Treats to make

Appalachian Goldendoodles

Cran-Pumpkin Peanut Butter Oatmeal

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups of Oatmeal flour (simply place 1 1/2 cups of regular oatmeal in the food processor and grind till fine : )
1/2 – 1 cup of dried cranberries
1 cup of pure packed pumpkin…NOT pumpkin pie in a can…pure pumpkin
2 large eggs
1/2 cup peanut butter of your choice…smooth…chunky…natural…
1/2 – 1 cup of dried cranberries…check out the wonderful health benefits from cranberries…there are many! DO NOT USE RAISINS instead…they are on the DOG POISON LIST!!!
1 tablespoon of organic brown sugar (optional) it just adds a little touch of sweetness and distributed over 100 small treats…it does not present a problem : ) but it can be left out.
Directions:
Use a standing mixer…crack your two eggs into the mixing bowl and beat for about 1 minute…then add the packed pumpkin…mix for a minute and then add your peanut butter and beat till everything is nice and creamy. Now slowly add your flours and the dried cranberries until you get a nice thick…not too sticky…not too dry dough…one that is perfect for rolling. If the dough is a bit sticky…just add a touch more flour and if it is too dry…a little bit more peanut butter or a little bit of milk. Flour your work area and take the dough out of the bowl and put it on the floured surface…cut in half…and roll the dough to approximately 1/4″ thickness and then cut away with your favorite cookie cutter! Gather the scraps and roll them out and start cutting out shapes till all the dough is used. Line 2 cookie trays with parchment paper and load them up with the treats. You can place close together since they do not rise. Bake in a 350 oven for 30 minutes…depending on your oven a few minutes more or less. We made them crunchy and it took exactly 33 minutes.

did you know  .  .  .  .

Dogs can not have chocolate because of the caffeine content, the higher the percentage of cocoa, the more caffeine it has
Carob on the other hand has no caffeine

Apple, Bacon n Cheddar

1 1/2 cups of white flour -OR-  1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour 
1 large egg
2 tablespoons of softened butter
2 tablespoons of olive oil
8 ounces of grate sharp cheddar 
1 large apple peeled and grated 
2 tablespoons of dried parsley …if using fresh…3 tablespoons of finely sliced parsley
3 tablespoons of bacon bits or real bacon
1 cup of milk  (save a little bit of cheese…bits and parsley to sprinkle on top : ) 
Directions:
Place the egg…butter and olive oil into your mixer bowl and whip together…add the milk and mix a bit more…now add the flours…slowly…then add the grated apple…cheese…parsley and bacon bits. Your dough should be nice and smooth…pliable and ready to roll! If it is too dry…add a little touch of water or milk and if it is too sticky…add a little bit more flour! Now sprinkle some flour on your board or counter so the dough does not stick and roll out half of the dough (approximately 1/4″ thick) then what I did was sprinkled a little bit more cheese…bits and parsley on top and give it a few rolls so everything sticks.  Place them on your lightly coated baking sheet or you can use parchment to line it and pop them into a pre-heated 375 degree oven for 20 – 30 minutes. (Every oven is different) They should be golden and nicely browned on the bottom
BONE Appetit!

did you know  .  .  .  .

Dogs only have sweat glands in their paws.
More specifically, they are found between their paw pads. That’s why it can help to wet the bottom of their feet on a hot day, and it’s also why dogs rely on panting as a means of cooling down.

Apple oatmeal treats

Ingredients
1 banana, ripe
1 cup shredded carrot
¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce
⅛ cup water
1.5 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup oats
Instructions
Preheat your oven to 350F.
Mash the carrots with the banana, then add applesauce and water.
Fold in the oats and gradually add the flour until a dough is formed.
Lightly sprinkle a counter top with some whole wheat flour and roll out the dough to about ½ inch thick.
Use a small biscuit cutter (or any cutter of your choice!) and place treats on a lightly-sprayed cookie sheet.
Bake for 25 minutes, and then turn off the oven and let the treats stay inside for an additional 2-3 hours. This will dehydrate them further, creating a chewy (or crunchy, depending on how long you let them dehydrate) treat with a longer shelf life!

did you know  .  .  .  .

Your dog is as smart as a 2-year-old toddler.
There’s a reason your tot and your pup get along so well: they speak the same language. Or at least, they likely understand roughly the same number of words and gestures — 250!

Bacon Treats

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup melted bacon fat + 1-2 pieces of chopped up bacon
1 large egg
1/2 cup cold water
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix by hand until dough forms. Add more flour if the dough is too sticky. Add more bacon fat or water if the dough is too stiff. Roll out onto a floured surface, to a thickness of just under 1/2-inch. Cut into 1×4-inch bars and transfer to a cookie sheet. Poke divots into the bars (I use the end of a chopstick) and bake in a preheated oven for approximately 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn the oven off, flip the bars, and place back in the oven until cool (this will further crisp them). Treats can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

did you know  .  .  .  .

Your dog does have a sense of time — and misses you when you’re gone. If you think your dog knows when it’s time for dinner or a walk, you’re right! Dogs pick up on our routines and habits, and they also sense how much time has passed. One study showed how dogs responded differently to their owners being gone for different lengths of time. 

Peanut Butter Banana treats

 The parsley in these treats makes them a secret breath freshener for your pooch; substitute dried mint for half of the parsley, if you like. Don’t hesitate to adjust the size of the treats to accommodate very small or very large dogs, baking them a few minutes less or a few minutes more, as needed. If your dog has challenges chewing, grind the rolled oats in a food processor before adding them to the mixture. Ingredients:
1 banana
1 cup oat flour
2/3 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup dried parsley
3 tablespoons peanut butter
1 egg, beaten
Method: Preheat the oven to 300°F. Put banana in a large bowl and use a spoon or potato masher to mash it thoroughly. Add oat flour, oats, parsley, peanut butter and egg and stir well to combine. Set aside for 5 minutes.
Roll mixture into 24 balls, using about 1 tablespoon dough for each; transfer to a large parchment paper-lined baking sheet as done. Use the back of a spoon or the heel of your hand to press each ball into a (1 1/2- to 2-inch) coin. Bake until firm and deep golden brown on the bottom, 40 to 45 minutes. Set aside to let cool completely.
Storage note: It’s best to store these in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Or, freeze them to give to your pal later; just be sure to thaw the treats before handing them out.Nutritional Info: Per Serving: Serving size: 1 each, 45 calories (15 from fat), 1.5g total fat, 10mg cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 6g carbohydrates, (1 g dietary fiber, 1g sugar), 2g protein.  

did you know  .  .  .  .

Your dog can smell your feelings.
Your dog can pick up on subtle changes in your scent, which can help him figure out how you are feeling — such as by smelling your perspiration when you become nervous or fearful. It’s also likely how dogs can detect certain diseases or know that someone is pregnant.

Peanut Butter Molasses

These peanut butter molasses treats are the perfect bite-size to treat your dog to a little something sweet.
Ingredients
1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1/4 cup Molasses
1/4 cup Milk
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 1/4 cup Whole Wheat Flour
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until well combined.
3. Knead dough into ball and roll onto a floured surface 1/4 inch thick and take a straight edge and score the dough horizontally and then vertically to make a grid (I used a pizza cutter). Be careful to score the dough, not completely cut through.
4. Place on prepared baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
5. Cool and break into pieces, then refrigerate.

did you know  .  .  .  .

Your dog’s sense of smell is 1,000 to 10 million times better than yours.
Depending on the breed, your dog has between 125 million to 300 million scent glands — compared to only 5 million for humans

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Treats

Ingredients:
   1 cup pumpkin puree 
    2 eggs
    1/2 cup oats (optional if your dog is on a grain free diet, sub an extra 1/4 cup grain free flour)
    3 cups whole wheat flour, brown rice flour, or gluten free flour
    3 tablespoons of all natural peanut butter
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
Directions: 
Preheat oven to 350°F. 
    In small bowl, stir together the flour, oats, and cinnamon.
    In a separate large bowl, whisk together the eggs, pumpkin and peanut butter until combined. Stir wet ingredients into dry.
    Pour onto a floured surface and roll dough out to 1/2 thick. Cut out using cookie cutter.
    The dough will be a little sticky, a dusting of flour for your hands and the rolling pin will help! Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown.
    Place on cooling racks and let cool thoroughly. They will harden as they cool.
Notes: 
    Do not use a pumpkin spice blend or anything that could contain Nutmeg. It is toxic to dogs and even in small amounts can make them sick.
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