By Stephanie Finne (Guest Contributor)
Just like food is the way to a man’s heart, treats are the way to a dog’s heart! A good way to introduce yourself to a new client is to bring a treat or two. Homemade dog treats are great because you know exactly what goes into them.
These treats contain pumpkin, which is good for weight loss and for correcting constipation or diarrhea due to its high fiber and water content. They also contain peanut butter, which is a good source of protein, not to mention a favorite treat for many dogs!
Servings: Varies depending on shape
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
2 ½ cups whole wheat flour
¾ cup pure pumpkin puree
¼ cup natural peanut butter
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ cup water
1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Mix all ingredients in a bowl either with a spoon or by hand. The dough will be very thick and dry.
3. Roll out the dough to ½” thickness between two layers of parchment paper. The parchment paper will keep the dough from sticking to the rolling pin.
4. Using a cookie cutter or biscuit cutter, cut out your dough and place on a cookie sheet on a layer of parchment paper. I put paw prints in these by using the handle of a wooden spoon.
5. Bake on parchment paper for 35 minutes, or until hard. There is no leavening agent, so the baked treats will hold whatever shape you cut out.
6. Find a pup to enjoy your homemade dog treats!
This recipe was adapted from this Peanut Butter Pumpkin Dog Treats recipe. Learning how to safely introduce yourself to a new dog is just one of the fun things you will learn in RMSAAM’s Canine Massage, Level 1 course!