Frankie & Lily

Welcome to Frankie & Lily’s page.

Frankie and Lily

Frankie and Lily are an integral part of our family.  So much so, that we decided to devote a page of our website to them!  Frankie is a Newfoundland and still a puppy – even though she currently weighs 50kg!  Lily is a Labrador and is now six years old.  Following the loss of our two beautiful labradors last year, Lily readily accepted Frankie into our family.


Frankie & Lily's Homemade Training Treats

Making training treats for your dog is not as quick and easy as purchasing them, but they are really simple to make.  More importantly, you can make sure that the ingredients are suitable for your dog if he/she has any allergies or health concerns.  There are no chemical additives or preservatives.  As a bonus, they are cheap to make too.

Frankie and Lily are gluttons, so I also test the recipes on my friends’ dogs.

If you have any concerns about giving your dog homemade treats, please check with your vet first. Take particular care with young puppies. There are some foods that are harmful to dogs but not to people. Most people know that chocolate is dangerous for dogs to consume, but there are others that are not so well known. Make sure that the ingredients do not contain XYLITOL as it is lethal to dogs. Please ensure that the ingredients you use in your homemade dog treats are safe for your dog to consume.
liver cake


A popular and high value reward, ideal as a training treat. should only be given in small quantities.

  • 500g Liver
  • 2 Eggs
  • 50g Oats
  • 1 clove of Garlic
  • Coconut oil – to grease tray
  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC
  2. Line an oven proof dish with foil or greaseproof paper.  Spray this lining lightly with coconut oil
  3. Blitz the oats in a food processor & set aside.
  4. Now blend the liver in a food processor until smooth
  5. Add the eggs to the liver, one at a time, & blitz until smooth
  6. Add the chopped garlic to the mixture & blend
  7. Add the oats gradually
  8. Pour the mixture into the lined dish.
  9. Bake for 20-30 minutes. It should form a bit of a crust & be moist and spongy in the middle
  10. Allow to cool. Then cut into cubes. Can be frozen.
sweet potato dog treats

Sweet Potato Treats

As a training treat I suggest you make these smaller, by placing the mixture in tiny mounds on a baking sheet.

  • 100g Sweet Potato – cooked & mashed
  • 45g Grated Carrot
  • 1 Egg
  • 0.25 tsp Cinnamon
  • 0.25 tsp Ginger
  1. Preheat oven to 175ºC
  2. Lightly grease a mini muffin tin
  3. Mix all the ingredients together
  4. Half fill each muffin section with the mixture
  5. Bake for 20 minutes
  6. Cool in tray for 5 minutes then remove & cool on a wire rack
  7. Store in fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days

Tuna Bakes

Tasty mini morsels ideal as training treats. You can use coconut flour instead of plain flour.

  • 1 Tin of Tuna (in oil)
  • 1 Egg
  • 90g Plain Flour
  • Water to mix
  1. Preheat the oven to 175ºC
  2. Blend the tuna in a food processor
  3. Add the egg and flour
  4. Add sufficient water to make a pancake batter consistency
  5. Pour mixture into an 8″ x 8″ square baking tin
  6. Bake for 15 minutes
  7. Allow to cool and cut into 1cm squares. Can be frozen.

See blog on dog training treats.

Golden Paste

Golden Paste isn’t a training treat, but it is claimed to have so many health benefits for dogs (and humans!) that I had to include it on this page.

The main benefits are:

  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Acts as an antioxidant & it’s believed to be able to prevent cancer
  • Relieves Arthritic pain
  • Helps gastrointestinal disorders
  • It can replaced steroids

For more information click here

Golden Paste

Golden Paste

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  • 65-70g Turmeric
  • 250-500ml Water (use half the amount of water to begin with & add the other half if needed)
  • 70ml coconut Oil
  • 3tsp freshly Ground Black Pepper
  1. Combine the turmeric & water in a small saucepan & bring to the boil.
  2. Reduce the heat & keep the mixture simmering & cook for 7 – 10 minutes
  3. Stir frequently to keep from sticking, & add more water as needed to keep to a paste consistency
  4. Remove from heat & allow to cool until the pan is just warm to touch
  5. Add the oil & pepper and stir thoroughly
  6. Keep in the fridge (2 weeks). Can be frozen.

Golden Paste ready for the fridge & freezer.