3 Ways to Celebrate National Dog Biscuit Day

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We’re not taking the biscuit. 23rd February really is a day dedicated to dog biscuits! And your pup will be very pleased to see you’ve remembered.

It’s time to spill the tea on dog biscuits and share everything you need to know about National Dog Biscuit Day, including yummy ways to celebrate with your pup.

Reasons to love dog biscuits:

  • They’re great for motivating your dog

  • They can have excellent health benefits

  • You can easily make them at home!

Let’s look at where dog biscuits come from and ways to celebrate National Dog Biscuit Day with your canine companion.

Where did dog biscuits come from?

It’s worth noting that this pawliday was created as a fun, light-hearted way to celebrate your dog’s favourite thing in the world. No, not you… dog biscuits!

But who cooked up your dog’s favourite thing?

You and your four-legged friends have an American businessman named James Spratt to thank.

It’s believed that in the mid-19th century, during a visit to Liverpool Docks, UK, Spratt noticed a group of stray dogs tucking into leftover biscuits from a ship and this sparked his delectable idea of making biscuits specifically for dogs.

Today, the market for dog biscuits is much more competitive. With an ever-growing demand, there’s a huge variety of treats available, including specialised biscuits which support your dog’s health.

To support your dog’s health further, check out our range of dog supplements. Not only are they a wonderful way to support your pup’s health where they need it most, but they’re tasty too and can be eaten like a treat.

Dog biscuits as motivation

Dog biscuits can be great for dog training, as they encourage dogs to follow instructions and teach them to be obedient in return for a reward.

This is often how show dogs and working dogs are initially trained, as the incentive for their good behaviour is a tasty treat!

A dog biscuit a day keeps the dog-tor away

National Dog Biscuit Day doesn’t have to just be celebrated with treats, although your dog wouldn’t be complaining!

Did you know, that if eaten in moderation, dog biscuits can be introduced as part of a healthy balanced diet for your pooch? In fact, many biscuits include a multitude of nutrients, such as protein and fibre, which offer excellent health benefits.

Remember to choose biscuits that are full of natural ingredients and always read the recommended feeding guidelines to avoid overindulgence.

Here are 3 ways to celebrate Dog Biscuit Day

To thank your dog for bringing so much happiness and joy into your life, why not show how much you appreciate them with these fun ideas.

1. With dog biscuits, of course!

What’s Dog Biscuit Day without dog biscuits?! At Yappy, we exclusively stock biscuits and treats that are full of natural ingredients and contain no added salt or sugar.

Diamonds Are Furever Dog Treats

Diamonds may be furever, but these biscuits won’t last long around your dog! Hand-baked and packed with premium chicken liver, these scrumptious treats are a wonderful way to treat your precious pooch (because they deserve the best).

They’re the pawfect reward for good behaviour if you ask us.

Post Workout Dog Treats

This year National Dog Walking Day is celebrated on the 22nd of February, so these Post Workout goodies are ideal for your canine to chomp after a big stroll. Yum!

Your dog will really feel like they’ve received a reward when they get their chops on these delicious chicken liver and turmeric flavoured biscuits.

Want to really get your dog’s tail wagging? Shop all dog treats.

2. Bake your own homemade dog treats

What better way to celebrate National Dog Biscuit Day than baking with your pup?

These homemade dog treats are a delicious choice. But we must warn you, the smell of these freshly baked biscuits wafting through your home is drool-inducing!

Dog-friendly Peanut Butter & Banana Dog Biscuits

Ingredients

300g Plain or Wholemeal Flour
100g Rolled Oats (plain variety)
250g 100% Natural Peanut Butter (with no xylitol as this is harmful to dogs)
2 Bananas
2 Eggs
1stp Honey

Method

1. Preheat your oven to 180 °C and line a baking tray with parchment.

2. Mix the flour and oats together in a bowl.

3. In a separate bowl, mash the peeled bananas with a fork, then add the eggs, peanut butter and honey and stir together.

4. Pour the flour and oats into the wet mixture and bring together with a spoon or your hands until it forms a dough.

5. On a work surface dusted with flour, roll out your dough until it’s about 1cm thick.

6. Use a cookie cutter (bone-shaped cutters are our favourite) to cut out your biscuits.

7. Carefully place the biscuits on your baking tray and bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until they’re golden brown in colour.

8. Leave the cookies to fully cool (out of paws reach) and store them in an airtight container.

9. Feed to your dog - bone appétit!

How about dressing for the occasion in an apron that stars your dog? Every dog lover will be inspired to cook and bake with ‘woof’ while wearing one.

3. Don’t fur-get to share the fun

We think a day like National Dog Biscuit Day is certainly worth barking about. And, as sharing is caring, be sure to tell your friends about this delicious day!

Don’t forget to snap a few photos of you and your dog enjoying yourselves on Dog Biscuits Day (we think it’s a great time for us humans to enjoy some of our favourite biscuits too).

Homemade biscuits, favourite biscuits, recipe ideas and not to mention cute pictures of your dog delightfully tucking into a treat, we want to see and hear about it.

Simply tag us @yappy_com or use our hashtags #Yappy and #YappyPack. We can’t wait to see how you celebrate!

If you’re looking for more dog-friendly recipes, be sure to look at our super easy pancake recipe for dogs!


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