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« on: August 03, 2009 05:41:00 PM »

I will be co-hosting a people & dog pool party in a few weeks. I'm looking for treats that are people friendly and dog safe. My plan is to have a buffet where the guests and their dogs can both get a treat. I found a carob chip cookie and a peanutbutter oatmeal cookie recipes but that's about it.
I make "gourmet" dog treats, so I want them to look appealing to both the dogs and the people.
This is not for profit, it is instead a thank you to all our loyal customers.
Any suggestions or recipes would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you in advance!

P.S. I've looked all over the web and my local book stores don't seem to have what I'm looking for. I found a few books on line but don't really have time to wait for shipping. (I'd like to make a few test runs to give out before hand)
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2010 05:11:52 PM »

Okay, I know this is a really old thread, but just in case anyone else is interested... this past weekend I made horse cookies to use when clicker-training my horse. 

Basically I mixed together oatmeal, corn bread mix, molasses, applesauce, a little bit of oil, 2 eggs, flour, cinnamon and sugar, and enough apple juice to make it into a sort of dough.  Rolled it into balls and baked at about 325 until hard (I didn't time, just kept checking).  Turns out my dog loved 'em, and I came home later to find my boyfriend eating some and sharing them with the dog!  (he KNEW they were supposed to be horse treats, but I made the mistake of telling him they were made with people-grade ingredients.)

I've made these before, and basically you can use any number of ingredients mixed in proportions to make the right consistency dough.  Sometimes I've cleaned out the pantry this way... old boxes of cereal or cake mix that won't be used can be tossed in!  Also, you should always add an egg or two, as it acts as a binder to help hold things together. A bit of oil in the mix seems to help too, although now I can't recall why. Here are some things I've used in the past:

Dry stuff: Oatmeal, corn meal, Bisquick, cake mix, gingerbread mix, powdered or regular sugar, brown sugar, cream of wheat, wheat germ, rice crispies, crushed cookies or graham crackers.

Moist stuff: applesauce, any flavor baby food, cooked and mashed carrots, fruit juice, molasses, honey, mashed banana (my dog loves dried banana chips)

If the mix is really sticky, it helps to use wet hands to roll it into balls.

NOTE:  Although many dogs love chocolate (as do people), do NOT use it, as it's poisonous... especially cocoa used in cooking. (Just in case someone reading this post isn't aware of that)
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Irving
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2010 06:57:31 AM »

Anna this is a very good idea !  Smiley Now I feel like trying your recipe !

My two cents about human treats that are dog safe is anything like breaded fish sticks and fillets, chicken balls and nuggets, and meat pies.
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simples145
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2011 04:24:44 AM »

I agree some great recipes there and meat is always good to go, like mini sausages, sausage rolls just liek what Irvin said.
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