Homemade Dog Training Treats

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Training treats are a great tool to always have on hand. Their convenient size, durability, and ability to capture a dog’s attention make them great for continued learning throughout a dog’s life.

Here is a fun recipe to change it up for your dog while giving them a boost of fiber and protein.


  • ½ C. Pumpkin Puree
  • ½ C. Cooked black beans, no salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tbsp. xylitol-free peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp. Oil (olive and coconut are great choices)
  • 1 C. Whole wheat flour (or regular all-purpose unbleached)

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare and ungreased cookie sheet.
  2. In a food processor or blender, combine pumpkin puree, black beans, egg, peanut butter, and oil. Blend until smooth.
  3. Transfer to a bowl and gradually add in flour. The dough should begin to come away from the bowl and for a ball.
  4. Divide dough into 6 equal pieces. Roll into strands and place onto cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the strands are firm on the outside, beginning to brown, and can roll around.
  6. While still warm, slice into small bite sized pieces. 
  7. Cool and store in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-5 days or in the freezer for up to two months.

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