By Kathy Santo | Updated: May 13 2019
While brainstorming fun ways to keep our dog’s cool this summer, we knew we had to add in some frozen treats! We gathered up some our favorite DIY recipes for you to try at home!
There are SO many different recipes you can use to create delicious frozen treats for your dog! This provides some mental stimulation as well to help tire them out on a hot day! We love to put their meals (raw or kibble) in the kongs with any of the following delicious add-ins:
Fruits, Veggies, Peanut Butter, Plain Greek Yogurt, Cheese, Apple Sauce, Baby Food, Ground Meat, Canned Pumpkin, and that’s just to name a few of your options!
When our dogs are either outside playing or just came inside, we love to give them ice cubes to play with to help keep them busy AND cool them down! Bonus points if you add in some of these nutritious extras: coconut oil, bone broth, small chunks of fruits and veggies, leftover chicken or other meat, and even peanut butter or plain greek yogurt!
Creating your own dog friendly popsicles is so much fun! You can use plain greek yogurt, bone broth, fruits, veggies, and even chunks of meat to make the tastiest treat for your pup!
You can add SO many fun things for your dog to find in one of these monstrous frozen treats! Make sure to mix bone broth in with the water to up to nutritional value. You can put your dog’s small toys, treats, and all of the other add-ins we’ve mentioned in previous recipes to make this extra fun and entertaining for your dog!
Kathy Santo has spent her entire career as a dog trainer and handler, training dogs and winning over 500 obedience, agility and Canine Good Citizenship titles. Working with her own dogs, she has achieved every competitive obedience title the American Kennel Club (AKC) has offered and earned the prestigious AKC “Obedience Trial Champion” title (OTCh) multiple times.
In Waldwick, Kathy teaches classes, private lessons, and oversees the training of her student’s dogs using her extensive knowledge, experience and intuition to handle problems from the benign to the serious. Her engaging personality has won her the respect and friendship of her many students, who now consider themselves part of her extended family.