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If this chilly weather has inspired the inner baker in you, why not make a little something for your furry friends too? Better yet, make something for those people in your lives who are parents to fur babies - I have a fun gift idea for them! These Dog Treats In A Jar are so fun, and make for a really nice alternative to those Cookie In A Jar gifts, because you never know who's avoiding baking and then devour a whole batch of cookies! Inspired by puppies everywhere, and also STAINMASTER™ Carpet Pet Stain Remover. Read on to learn how to make these cute dog treats, a cute gift idea, and get some Puppy Training Tips.
We have now had our little Porter for almost 3 months, and we have learned so much about Puppy Potty Training! We got her at 6 weeks, which is about 2 weeks earlier than a lot of people get puppies. Luckily, we both work from home, so we are able to spend quite a bit of time with our dogs. We streamlined the Puppy Potty Training Process and are so incredibly happy with how it's gone. It did take a ton of work though, and she definitely still had accidents during the training process. A bit of STAINMASTER™ Carpet Pet Stain Remover has helped to keep our rugs stain-free! (which are definitely an investment)
PUPPY POTTY TRAINING TIPS
To ensure your puppy is trained properly, you must make time for him or her. The first few months of a puppy's life is crucial for heloping them learn what you want the to do and not do, and they develop so quickly, it's best to cherish these puppy qualities as long as possible.
From ages 6-8 weeks, we let her out as often as possible, almost any time you get up to do anything, let them out. She was so great to train, pretty much any time her feet hit the grass, she would tinkle. She still had accidents, though, and we kept tons of paper towels, cleaning supplies, and also STAINMASTER™ Carpet Pet Stain Remover on hand at ALL TIMES! She also made sure we woke up several times each night, which was not super fun, but worth it! At this point, she was still a bit scared to jump off of our bed by herself, so she would squeak to let us know it was time!
Pay attention to their signals!
We made sure to never yell or make her feel bad about the accident, because it's probably literally our fault if she wasn't taken out often enough.
From about 8-10 weeks, she let us sleep in a bit later, which was incredibly nice! She seemed to be more comfortable with signaling to us that she needed to go out by making those baby squeaks and heading straight to the door. She still had a few accidents at this point, but if she did, she was either super duper excited, or they happened near the door. She caught on pretty quickly.
After 10-12 weeks, she was basically already potty trained and let us sleep through the night without even waking us until a little later. She has been doing SO well, and I wish you great success in training your puppy.
Just, be patient and persistent on those potty breaks! And, of course, keep some STAINMASTER™ Carpet Pet Stain Remover at hand at ALL times, you never know when you'll need it.
NOW, LET'S MAKE SOME DOG TREATS!
My dogs absolutely LOVED these treats! And, I think of this as a more refined version of my Pumpkin Oat Dog Treats I made last fall. They have remained one of my most popular posts to date, so I know this one is also going to please our furry friends and those who love dogs as much as anyone could!
I researched all sorts of dog treat recipes for this post, and kind of created one of my own. I never like seeing salt, excessive sugar, or really want to add chicken broth to this one. I also had to come up with a cute treat recipe that would make roll-out dog treats, rather than those that can't be rolled out. I just love the look of cut out cookies, and this project was the perfect excuse to get out my box of cookie cutters and get festive. This would be such a cute gift for really ANY holiday or occasion, or just to say thank you.
INGREDIENTS FOR TREATS:
1/2 - 2/3 Can Of Organic Pumpkin Puree
3 Cups Flour
1/4-1/2 C. Oats
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 - 1 tsp Molasses
1 Tbsp (or more) Dried Parsley Flakes
1/s Tbsp Cinnamon
To make the jar treats, combine oats, flour, parsley flakes, and cinnamon in layers in the jar. Make sure your jar can hold around 4.5 cups or more. Print the page to the right, and attach to jar.
TO MAKE THE TREATS AT HOME:
1.) Mix all ingredients thoroughly, and make sure the dough is not sticky. Use your hands to kneed the dough until it's smooth, and then transfer onto a cutting board or similar, covered in flour.
2.) Flatten a bit with your hands, and then put into the freezer to chill for 15 minutes.
3.) Remove dough from freezer, and cover with a piece of parchment paper. Use a rolling pin to flatten dough to a bit under 1/2" thick.
4.) Add a bit more flour on top of dough, and cut out shapes. Brush with optional egg wash and sprinkle on some parsley. Bake for around 25-30 minutes, covered with foil until the last ten minutes, so parsley doesn't burn. Serve to your pups to enjoy when completely cooled.
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Thanks so much for stopping by, and if you wind up making these treats, please let me know in the comments below, or tag me on social with #LWGcreates! Here's to happy puppies and unconditional love :)