Paw Print Dog Treats

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I’ve got another fun dog treat for you today. I love making treats for my whole family, including our big silly chocolate lab. And of course, he loves the homemade dog treats too, and I feel great about giving them to him because I know exactly what’s in them. They’re healthy, tasty and a great reward for when my big guy is being a good boy.

Our Coco loves to run and play with us, but if we’re being lazy, he’s lazy too. He spends most of his day under my feet either laying on the floor in my office or laying on the kitchen floor waiting for me to drop something. I call him my shadow.

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Coco will be four next week, and it still seems like he’s in a puppy stage. He hasn’t yet crossed over into lazy old lab, and I hope he never does because that probably means his joints are aching with arthritis. He’s still very bouncy, hyper and extremely playful. His only problem now that we’re working on is jumping on people. I’ve had a few other people help me with him, and I can train him not to jump on them in particular (and he never jumps on us), but then when a new person comes along, he starts the jumping again. If anyone has any dog training tips for this annoying behavior, I’m all ears.

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For these treats, I used ALPO® Chop House wet dog food mixed with rice flour, eggs and olive oil. These are not only tasty but also full of healthy fats from the olive oil. I love adding olive oil and also fish oil to his food, it really helps with his dry skin. I also give him fish oil supplements to keep his skin moist and Glucosamine Chondroitin to help prevent joint problems.

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Paw Print Dog Treats

Yield: 18 dog biscuits

Ingredients:

1 15 oz can ALPO® Chop House Dog Food
3 cups rice flour, plus more for rolling
1/3 cup olive oil, or another healthy oil
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking powder

Directions:

Heat oven to 350°. Combine Dog food, oil and egg in a blender or food processor. Blend well.

Pour mixture into a large bowl and add flour. Mix well until incorporated.

Roll dough onto work surface until 1/4" thick. Use a biscuit cutter to cut out treats.

Using your knuckles, create indentions in cookies that resemble a paw.

Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, or until set. Let cool 5 minutes on baking sheet before transferring to cooling rack.

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4 Responses to “Paw Print Dog Treats”

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    Paula - bell'alimento — February 14, 2014 @ 12:07 pm

    I love Coco! I think he needs to come and play with Charlie and bring those treats!

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    Susan — February 14, 2014 @ 5:36 pm

    These are just adorable! Happy birthday to Coco! Sir Pugsley is turning 5 next week and I still need to figure out what treat I’m making him.

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    Ruan — February 18, 2014 @ 4:04 pm

    Thanks for this lovely recipe! I’m most definitely going to try it out soon. Regarding your dog’s jumping behavior… I have recently written an article that include some tips you may want to try out. Although it’s primarily written for puppies, I can’t see why these techniques can’t be tried on older dogs as well…

    http://puppytrainingclassroom.com/training-a-puppy-to-stop-jumping-up-on-people/

    Let me know what you think!

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    Looks like I’ll be making Jack a new treat! 🙂 I love having control over everything I feed my pup so thank you for this recipe. Having a healthy alternative to the store bought treats is a godsend. That being said, I also have a bit of a problem with my dog jumping as well so I’m going to check out the link Ruan suggested to see if that helps. Thanks again for the recipe!!!

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