Here are some dog treats you can make

Liver Cake
1kg liver
2 mugs of semolina or rice flour or potato flour
2 eggs

Blast in the processor and bake in a tray until really firm and dry.

when cool cut into tiny squares.

Garlic Bites for Dogs
1 cup flour
4-6 cloves garlic
1/4 cup hot water
1/8 cup chopped nuts or seeds
1 tbs. vegetable oil
1 egg, beaten
dry milk powder

Mix all ingredients in bowl (or food processor) and add enough milk powder to make firm dough. Roll out dough to thin sheet, put flour on sheet and cut dough with cookie cutter of your choice. Place on oiled cookie sheet. Bake at 300F. for about 45 minutes, for hard lightly toasted biscuits. Let sit in turned off oven to finish drying if you like.

Cheese N Garlic Bites
1 cup wheat flour
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon garlic powder ( not garlic salt!)
1 tablespoon soft butter or margarine
1/2 cup milk

Mix flour and cheese together. Add garlic powder and softened butter. Slowly add milk till you form a stiff dough. You may not need all of the milk. Knead on floured board for a few minutes.

Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into shapes and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 350 degrees oven for 15 minutes. Let cool in oven with the door slightly open till cold and firm. Refrigerate to keep fresh.

Veggie Bones
3 cups minced parsley
1/4 cup carrots, chopped very fine
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella or parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons bran
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 to 1 cup of water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, rack on middle level. Lightly grease a large baking sheet.

Stir together parsley, carrots, cheese, and oil. combine all the dry ingredients and add to veggies. Gradually add 1/2 cup of water, mixing well. Make a moist but not wet dough. If needed, add a little more water. Knead for one minute.

roll dough out to 1/2 inch thickness. Using cookie cutter or a glass, cut out the shapes and transfer them to the baking sheet. Gather the scraps and reroll and cut.

Bake for 20-30 minutes until biscuits have browned and hardened slightly. (They will harden more as they cool.) Speed cooling by placing them on wire racks. Store in airtight tin.

if dog has gluten problems then use potato flour

Sardine loaf 
I use the small tins of sardines available at Sainsbury or Tesco, cant remember the size tho but they are about 50p a tin, drain the brine, or buy the ones in oil
80gms flour, I use either s/r or plain
An Egg
a sprinkling of garlic powder or granules (NOT garlic salt)
Put the sardines, garlic powder and egg in a bowl, mix with a spoon. Then add the flour gradually until it all binds together (add less or more flour as you need).
Put into a microwaveable dish and microwave for upto 10 mins  (please keep an eye on this as I have had some cook alot more quickly than others in the microwave) Turnout and allow to cool before cutting into small training chunks
you can also use tuna in this if you want, but sardines do make for the smellier treat which my lot seem to appreciate more for some strange reason.


Another way to keep your dog occupied and  keep boredom at bay, is to fill a Kong with table scraps etc and put  it in the freezer.
A large Kong will keep your dog occupied for anything up to a couple of hours.
Many dogs love them stuffed with Marmite toast.
Whatever you put into your Kong remember to completely stuff it full.

Kongs are available in various sizes from most pet stores.