Call Best Bully Sticks (877) 483-5853

Want Coupons & Sale Updates?


Privacy Policy

Drool Dog Recipe: Turmeric and Flax Dog Biscuits

turmeric and flax dog biscuitsLooking for a healthy treat to pamper your pooch with?

These turmeric and flax dog biscuits, created by Tod and Diane from White on Rice, are a delicious and healthy treat for your pup.  Turmeric is thought to have pain relieving, cleansing, and anti-inflammatory properties. Along with the healing qualities of turmeric, flax is fantastic for your pup’s skin, coat, and immune system.

The pain relieving qualities of turmeric and the immune system boosting properties of flax make these dog biscuits a fantastic choice for a senior dog or a pup with a painful ailment.

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup (180ml) hot Water
  • 1 teaspoon Beef or Chicken Bouillon Powder
  • 1 1/3 cup (175g) all-purpose Flour
  • 1 1/3 cup (175g) Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup (55g) ground Flax Seed
  • 1 Tablespoon Turmeric
  • 1/2 cup (130g) Peanut Butter
  • 1 Egg

 For instructions on how to make these turmeric and flax dog biscuits, visit White on Rice.

 Many thanks to Todd & Diane for sharing this great recipe! We hope our canine fans enjoy.

 

Bone Appetit!Bone Appetit!

No-Bake Peanut Butter Dog Treat Recipe

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

It’s no secret that dogs LOVE peanut butter. The benefits of a natural low-sugar peanut butter include healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins, and proteins.

This drool-worthy peanut butter treat recipe from Honey & The Baker requires no baking and is sure to be a hit with your furry friend!

These easy-to-make peanut butter treats have already been pup-approved by Honey, the adorable English Cream Golden Retriever featured on Jenny’s blog. 

Makes 10-12 treats.

 

 

Ingredients: 

  •  1/2 cup peanut butter*
  • 1/4 cup milk*
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats

*It’s best to use peanut butter without too much added sugar or salt and low fat/non fat milk so they don’t upset your pup’s tummy.

 

For instructions on how to make these no-bake peanut butter dog treats, visit Honey & The Baker

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

 

 

Many thanks to Jenny for sharing this great recipe! We hope our canine fans enjoy.

 

Bone Appetit!Bone Appetit!

 

 Want to try some other Peanut Butter treats?

 

Nutter Butter Dog Treat

Peanut Butter & Pumpkin Dog Treats from Design Crush

 

 

Dog Fortune Cookie Recipe

shutterstock_174418679Happy Chinese New Year!

Today marks the start of the year of the sheep. In the Chinese zodiac, the sheep is symbolic of sensitivity, kindness, prosperity, and comfort. In the spirit of the sheep, why not show your dog how much you love them with a Chinese New Year treat? This delicious and fun dog fortune cookie recipe from BS’ in the Kitchen is sure to start your pup’s new year off right.  

Makes 4 to 6 fortune cookies.

 Ingredients:

- 1 egg white

- 1/4 cup flour

- a teeny tiny tiny pinch of salt and cinnamon

- 1 tbsp water

*We decided to modify the recipe which originally included 1/4 cup very loosely packed brown sugar

 dog fortune cookies

For instructions on how to make these dog fortune cookies, visit BS’ in the Kitchen.

 

 Many thanks to Bob & Carlene for sharing this great recipe! We hope our canine fans enjoy.

 

Bone Appetit!Bone Appetit!

How to “Talk Dog”- Learn to Communicate with your Dog

shutterstock_107501672-smMany people know that for companion dogs to understand what we want from them, it is important to communicate differently than we do with one another. Our language, using many words together in full sentences, is not clear or discernible to dogs. We can help dogs learn certain words or commands by making those words meaningful, but simply talking to dogs and expecting them to understand is asking way too much of them. So, how do we learn to “talk dog“ to our best buddies so we can better communicate our needs? To be honest, it’s not that difficult.

Body Language, Facial Expressions and Tone

The old saying, “it’s not what you say, but how you say it” is a really good thing to keep in mind when attempting to communicate with your dog. Dogs are not complex thinkers and simply see the world in terms of “what’s good” and “what’s bad”. A high voice is good, so when the dog does something you like, tell them “great job” in a high pitched, happy sounding voice with a smile on your face.

shutterstock_105853361_smConversely, when the dog does something naughty like counter surfing, or jumping up on you or someone else, simply say “OFF” in a very deep voice with a grimace on your face to communicate clearly that he or she has behaved badly. It is important to note here that the dog’s attention span is very short and can work to your advantage. So, if the unwanted “jump” can be followed quickly with a “sit” command, you may replace the wrong behavior with the right one. To seal the deal, reinforce the correct behavior by popping a treat in the dog’s mouth and change your tone to a happy and high pitched one. Dogs also respond best when we are dramatic, so it is extremely important to pull out the stops and be very expressive about your “likes and dislikes” with respect to their behavior.

