Bake-a-bone: Does It Work?

Published On: Jul 17 2013 07:09:29 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 17 2013 10:31:37 PM CDT

Just looking cute won't earn Bender a treat.  But, barking on cue, will.

Beth Ericson is Chisholm Creek Pet Resort's Obedience Director.

"I use a lot of treats with training," Beth said.

Beth helped us test "Bake-a-Bone."  It's a dog treat maker that promises to make "healthy, delicious, preservative-free treats in minutes."  We bought it online for $37.90, that includes shipping and handling.

First, Beth made the peanut butter treat mix that came with the "Bake-a-Bone."  She then added water to the mix, and filled-up the bone shaped molds. It took about eight minutes to bake. 

"Then it has non-fat cream cheese for frosting with honey," Beth said.

Soon, the treats are done.

"It looks like a biscuit you would buy at a store. It smells good," she said.

Four-month-old Tipsy is our first taste-tester.

"She likes treats," Beth said.  "Tipsy says they're great."

Will 20-month-old Bender beg for a bite?

"He likes them a lot," Beth said. "He's willing to do anything for that treat."

Beth likes them because her dogs can eat them quickly when she breaks the bones into pieces.  And, by the looks of Bender's tail, the treats are worth a wag.

Does it work?

"I would say definitely, it does work," Beth said.

The "Bake-a-Bone" makes four treats at a time.  And all the recipes we looked at took eight to ten minutes to make.

Bake A Bone: Does It Work?