How To Sell Homemade Dog Treats and Start a Dog Bakery Business

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How To Start a Dog Treat Business at Home


Learn how to start a dog bakery business and sell homemade dog treats with the Diva Dog Bakery™ How to Start a Dog Treat Business course.

In this hugely popular course on how to start a creative and fun side hustle, Kristen Larsen, successful entrepreneur and creator of the Diva Dog Bakery™ – How to Start a Dog Treat Business Course, will show you how to start a dog treat business at home.

Did you know that the top six dog-treat brands in the US generate over $2.5 billion in annual sales? And that doesn’t include the boutique pet treat businesses or local dog treat brands that have become increasingly popular with discerning dog owners.

Thanks to discerning dog lovers who want to give their pups the best dog treats, there’s a great demand for dog birthday cakes, homemade dog biscuits, dog cookies, natural dog treats, dog training treats, healthy dog treats, puppy training treats, and even dog ice cream.

Is a dog treat business profitable? Is it hard to start a dog treat business? The truth is starting a dog treat business is super fun and pretty simple when you have a step-by-step dog treat business plan and support from someone who has successfully done it before.

Whether your goal is to generate an extra $500 to $1,000+ per month with your pet food bakery or build dog treat companies with 5-figure recurring revenue from dog food treats, Diva Dog Bakery™ will teach you exactly what you need to know to break into this lucrative market.

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The Diva Dog Bakery™ – How to Start a Dog Treat Business Course teaches students how to start a homemade dog treat bakery and sell treats in person or online.

This side hustle is for people of all ages and backgrounds and can bring in $500 to $1,000+ per month. It can also be scaled up to a full-time business if desired!

Sign up for the free workshop, How to Start a Dog Bakery from Your Kitchen, and learn about how to start a dog treat bakery. In the workshop, you’ll learn:

  • Why the homemade dog treat business is HOT and getting hotter every year
  • How to turn a dog treat bakery business into a side hustle pulling $500-$1,000 per month, or how to scale it into a 5-figure/year business
  • The best places to start a dog treat business, online or offline
  • How to price and sell your dog treats
  • And more…

Sign up for the Free Dog Treat Bakery Workshop!


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What Is The Diva Dog Bakery™ Dog Treat Business Course?

In this step-by-step Diva Dog Bakery™ – How to Start a Dog Treat Business Course, Kristin Larsen will teach you everything you need to know about launching your own dog treat business.

You’ll learn how to create a dog treat business plan that will help you generate an extra $500 to $1,000+ per month with a dog treat bakery side hustle or scale it into a 5-figure full-time business.

You don’t even need any baking experience, because Kristin shares homemade dog treat recipes that she personally developed and used. These are the best dog treat recipes that helped her succeed in business and that you can sell online, offline, or both.

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The Diva Dog Bakery™ – How to Start a Dog Treat Business Course is unlike anything on the market and is based on Kristin’s years of experience in this field.

The program is based on Kristin’s personal dog treat business success stories as the founder of Diva Dog Bakery™ – a boutique dog treat bakery that she started while in college.

After she was laid off from her 9 to 5 during the Great Recession, she quickly scaled her dog treat bakery to a full-time business, selling treats both in-person (at farmers markets, craft fairs, and neighborhood meetups) and online (via Etsy).

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She found herself raking in hundreds of dollars at in-person events on Saturdays and consistently selling her homemade dog treats every day through her Etsy shop.

Her dog treat bakery was picked up by print magazines and online press, and she even was invited by the Emmys (!!!) to gift her dog treats in the swag bags.

Sign up for the Free Dog Treat Bakery Workshop!


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Here are some dog treat industry stats to show you just how lucrative a market this is –

  • In 2020, the U.S. pet treat business and chews industry is expected to reach $6.89 billion and grow at a compound annual rate of 2.8% (source)
  • 92% of U.S. dog owners reported that they purchased dog treats or chews in the last 12 months (source)
  • A recent study found that 61% of dog owners who buy dog treats are concerned about the safety of the treats they purchase. (source)

In short, the dog treat business is a huge and growing market, and dog owners are desperate for high-quality, healthy dog treats that are safely made.

No more mass-market dog treat brands made by dog treat companies that contain questionable ingredients and are involved in scandalous dog treat recalls!

Learn How to Start a Dog Bakery from your Kitchen with the Healthy Dog Treat Recipes That Your Doggie Clients Love.

Sign up for the Free Dog Treat Bakery Workshop!


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What’s Included In The Diva Dog Bakery™ Course?

