- Hardcover: 128 pages
- Publisher: Howell Book House; 1St Edition edition (2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764597736
- ISBN-13: 978-0764597732
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.5 x 8.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #682,297 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Ultimate Dog Treat Cookbook: Homemade Goodies for Man's Best Friend Hardcover – 2005
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Her books include PUPPY LOVE and THE KISS GUIDE TO RAISING A PUPPY; both of which are favorites with new puppy owners. THE ULTIMATE DOG TREAT COOKBOOK received rave reviews in magazines and newspapers all over the country, including USA TODAY. ALL DOGS NEED SOME TRAINING was listed by PET LIFE MAGAZINE as one of the ten best training books available to dog owners.
Liz's books have been awarded many honors. THE HOWELL BOOK OF DOGS was awarded Best Reference Book by the Dog Writers Association of America and was nominated as Best Nonfiction Book by San Diego Book Awards. AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD: CHAMPION OF VERSATILITY won Best Breed Book from Dog Writers Association of America and Best Nonfiction Book from San Diego Book Writers. SAVE THAT DOG! won best General Reference Book from Dog Writers and the First ASPCA Pet Overpopulation Answers Award from the ASPCA. Liz's work has also won awards from Cat Writers and Purina, as well as others from Dog Writers. Liz was honored with the San Diego Leadership Award, was a North County Woman of Merit, and in 2005 was awarded Dog Writers Distinguished Service Award.
Liz has an international platform to connect with her readers. Not only is her podcast, "It's a Doggy Dog World" on PetLifeRadio.com the #1 most downloaded show on that site, but she is also a blogger for the PetConnection.com.
Liz has been teaching dogs and their owners in North County San Diego for almost 25 years. Her dog training is based on an understanding of dogs and what makes them tick. Liz is a Certified Dog Trainer (CDT)and a Certified Behavioral Consultant. She is an AKC CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Evaluator #4182.
Working in Vista, California (San Diego County), Liz is the owner of Kindred Spirits Dog Training and sees more than a thousand dogs and their owners every year. Liz and her dogs, over the years have participated and trained in many dog sports, including agility, carting, conformation, herding, obedience, search and rescue, therapy dog work, and more.
Liz and her husband Paul share their home with three Australian Shepherds.
Top Customer Reviews
1) Pictures of more than ¾ of the recipes (Color pictures are the best)
2) A spiral binding, or at least on that easily lays flat
3) New & innovative recipes that have ingredients I can easily find at a grocery store
For this book, I combined my love of my three dogs, with my interest in fun, interesting cookbooks. The recipes are great, and I love that the book includes a chapter for dogs with special needs (allergies to certain food products) as I have a dog that is allergic to both corn and wheat. The chapters include: Cookies by the Spoonful, Cookie-Cutter Treats, Special Goodies for Special Occasions, Good Dogs Deserve Good Treats, and Delicacies for Dogs with Special Needs. The only thing that I disliked about the book is that there are no actual photographs of the finished recipes, and was not in a binding that laid flat. Otherwise, this is a wonderful cookbook with recipes that should leave any dog and their human begging for more great recipes.
Some of dog's favorites include: Tummy Tempting Chicken Soup Cookies, Ginny's Bonanza Treats, Carrot Crunchies, Turkey Day Treats, Grain Free Goodies, and Beef and Barley Biscuits. Enjoy!
Avocados (the book even gives a "nutritional notes" saying how good it is for them... scary)
Salsa (yes it actually calls for salsa)
This book seems unprofessional, almost if someone who does not own a dog wrote it. Now maybe the dogs they tested it on were "ok" with it, but all the "tester" dogs were big dogs, takes more to hurt them, while I have 2 mini dachshunds, and that much avocado or onion could send them to the hospital.
Now past all the bad recipes and bad ideas, they book does have some good ones (BUT you have to know what you are doing, and whats the point of buying a book just for dog treats if you have to look up every dang ingredient)
I can see why they are giving it away free without me asking for it.
Many of the recipes include ingredients you shouldn't give dogs.
In particular GARLIC. You should not give dogs garlic.
Some of their recipes have it from other products (broth) and some have you add it directly including at least one called for as much as 2 teaspoons of garlic powder.
Also many include store mixes that include sugar (Jiffy Muffin Mix), high amounts of salt (store broth or bouillon), dairy (milk, cheese, cream cheese), and onion (broth,bouillon).
Dogs do not need added sugar.
Adult Dogs have very limited lactase so can not digest much dairy.
Dogs do not need added salt. Large amounts of salt (sodium) are harmful and they get sodium/salt from other things they eat. Some things (spinach as one example) are naturally high in sodium.
If you are baking your own treats, the whole point is you can control the ingreditents. So why put in things that should never be put in? are questionable to put in? or can be toxic in higher amounts?
Further the damaging effect of onion (and I think garlic too, didn't have time to find the reference) can be cumulative.
So why intentionally put any in something you make?
The book says all the recipes are reviewed by a vet, Deb Eldridge DVM
a quick google search shows that she describes herself as "semi-retired veternarian - writer"
Apparent she got her DVM from Cornell in '91.
Historically Vet schools didn't do a lot of nutrition education and no idea what if any subsequent nutrition education or research this vet has.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Made the Blueberry Pup Cakes for my baby's Birthday this week and she went nuts. Can't wait to try some other recipes. Easy and fun with lots of tail wagging.Published 2 months ago by Kristin W.
Fun to make with your child and good to know what is going into the treats if your dog has allergies. My dog loves the recipes so far.Published 5 months ago by Maren A.
Book was in fair condition. Surprisingly some food more suitable for humans than dogs, so may have limited use for dog food.Published 5 months ago by diane schofield