Saturdays with Scamp: Homemade Dog Treats

Scamp maltipoo puppy

Scamp had some major breakthroughs this week. In one day (yes, one day!) he slept all night without waking me up to take him out, rang the bell by the door to ask to go outside (twice!), actually ate his food all in one sitting, and went all afternoon without peeing in his crate. By the end of the day, Mike and I were both calling him “perfect puppy.” We’re big on alliteration in our household.

To reward Scamp for his good behavior, I decided to make him some homemade dog treats. A wonderful reader sent me this recipe and they were reallly easy to make. Judging by Scamp’s incessant jumping up and down to get at the treats once he’d tasted them, I think it’s fair to say that he loves them. :)

Homemade Dog Treats

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Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Ingredients:

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 cup natural peanut butter
1 cup skim milk

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. In a separate bowl combine peanute butter and milk. Add wet mixture to the dry mixture and mix together.

Turn out dough on a lightly floured surface and knead until it comes together. Roll out to 1/4" thick and cut out desired shapes. Place on a greased baking sheet (or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper) and bake for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a rack and store in an airtight container.

from the Three Dog Bakery Cookbook (via Pat Cheesbro)

Scamp is staring intently at the treat I have in my hand right next to the camera :)

 

This is a sponsored post. Nutro provided me with products and promotional items and is compensating me for my time. As always, all opinions are my own.

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15 Responses to “Saturdays with Scamp: Homemade Dog Treats”

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    StephenC — July 23, 2011 @ 12:03 pm

    Scamp is so cute, how can you deny him anything? How old is he now? I'll only see you reply if you send it to scrout1944@msn.com

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    ~Judy~ — July 23, 2011 @ 7:13 pm

    Such a cute puppy!!!Thanks for the recipe. I have made homemade treats in the past and will definitely give these a try.

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    thecookieboss — July 24, 2011 @ 1:49 am

    Scamp is so cute!

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    Barbara — July 24, 2011 @ 10:58 am

    How adorable! I trust Scamp will continue to be a good dog….especially if you keep making treats!

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    Bev — July 24, 2011 @ 3:58 pm

    Scamp is a cutie!! And how nice of you to make him some special homemade treats. I also added a link to your post in my “Goodies from my Google Reader” area this week – this looks like a simple and fun recipe to make.

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert — July 24, 2011 @ 11:42 pm

    Scamp is an adorable puppy! I love making homemade dog treats and will have to give this one a try! Thanks – have a great week.

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    Kathleen — July 25, 2011 @ 12:27 am

    Scamp is way too adorable! I've never made treats for my doggies!

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    Rose @ Walnut Acre — July 26, 2011 @ 12:42 am

    That's a really simple recipe I know our dogs would love. We've made treats before that were similar to these but had banana in them as well.

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    Anonymous — July 26, 2011 @ 12:43 am

    He has stolen my heart in the few days I had him….kiss that sweet face for me.
    Raynell

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    Anonymous — July 26, 2011 @ 1:14 am

    Yay Scamp!!!!!! I'm so glad he had a perfect day. Give him a Hug from Melissa!!!

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    Samantha — July 26, 2011 @ 1:16 am

    That's the same recipe I use most often! I'm still looking for a mini bone shaped cookie cutter for our rat terrier. Currently I use an O cookie cutter, hehe.

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    FOODESSA — August 1, 2011 @ 9:37 am

    Not having had children, I have placed much importance on the needs and 'treats' for my puppy Sushi. Therefore, I completely related to your excitement about adorable Scamp making it through the night and then having to look forward to his cookie treats ;o)

    Thanks for sharing and flavourful wishes,
    Claudia

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    Laura — December 6, 2011 @ 4:49 am

    I am so making these for Christmas for out bull mastiff Sophie and my mom’s English mastiff Emma, I guess it’s time to break down and get that doggie bone cookie cutter!

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    Laura — December 16, 2011 @ 12:56 am

    Got my first batch in the oven right now!

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    6th Day of Christmas » Just Jen — June 27, 2013 @ 9:32 pm

    [...] The red treats were made with beets and the green ones with spinach. The tan ones are peanut butter [...]

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