Trick or Treat!

by Rachel Rodgers // October 2017

Trick or Treat!

Its Halloween next week so impress your friends with your dog’s best trick and reward your dog for doing with our Halloween themed treats.


¾ cup of pureed pumpkin

½ cup of peanut butter – ensure it does not contain xylitol sweetener as this is harmful to dogs

1 egg yolk

1 cup of plain flour

1 cup of wholemeal flour

½ teaspoon baking powder

Butter/margarine for greasing




Rolling pin


Cutters – bone shape would be great! We went for dogs and hearts.


  • Preheat your oven to 190 degrees (fan) and line a baking tray with baking paper. To make sure your dog treats don’t stick we recommend also using some margarine or butter to grease the paper.

  • Put your pumpkin, peanut butter and egg yolk into a large mixing bowl and combine. As the pumpkin is soft you can usually manage this with a fork, but for ease you could use a mixer.


  • Gradually add your cup of wholemeal flour. Keep stirring!

  • Sprinkle in your ½ teaspoon of baking powder. Make sure this gets evenly distributed amongst the mixture.

  • Now gradually add your cup of plain flour. The mixture will be quite dry and doughy by now. We found we had to abandon our fork and just use our hands!

  • Sprinkle some plain flour on to a surface and also dust your rolling pin.

  • Roll out your dough to be half a cm thick. Then use your cutters to cut out your treats.

  • Pop your treats on to your baking tray and bake for 20 minutes. If you’ve made big treats you may need to give them 25 minutes.

    Remember! Once cooked you’ll need to leave your lovely pumpkin treats to fully cool down before giving one to your dog.

Only one thing remains, does your dog already have a trick to do to get their treat?!

Why not come to Dog School classes and learn some new ones.

Classes are running in Shrewsbury, Whitchurch and Nantwich so call us on 01948 302 990 or email to get booked on.

You can also keep up to date with Dog School Shropshire by following us on twitter @dogschoolshrop or on Instagram at Dog School Shropshire.

Thanks for reading and we hope your dogs enjoy their treats!

Dog School Shropshire.