By rewarding or reinforcing the right behavior at the right time using the proper tone, body language and facial expressions, you and your dog will start to learn the same language and you will be amazed by the transitions the dog can make once you no longer have a failure to communicate.

Deborah Rosen_small About the Author

Deborah Rosen is President and Founder of Good CitiZEN Dog TrainingⓇ, a dog training franchise business based in Tacoma, WA. Deborah is known within the industry for her innovative ZEN dog-training methodology and her commitment to using positive and progressive techniques to teach clients the science of canine behavior. Deborah is now spreading her training philosophy of “peaceful living with your dog” from coast to coast through her Good CitiZEN Dog Training franchisees. In addition, Deborah also authors blogs, magazine articles, and is working on a book. For more information about Good CitiZEN Dog Training, see www.goodcitizendog.com.
 

Weekly Drool Recipe: Puppy Dog S’mores

puppy dog s'moresLooking for a classic American treat to pamper your pooch with?

Look no further than these puppy dog s’mores by Rebecca from Living Better Together. This recipe is an easy and adorable twist on the old campfire favorite. 

Ingredients: 

  • Dog biscuits
  • Carob chips
  • Fluff

For instructions on how to make these puppy dog s’mores visit Living Better Together

 dog eating puppy smore tdbbs

These puppy dog s’mores have been given two paws up by Shoester, Rebecca’s Golden Retriever. 

 Many thanks to Rebecca for sharing this great recipe! We hope our canine fans enjoy.

Bone Appetit!Bone Appetit!

 

 

 

Want to try s’more classic treats for your pup?

Cinnamon Roll Dog Treats

Gingerbread Dog Treats

Puppy Pancakes

5 Ways to Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with your Dog

valentine corgi webAt Best Bully Sticks, we believe every day should be treated like Valentine’s Day!

After all, Fido deserves love, affection, good exercise, chews, and toys to keep him happy year round.

But if you truly want to celebrate, here are 5 ways to make this Valentine’s Day extra special for you and your canine friend:

 

1. Make some delicious treats in the kitchen. If you enjoy playing in the kitchen, show your dog some love by whipping up treats that he’ll go nuts for!

For some sweet decadence: Valentine’s Day Carob Dipped Dog Biscuits

For a cheesy, easy, gourmet snack: Chock Full of Cheese Cookies

If you don’t have the time to make drool-worthy dog treats for Valentine’s Day, you can show your canine best friend(s) some love in other ways.shutterstock_237411067_web

2. Get some exercise — it will benefit both of you! Take him for a longer than usual walk. Does Fido like to fetch? Get out that squeeze toy, ball, or Frisbee and wear him out — fit, healthy dogs make happy dogs!

3. Give him a new toy. Keeping your dog entertained is vital for his health and happiness.
Best Bully Sticks’ selection of chew, rope, plush, and ball toys

4. Buy some of his favorite dog chews or treats or maybe one he hasn’t had yet. Browse our large supply of bully sticks, chews and treats, and dog bones.

shutterstock_129944051 web

 

5. And last but not least, cuddle! What better way to spend quality time together than a neck or belly scratch, a massage, or relaxing on the couch together?

 

From Best Bully Sticks, wishing you and your pooch lots of love this Valentine’s Day!

 

For tips on how to make more appetizing dog treats, see our Weekly Drool Recipe collection here on our Healthy Dog Blog or Follow our Drool Dog Recipes board on Pinterest.

Valentine’s Day Red Velvet Dog Biscuits

shutterstock_valentine dogWe at Best Bully Sticks love these Red Velvet Dog Biscuits from Salted & Styled and think your pup will too!

The beautiful red color in these biscuits comes from beets. Beets are filled with vitamins and minerals (such as vitamin C, vitamin B, manganese, fiber, iron, and potassium) and are believed to support liver health. 

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

 

Ingredients:

  • 1(15 ounce) can whole beets, drained (can substitute 6 roasted beets, peeled)
  • ½ teaspoon ham base (can substitute chicken or beef base)valentine red velvet dog biscuits
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ¼ – 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour plus more for dusting
  • ¾ cup dry milk
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

 Follow the link to Salted & Styled for instructions on how to bake these tasty biscuits.

 

 Many thanks to the gals at Salted & Styled for sharing their dog biscuit recipe with us!

Bone Appetit!Bone Appetit!

Does “sit” really mean “sit”? Dog Training Tips by Deborah Rosen

Does “sit” really mean “sit”?

 

webdog 1There is something that most dog owners don’t know.  Dogs don’t generalize!  I will explain more about that a little later, but before doing so, some background might be helpful.

Although we know dogs are considered highly intelligent animals, they are not deep thinkers.  Their intelligence lies in their senses. Their sense of smell is off the chart and their hearing is extraordinary. So, while we appreciate these characteristics in what makes dogs both smart and special, their senses also help to distract them and make it extremely difficulty to train them at times.

