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Use these dog bone recipes to make awesome homemade dog bones for your dog. Baking your own homemade dog bones is healthier and more appealing than purchasing store bought treats!

But there’s another reason to make your own dog bones.

It’s fun and easy, and very rewarding when your dog shows enthusiasm for dog bones that you made yourself!

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Using cute dog bone cookie cutters in different sizes will keep your bones a uniform size and shape. It makes them look professional, as well!

And, if you have children or grandchildren, making bones for dogs together can be a great fun activity for a Sunday afternoon.


Or, if you’re like me and Skipper, we usually just bake a batch when our supply is getting low!



Your homemade dog bones are sure to be a hit!

Homemade Dog Bones

Isn’t a dog bone just a dog bone? The answer is "yes" and "no".

Dog bones have come a long way since the first crude dog biscuits and the first Milk Bones! Many now have organic human food grade ingredients and they come in a wide variety of flavors.

Of course, the bones you make yourself, are often the best quality! However, when you make dog bones from scratch, you’ll need to make a few choices:

  • Flavors - Your dog likes certain foods or flavors better than others. Is she a peanut butter lover or does she go crazy for cheese? Perhaps she gets enthusiastic over bananas or apples.

    You can often find a recipe that uses your dog’s favorite fruit or vegetable. Choose flavors that you know she likes, or try some new ones to add variety to her diet.

  • Special Needs - Is your dog diabetic or does he have allergies? If so, you’ll need to choose recipes that have ingredients that are OK for your dog to eat. Look for recipes that are gluten free or grain free. Don’t forget, though, that you can often substitute ingredients to make the recipe work for your dog.
  • Bone Size - If your dog is a puppy or has a weight problem, you might want to consider making mini bones, bones that are only 1” long. Using smaller dog treats will allow you to give your dog treats, but also cut down on the number of calories that she gets. And, with puppies, you won’t find yourself giving your puppy more treats than a little pup should get to stay healthy.

    If you have a large dog, you will probably want to make medium size or larger dog bones.


The choices are endless—limited only by your imagination! And, in addition, you can even use other types of recipes, like dog cookies recipes or dog biscuit recipes to make bone shapes.

Here are some of Skipper’s favorite bone recipes to help you get started…



Dog Bone Recipes

Anise Seed Dog Bones
Anise Seed Dog Bones
Apple Dog Bone Treats
Apple Dog Bone Treats
Bacon Cheese Dog Bone Treats
Bacon Cheese Dog Bone Treats
Hypoallergenic Peanut Butter Dog Bone Recipe
Hypoallergenic Peanut Butter Dog Bone
Gingerbread Dog Bone Recipe
Gingerbread Bone Recipe
Vegetarian Dog Bone Recipe
Vegetarian Dog Bone Treat Recipe
Beef Dog Bone Recipe
Beef Dog Bone Recipe
Peanut Butter Dog Bone Recipe
Peanut Butter Bone Recipe
Chicken Dog Bone Treats
Chicken Dog Bone Treats
Homemade Dog Chews
Homemade Dog Chews
Apple Mint Christmas Dog Treats
Apple Mint Christmas Dog Treats
Anise Christmas Dog Bones
Anise Christmas Dog Bones

If you're going to use dog bone recipes for treats, then you MUST have dog bone cookie cutters

I've found that the stronger copper cookie cutters are easier to use and they last longer than the flimsy tin ones. I have the set of copper cookie cutters, and I love it. It even has a little storage case to keep everything in your drawer nice and neat--and easy to find!

Also, if you give dog treats as gifts, like I do, you'll want to have several sizes for the different size dogs in your life.

Enjoy making the dog bone recipes!



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