I love trying out new homemade dog treat recipes, and my Pharaoh Hound is always a willing taste tester!
My girl has food sensitivities, especially when it comes to things like beef. So, it’s easier to control the ingredients when I make treats for her. Besides, it saves me a TON of money; something we’re all short on these days.
If you need some new ideas, check out these 25 irresistible (yet easy) recipes for dog treats!
Irresistible Dog Treat Recipes
We’ve shared a lot of dog treat recipes over the years here on DogVills. Below are just some of my favorites that my own pooch loves!
1. Homemade Gummy Dog Training Treat Recipe
This Homemade Gummy Dog Training Treat Recipe is super versatile. Just two main ingredients plus a 3rd add-in, and you’re good to go! Heck, even the first ingredient (tuna) is flexible. For example, you can use salmon or shredded chicken instead.
2. Easy Mini Training Dog Treats Recipe
This Easy Mini Training Dog Treats Recipe is another super simple 3-ingredient option. As the name implies, they make great rewards for positive reinforcement dog training. I play 4 different training games with Freya every single night, all of which involve food. So I’m always looking for low-calorie treats that I can use in them.
Just make sure you’re grabbing peanut butter without xylitol when you pick up the ingredients. If you’re sticking with the big-name PB brands, you should be fine. Xylitol is mostly in higher-end “all natural” peanut butter brands. Think top shelf at the grocery store or something you’d mainly find in a health food store.
3. Yummy Heart-Shaped Dog Treats
How cute are these Yummy Heart-Shaped Dog Treats? We make them for Valentine’s Day, but they’re adorable for any time of the year really!
They are made with easy-to-find ingredients and a tasty “frosting.” Your dog will gobble them right up! Don’t worry, the “frosting” isn’t sugary. It’s really just greek yogurt and peanut butter. Shhh, don’t tell my dog!
4. Low-Fat Veggie Treats Recipe for Dogs
Freya gained a bit of weight after she was spayed, so we have her on a strict diet and try to only feed her healthy dog treats these days. Thankfully, these Low Fat Veggie Treats pack in the flavor without packing on the pounds!
5. Tasty Turkey Feast Hypoallergenic Treat
We came up with this Tasty Turkey Feast Hypoallergenic dog treat recipe for Thanksgiving. However, it’s really perfect for any time of the year!
It’s a heartier treat, so you can even use it during pet food shortages to help you fill in some gaps in your pup’s nutrition. They’re not complete meal bars for dogs or anything like that, but they’ll help stretch that bag of food just a smidge.
6. Easy & Tasty Vegetarian Dog Treats Recipe
Need something without meat? Try these Easy & Tasty Vegetarian Dog Treats!
The ingredient list is a smidge longer than some of the other recipes here, but all are inexpensive and easy to find.
7. Easy Bacon Bits Homemade Dog Treat Recipe
Your dogs will go bonkers for this Bacon Bits Homemade Dog Treat Recipe! Most of the ingredients are things you’re already buying for your own family!
8. Homemade Carrot Dog Treats Recipe
Another totally meat-free recipe, this Homemade Carrot Dog Treat is super affordable to make. My Freya loves carrots, so she’s a huge fan of this one!
9. Soft Pretzel Dog Treat Recipe
I think this Soft Pretzel Dog Treat Recipe is one of my favorites because it’s just so clever. Freya loves sharing soft pretzels with me (I get them by the dozen from WaWa), but these are a lot healthier for her.
10. Soft Banana Dog Treat Recipe for Senior Dogs
This Soft Banana Dog Treat Recipe has just the right texture for your older pups.
It’s kind of like a dog-treat version of banana oatmeal. You could even eat them if you wanted to!
11. Oven-Free Honey Oat Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipe
I am all about no-bake recipes like this Honey Oat Peanut Butter Dog Treat. Just four ingredients, and we always have 3 of them on hand! FYI, they’re good energy bites for humans, too!
12. Homemade Frozen Pumpkin Banana Pup Pops
13. No-Bake Hypoallergenic Coconut Dog Treat Recipe
Let the oven-free baking continue with this tasty Hypoallergenic Coconut Dog Treat Recipe.
They’re also fairly people-friendly, so try them yourself, too!
14. Sweet Potato “Jerky” Dog Chew Treats
The other day, I was at a feed store buying bird seed and I saw a bag of “gourmet” sweet potato jerky for dogs. It proudly proclaimed on the package that it used just one ingredient. It was $19 for 8 oz. That’s not a type. Nineteen dollars for what looked like two big sweet potatoes cut into strips and dehydrated. Holy freaking cow, right?
You can make these Sweet Potato “Jerky” Dog Chew Treats for about $2 MAX depending on how much yams cost in your area right now! Plus, if you want to keep it simple, you could get away with just using sweet potatoes alone. The other ingredients are nice, but not required.
15. Fresh Breath Dog Treat Recipe
Sweeten up Fido’s kisses with this yummy Fresh Breath Dog Treat Recipe! It’s the parsley that does the trick.
16. No Bake Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe
This Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe is Freya’s absolute all-time favorite, and it’s SO simple to make! Here’s a tip for you: mix it up, then put the “dough” in the fridge for about an hour. It’s A LOT easier to scoop out into balls that way.
17. Very Berry Frozen Dog Treat That You Can Eat, Too!
Even though all of our dog treat recipes use human-grade ingredients, the Very Berry Frozen Dog Treat actually tastes great for people, too.
18. Easy Cheesy Homemade Cheddar Dog Treats Recipe
You won’t believe how easy these Cheesy Homemade Cheddar Dog Treats Recipe are to make.
I have all of the ingredients in my fridge and cabinet, I think I’ll make them tonight.
19. Limited Ingredient Hypoallergenic Dog Treat Recipe for Extremely Sensitive Pups
For dogs with major allergies, we have this Limited Ingredient Hypoallergenic Treat. Only 4 ingredients and one of them is water! You can even leave out the salt if you prefer. I usually do and Freya still loves them.
20. Beef Stew Flavored Dog Treats
Don’t let the name fool you. These Beef Stew Flavored Dog Treats are actually super simple and inexpensive to make. Only 4 ingredients and one is super flexible.
21. Pumpkin Doggy Donut Holes Treat Recipe
How fun are these Pumpkin Doggy Donut Holes Treat Recipe? Don’t worry, they’re a lot healthier than the real deal.
22. Almond Oatmeal Hypoallergenic Dog Treat Recipe
This tasty Almond Oatmeal Hypoallergenic Treat was one of the first recipes we ever made. To this day, it remains a favorite and a big hit among the dogs of DogVills.
23. Banana Oatmeal Hypoallergenic Dog Treat Recipe
This Banana Oatmeal Hypoallergenic Dog Treat Recipe has just 3 ingredients that are easy to find.
It’s also another one that you could eat, although it may be a bit bland as is. Try tossing some cinnamon or honey into your portion.
24. Heart-Shaped Cinnamon Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe
You’ll have to turn on the oven for these Cinnamon Pumpkin Dog Cookies, but it’s worth it!
Aren’t they just adorable?
25. Easy Homemade Chicken and Liver Dog Cookies
For a hearty biscuit, try these Homemade Chicken and Liver Dog Cookies.
Save money by grabbing a whole chicken with its innards.
That way, you can use the guts for your dog and cook up the rest for your family.
While some of these homemade dog treat recipes are easier (and cheaper) than others, they’re all fun to make!
Plus, with diverse ingredients, you shouldn’t have any problems finding one that makes use of things you have on hand.