The Dog Treats Bakery program consists of eight easy-to-follow and actionable modules, plus four bonuses that will help you get your dog treat bakery up and running ASAP.

  • Module 1: Practice Makes Perfect: You’ll learn Kristin’s favorite homemade dog treat recipes and everything you’ll need to get started.
  • Module 2: Hobby to Business: Learn the process of coming up with homemade pet treats business names or dog treat business names, creating a dog bakery business plan, getting a dog treat business license, and forming your dog treat business so you can legally sell dog treats with the cute dog treat names. Don’t worry, it’s simpler than it sounds.
  • Module 3: Presentation is Everything: In this module, you’ll learn about dog treat packaging and how to make your dog treat containers, dog treat pouches, dog treat bags and dog treat gift baskets look beautiful (without hours of effort), and how to efficiently get everything packaged and shipped.
  • Module 4: How to Price Your Treats: Don’t get stuck worrying about your dog treats’ cost and what to charge. In Module 4, she’ll break down the dog treat prices for your dog treats business so you’re ready to roll and actually make a profit!
  • Module 5: Where to Sell: Whether you want to sell your treats in person, online, or both, Kristin has got your back! She’ll share proven dog treat marketing strategies to get your baked goods in the marketplace using easy-to-follow techniques.
  • Module 6: How to Accept Payment: Keeping the money flowing means being ready to receive it! Kristin will walk you through everything you need to know about accepting payments for your dog treat business.
  • Module 7: Shipping and Delivery: Wondering how to ship your dog treats and what to include in your packaging? Learn all about dog treat delivery and shipping, Kristin’s preferred shipping method, and cover the must-have items inside your dog treats package.
  • Module 8: Promote Your Business: It’s time to announce your brand new dog bakery business, and learn the best ways to promote it for free! Get excited because now it’s time to share with the world what you’ve been baking in the kitchen so you can get those dogs’ treat reviews rolling in.

Click here to watch the Free Dog Treat Bakery Workshop!


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In addition, you’ll get the bonuses here:

  • Bonus #1: How to Take Product Photos for Listings ($197 value): In this training, you’ll learn how to take beautiful dog treat images and photos so people fall in love with your dog treats without ever having to see them in real life.
  • Bonus #2: Guaranteed Analysis / Nutrition label ($99/treat value): Next, you’ll learn everything you need to know about dog treat calories and creating dog treat nutrition labels so your clients are never wondering “What’s in this?” Required by certain states in the U.S., Kristin will give you the exact information needed that will literally save you HUNDREDS of dollars!
  • Bonus #3: Dog Treat Recipe Book ($49 value): We’re sharing the exact healthy dog treat recipes that Kristin spent months perfecting that went on to become best-sellers online and in person! Inside this homemade dog treat recipe book, you’ll learn how to make all of these dog treats from scratch, which will help you get a jumpstart in the kitchen.
  • Bonus #4: 30 Days FREE Access to Diva-Dog Bakery™ Group ($19/month value): Kristin’s supportive Facebook community will help you get all your questions answered while you launch and grow your new dog treat bakery side hustle.

Sign up for the Free Dog Treat Bakery Workshop!


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How To Start a Dog Bakery Business At Home

Starting a dog treat business can be a fun and rewarding venture! Here are some tips to help you learn how to start a dog bakery or a dog treat shop to sell homemade dog treats.

#1. Do your research

Start by researching the market and understanding the demand for dog treats in your area. Find out what kinds of dog treats are popular and in demand.

#2. Create a dog treat business plan

Create a dog-treat business plan that outlines your goals, target market, startup costs, pricing strategy, and marketing plan. This can help you generate an extra $500 to $1,000+ per month in dog treat business income.

#3. Legal Requirements

Learn how to sell dog treats legally by checking the local regulations and obtaining any necessary permits or a dog treat business license required to operate a pet food business in your area.

Come up with some unique dog treat business names and register your dog bakery name. Consider getting insurance for dog-treat businesses if required.

#3. Find a niche

Develop a range of dog treats that are not only delicious but also safe and healthy for dogs. There’s a great demand for dog birthday cakes, homemade dog biscuits, etc.

Consider using high-quality, natural ingredients that cater to different dietary needs, such as grain-free or hypoallergenic treats.

#4. Design your dog treat packaging

Create a memorable dog treat bakery brand, including dog treat business logos and dog treat packaging that reflects your commitment to quality and appeals to dog owners.

Creating catchy and enticing dog treat names can make your products stand out in the marketplace.

#5. Marketing and promotion

Use social media, local advertising, local pet-related events, and other marketing techniques to promote your dog treat business. Join clubs and organizations to network with other pet owners and professionals in the industry.

