Dogs bring a lot of fun and enjoyment into family life. Perhaps this is the reason that nearly 40 percent of all homes in the United States have a dog, and that the world is home to approximately 400 million dogs. Dog owners also know that dogs are fascinating creatures with special talents. One of the most obvious canine talent is their ability to smell. Through smell, dogs will know another dogs gender, mood, or even if he or she is healthy; some dogs can even be trained to locate termites in walls, dangerous gas leaks, or missing people who are submerged in water. Further, dogs are about as intelligent as the typical human toddler, and can learn to understand up to 200 words. Helping to take care of a family dog can also help to teach children responsibility at young age. What is best, perhaps, is seeing the mutual appreciation. A fun way that you and your child can show your dog appreciation is through healthy dog treats made at home. To make it easy to prepare healthy dog treats with your child, there are convenient mixes to make easy dog treats at home. Pre made healthy dog treats mixes include recipes with each package, which provide easy to follow directions on how to make dog treats. Peanut butter dog treats recipes can also satisfy that peanut butter craving that all dogs seem to have. Homemade healthy dog treats use no preservative, no additives, and only natural ingredients. Additionally, there are gluten free and wheat free dog treats recipes for making healthy dog treats with your child.