For this reason, it is important to practice training your dog in novel places and at different times during the day.  For companion dogs, outside distractions pose the greatest obstacle in learning and in building attention and focus.  It’s always best to start your training indoors where there are fewer distractions.  Put anything that might pull the dog’s attention away.  Make sure there is no food being cooked or other distracting smells, turn off the television or radio and, if there are other dogs in the house, put them outside or in another room.  In order to build attention and focus with your dog you must be able to give him your undivided attention.

webdog1In our Puppy Kindergarten as we begin the learning process for both the puppy and the owners, I urge dog owners to use a verbal command just once.  If the puppy fails to do what you ask the first time, I urge the owners to simply lure the puppy into place by holding a treat right over the pup’s head until he or she “assumes the sit” position.  By repeating the verbal command over and over, the verbal command becomes meaningless.  At first, only say the word “sit” the moment the pup’s butt hits the ground.  If the puppy breaks out of position to reach for the treat, pull it away with a firm “uh, uh” and take the treat back.  Then, try again and see how well the puppy maintains his or her position. 

You’ll want to do this when teaching any new skill.  By requiring the puppy to maintain the position, you are beginning to teach the puppy “impulse control”.  This is a very important lesson to learn, and the earlier you teach it, the easier it will be to extend this skill to other areas.

web dogDogs, especially puppies, are not terrific at remembering what they’ve done before.  Their very short attention span, along with their amazing senses, creates a world of distraction. This can make training your puppy a challenging and frustrating experience.  Train for only a couple of minutes several times throughout the day and if you’re feeling tired or edgy, the puppy will know it.  If this is the case, stop and begin again later when you are in a better state of mind. 
So, when you ask a puppy to sit, each individual occurrence of that action is a new experience until the pup finally “gets it”You’ll  know when the puppy is able to do a skill in both distracted and non-distracted circumstances, inside and outside, that skill has become generalized! 

 

Tune in next time for more dog training tips on basic obedience and achieving “peaceful living with your dog”.

 

Deborah Rosen_small About the Author

Deborah Rosen is President and Founder of Good CitiZEN Dog TrainingⓇ, a dog training franchise business based in Tacoma, WA. Deborah is known within the industry for her innovative ZEN dog-training methodology and her commitment to using positive and progressive techniques to teach clients the science of canine behavior. Deborah is now spreading her training philosophy of “peaceful living with your dog” from coast to coast through her Good CitiZEN Dog Training franchisees. In addition, Deborah also authors blogs, magazine articles, and is working on a book. For more information about Good CitiZEN Dog Training, see www.goodcitizendog.com.
 

Drool Dog Recipe: Peanut Butter Bones from In the Dog Kitchen

Bartleby hound1We recently shared with you an easy dog treat recipe from In the Dog Kitchen by Julie Van Rosendaal.

Of course, we wanted to try out another for our doggie friends and decided on Peanut Butter Bones. We searched high and low for our dog bone cookie cutters, but you know how it goes, they weren’t to be found when we needed them. 

So we bring you Peanut Butter Pineapples instead!

Little tip: If your dog is guilty of enjoying his own feces from time to time, add some chunks of canned pineapple to his food, and that should prevent it!

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour

1/2 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats

1/2 cup chopped peanuts (optional)- We opted to leave these out for a smoother texture

1 cup peanut butter (we used natural peanut butter- just peanuts and salt)

1 cup water or milk

2 Tbsp honey

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, and peanuts (if using). Add the peanut butter, water, and honey and stir until you have a stiff dough.

On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough until well blended, then roll it out to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into bones, shapes, or strips and place the cookies on the prepared baking sheets. 

Bake for about 20 minutes, until golden. Let the cookies cool on the sheets, or turn off the oven and leave the cookies inside to harden as they cool. Store in a tightly sealed container.

Here’s what Bartleby the Hound, rescued from the Richmond SPCA, thought of them!

 

bartle treat

 bartle eat

Bone Appetit!Bone Appetit!

Oatmeal Flax Seed Dog Treats by Vanessa Baked

oatmeal flax seed treatsLooking for a healthy treat recipe for your furry friend?

These oatmeal flax seed dog treats from Vanessa Baked are a great option. Oatmeal is rich in protein, iron, and fiber, while flax is fantastic for your pup’s skin, coat, and immune system.

 

Ingredients:
  1. 1/3 cup beef or chicken drippings/juices
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1/2 cup oats (old-fashioned or quick)
  4. 2 Tablespoons ground flaxseeds
  5. 2 cups flour

* We decided to modify the recipe which originally included 1/4 cup bacon grease 
 

 For instructions on how to make these oatmeal flax seed dog treats, visit Vanessa Baked

eating vanessa baked oatmeal flax seed treat 2

 

 

 Many thanks to Vanessa for sharing this great recipe! We hope our canine fans enjoy.

 

Bone Appetit!Bone Appetit!

 

 

 

Want to try some other oatmeal treats?

Oatmeal with ‘Nanas and PB

Oatmeal Rice Dog Food for Sensitive Pups

1 2 3 119
%d bloggers like this: