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SIGNATURE DOG TREATS

Every once in a while, Lee Wyllie will have a new delicious dog treat recipe for you to bake for your beloved dog. Signature Pet Services kitchen-tested all the dog treat recipes twice.  These yummy dog treats are wholesome, easy to re-create in your own kitchen and fun to make. After a nice long dog walk or hike up Horth Hill, these delicious dog treats make great rewards for your dog! 

These dog treats are also available for existing clients to purchase for a donation that Lee gives to a local dog charity in need, just send her an email and she will bring them to your next scheduled dog walk, dog sitting, dog visit, or puppy visit.

 

Lee has provided her most requested dog treat recipes in her easy to follow instructions, enjoy:

CRANBERRY GINGER SWEETHEART COOKIES

Just in time for Valentine's Day or anytime you want to show your dog or puppy your love for them, that is of course after a great dog walk, dog hike or dog training session. These dog cookies are not only fun to make - but also make great gifts for any dog lover on Valentine's Day. Wrap them up in some cellophane or parchment paper and tie with a nice pink or red bow and 'ta-da' you have a sweet gift to go. This recipe makes about 30 dog cookies (depending on your cookie cutter size) and half this of course if you double them up to make sandwiches. Usually, I prefer to leave them as singles as they keep longer, but this Valentine's Day I am making a special batch for my own dogs and will spread the insides of the sandwiches with a bit of cream cheese mixed up with minced (unsweetened) cranberries. My dogs have been especially good and deserve something extra yummy!

INGREDIENTS & SUPPLIES (use organic whenever possible)

If making Sweetheart Sandwiches you will need:

INSTRUCTIONS

Toss all the dry ingredients into one bowl, mix and put aside (not cranberries)

Put all the other ingredients into a bowl and mix well

Add dry ingredients and mix up until you have a dough (not too much)

Once well blended into a ball, lightly flour your workspace and knead the ball of dough a few times. Roll out to no more than 1/4 inch in thickness and then cut into heart shapes. Be sure to press hard to have a clean cut!

Place onto prepared baking sheet

Baking time is approximate based on your oven and the size of your dog cookies but you can estimate about 12 to 15 minutes or just as soon as the dog cookies are looking all golden brown and yummy

For Sweetheart Sandwiches - just mix up a bit of cream cheese with your already minced cranberries and spread the underside of the dog cookie and match up with the underside of another dog cookie. Make sure they are completely cooled down though. Love will soon be in the air in your kitchen. xoxoxox

 

SUPER EASY ZUCCHINI PUPS

Does your dog or pup need a little extra fibre and moisture in her diet - without the calories? Do you need a wholesome and inexpensive treat for your dog after her walk? Experiencing itchy skin caused from corn or wheat treats. If so, the Zucchini Pups may be the perfect treat for you and your dog or pup.

Super easy, pick up a zucchini at your local market. Try to go small and just get one the first time, in the event your dog or pup does not love the zucchini. Sometimes, the texture is simply weird for them and they need some time to get used to it.

Always purchase organic whenever possible, wash well, you can leave the outer peel on or remove it. I like to make my treats with the skin on for a little extra fibre (it is also faster).

Bowel movements may improve right away!

 

CAROB DIPPED CAT-SHAPED DOG COOKIES

Does the neighbour's cat tease your dog? Does he (the cat) sit on the fence and hiss at your dog and run? If so, these cookies are to be appreciated and enjoyed by your cat-bullied dog. Have fun with them!

INGREDIENTS & SUPPLIES (use organic whenever possible)

INSTRUCTIONS

Mix all ingredients together well. Knead dough until it is not sticky and is pliable. You may need to have some extra flour on hand.

Roll to 1/4" thickness, and cut into a fun shape for your dog using a cat-shaped cookie cutter.

Place on a cookie or pizza sheet using parchment paper to prevent sticking.

Next, melt carob chips in microwave or small saucepan. Even better, use a double-boiler if you have. Dip already cooled biscuits into melted carob or lay on a flat surface and brush or just drizzle carob over the biscuits with a pastry brush.

Let cool and then call the dogs to eat a treat they will love. 

Baking time is approximately 25 to 30 minutes. Meow!

 

TOTALLY TOASTY TURKEY TREATS

This quick and puppy pleasing treat is great for those dreaded holiday turkey leftovers.

INGREDIENTS & SUPPLIES (use organic whenever possible)

INSTRUCTIONS

Beat the eggs in a bowl and set aside. In another bowl, combine the turkey, garlic, cheese, parsley, mix well and set aside.

Next, add the egg mixture to the bowl containing the turkey mixture and combine.

Then you can add in the flour, brewer's yeast, and olive or canola oil. Stir until thoroughly mixed.

Drop into small lumps onto your cookie sheet. In some cases - depending on your cookie sheet - you may be able to get away with an ungreased one or play it safe with parchment paper.

Make sure you keep these treats in your refrigerator until your puppy or dog has finished them off.

Your Totally Toasty Turkey Treats will take about 20 to 25 minutes to bake but should look golden brown when ready.

 

MAUI MUTT MUNCHIES

As soon as I returned home from my trip to the beautiful and relaxing island of Maui - I whipped up these dog cookies for my dogs. Not only is it important for humans to have high-quality foods - it is also important for our dogs too! Your dog will not only love these yummy and healthy Maui-inspired dog cookies but his coat may also benefit from their ingredients. I hope you will enjoy making these dog cookies for your beloved dog and perhaps you will be inspired to take a vacation to Maui and enjoy the beautiful unspoiled and uncrowded beaches as I did. Or at least hula away the night!

INGREDIENTS & SUPPLIES (use organic whenever possible)

INSTRUCTIONS

Toss all the dry ingredients into one bowl, mix and put aside

Put all the other ingredients into a bowl and mix well

Add dry ingredients and mix up until you have a dough (not too much)

Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes - at the end of the 30 minutes if the dough is too sticky add a little extra flour

Once well blended into a ball, lightly flour your workspace and knead the ball of dough a couple times. Roll out to no more than 1/2 inch in thickness and then cut into shapes. Be sure to press hard to have a clean cut!

Place onto prepared your prepared baking sheet

Baking time is approximate based on your oven and the size of your dog cookies but you can estimate about 35 to 40 minutes

 

SWEET APPLE PUMPKIN POOCH MUFFINS

These delicious and healthy dog muffins are really easy to make and take about 10 minutes to prepare. This recipe makes about 20 to 24 dog muffins (depending on their size).

INGREDIENTS & SUPPLIES (use organic whenever possible)

INSTRUCTIONS

Toss all the dry ingredients into one bowl, mix and put aside

Put all the other ingredients into a bowl and mix well

Prepare apple and add to bowl of non-dry ingredients

Add dry ingredients and mix up until you have a dough (not too much)

Drop spoonfuls onto baking sheet - if you make your dog muffins large like I do you will need to adjust your baking time considerably

Baking time is approximate based on your oven and the size of your dog muffins but you can estimate about 20 to 25 minutes for a muffin on the small side

Once they cool give one to your dog, he will love these Sweet Apple Pumpkin Pooch Muffins and beg for more. Keep these dog muffins in your fridge and freeze any extra as they won't keep.

Not only will your dog have a delicious new dog treat to eat when he comes home from a long dog walk or a trip to the groomer but your kitchen will smell good too!

 

FLAX STIX (This treat is great for your dog or pup's skin & coat)

This healthy dog treat is easy to make and takes about 15 to 20 minutes to prepare and makes about 20 to 24 treats (depending on their size).

INGREDIENTS & SUPPLIES (use organic whenever possible)

INSTRUCTIONS

Toss all the dry ingredients into one bowl, mix and put aside

Put all the other ingredients into a bowl and whisk

Add dry ingredients and mix up until you have firm dough

Prepare dough for rolling out by making it into a ball

Lightly oil or flour your countertop and roll out the dough about 1/2 inch is good (no rolling pin – no problem just press down with palms of your hand)

Cut lengthwise into one inch wide strips and crosswise into sticks to suit your dog's size and place onto prepared cookie sheet

Baking time is approximate based on your oven and the size of your treats but you can estimate about 20 to 25 minutes for a softer treat. If your dog enjoys crunchy treats leave the treats in the oven for another 15 minutes - but make sure you turn the oven off. As the oven cools down the treats will firm up and dry out as they cool. And, they won't last long as your dog or puppy will just love these dog treats that are good for both their skin and coat!

 

BREWERS YEAST BEAST TREATS

This quick and easy dog treat recipe is fun to make and my dogs love them! And there are even some vets out there that suggest brewers yeast can help prevent fleas. This recipe takes about 15 to 20 minutes to prepare and makes about 20 to 24 cookies (depending on their size).

INGREDIENTS & SUPPLIES (use organic whenever possible)

INSTRUCTIONS

Toss all the dry ingredients into one bowl and put aside

Put oil and stock or apple juice into a bowl and whisk

Add dry ingredients and mix up really well

Prepare dough for rolling out by making it into a ball

Lightly oil your countertop and roll out the dough about ¼ inch is good (no rolling pin – no problem just press down with palms of your hand)

Use cat shaped cookie cutters for fun (or a glass will work)

Baking time is approximate based on your oven and the size of your dog muffins but you can estimate about 15 to 20 minutes

With the warm weather here now, I like to freeze these treats for my dogs.


BROWNIES TO BARK FOR   

BROWNIE INGREDIENTS

OPTIONAL ICING INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

Crack 2 eggs into large bowl and beat by hand

Add bananas, peanut butter, oil, honey, and almonds and mash together (lumpy is ok)

Add flour and baking powder into the above wet mixture and stir until mixed

Spoon into square cake pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, depending on your oven.  The brownies will be golden in colour and spongy on top when done 

Once cooled, I mix up some organic cream cheese and some carob powder and use as icing for the brownies

These dog treats are very rich, so not too many.  They keep well in the freezer and your dog will love them. Yum!