Consider offering samples or special promotions to attract customers and leave your dog treat business cards at local establishments.

#6. Create a distribution strategy

Decide how you will sell your dog treat packages, whether through a physical storefront, online store, farmers’ markets, or pet stores. Consider offering delivery or shipping options for customers outside your area.

#7. Customer service

Provide excellent customer service and build relationships with your customers. Consider offering personalized dog treats for special occasions or dietary requirements.

Listen to customer feedback and continually improve your products and services based on their suggestions and preferences.

#8. Stay updated on trends

Stay updated on the latest developments and trends in the pet food industry, including new ingredients and health guidelines, to ensure your products remain competitive and safe for pets.

Starting a dog bakery business requires dedication, creativity, and a love of dogs. With the right planning and execution, you can turn your passion for baking into a successful business venture.

The Diva Dog Bakery™ course will teach you everything you need to know, and the Diva Dog Bakery Group will help you answer all your questions.

Sign up for the Free Dog Treat Bakery Workshop!

Dog Treat Business Tips

Once you get started on your dog treat business, you don’t have to sell only homemade dog treats. You can create upsells and offer dog treat products that bring you more profit, such as:

  • Dog treat containers and dog treat canisters
  • Dog treat pouch for training
  • Dog treat bags
  • Dog treat dispensers
  • Dog treat-dispensing toys
  • Dog treat ball dispensers
  • Dog treat jars
  • Dog treat toys
  • Dog treat puzzle toys
  • Dog treat games
  • Dog treat machines
  • Dog treat rings
  • Dog treat gift baskets
  • Dog treat tins
  • Dog treat holder for training
  • Dog training treat bags pouch

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You can even create your own specialty dog treat recipes, such as:

  • Dog cake recipes
  • Dog birthday cookies
  • Healthy dog biscuits
  • Homemade dog bones
  • Dog lollipops
  • Pumpkin dog treats
  • Pumpkin dog biscuits
  • Peanut butter dog biscuits
  • Peanut butter pupcakes
  • Peanut butter dog treats
  • Homemade sweet potato dog treats
  • Carob dog treats
  • Carob chips for dogs
  • Apple dog treats
  • Carrot dog treats
  • Coconut flour dog treats
  • Turmeric dog treats
  • Tuna dog treats
  • Frozen dog treats
  • Dog treat icing
  • Dog treat cupcakes
  • Dog treat muffins
  • Dog liver treat
  • Holistic dog treats
  • All-natural dog treats
  • Organic dog treats
  • Healthy dog training treats
  • Dehydrated dog treats
  • Safe, non-rawhide dog bones
  • Homemade dog chews
  • Safe chews for puppies
  • Dog treat sticks
  • Dog treat cakes
  • Chicken sticks for dogs
  • Dog entertainment toys
  • Dog treat cookies
  • Dog treat biscuits
  • Dental treats

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Or you can bake custom dog treats for specific dog breeds or with special nutritional requirements, such as:

  • Low-calorie snacks for dogs
  • Dog treats for big dogs
  • Healthy dog treats for puppies
  • Dog treats for Chihuahuas
  • Dog treats for German Shepherds
  • Dog treats for senior dogs
  • Dog treats for small dogs
  • Dog treats for diabetic dogs
  • Glucosamine dog treats
  • Gluten-free dog treats
  • Grain-free dog treat recipes
  • Grain-free dog biscuits
  • Homemade soft dog treats
  • Dog treats for training puppies
  • Anxiety treats for dogs

You can even make a steady income by selling dog treat subscription boxes, dog treat baskets, custom treat boxes, dog birthday treats, Christmas dog treats, Halloween and Easter dog treats, or by offering the delivery of gourmet dog treats wholesale.

Sign up for the Free Dog Treat Bakery Workshop!


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Got dog treat business marketing questions on dog treat business supplies, names for dog treat businesses, taking your business online, and what is the cost to start a dog treat business? Don’t worry, Kristin’s got you covered!

By the way, the program comes with 30 days of FREE access to Diva-Dog Bakery™ Group. The supportive Facebook community will help you get all your questions answered while you launch and grow your new side hustle as a dog-treat bakery side hustle.

Got dog treat marketing questions about taking your dog treat business online or getting tech support for your dog treat websites? Don’t worry — the group has you covered!

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If you have any questions about the Diva Dog Bakery™ course, just head over to the sales page and click the “Support” button in the lower right-hand corner. Kristin and her team are ready to answer any of your questions!


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