Here are some great deals on the basic baking supplies that you will need to start your dog bakery business.

Dog Treat Cookie Cutters - Dog Bones, Dog House, Paw Print and More!

Every dog bakery has to have treats shaped like dog bones! Get your dog treat cookie cutters here!

How To Make Homemade Dog Treats - Homemade Dog Treats Recipe: Beagle Bites

I am sharing a recipe for one of my best selling homemade dog treats. They are basically the dog treats that represent The Beggin' Beagle Bakery... my famous Beagle Bites! I was rather pregnant hear:)

Helpful Links

Here are some resources that you may find helpful when starting your business,

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      kathy 12 months ago

      Just wondering if you are in Canada? Did you need a foodsafe course and did you take out insurance for your business in case someone says your treats made their dog sick? If so, what else did you do to register?