If you’re the kind of person who loves to bake cookies for their dog, throw elaborate parties to celebrate your puppy’s birthday or gotcha-day, and are always on the lookout for fun new pictures to post on their social media account, this trend is for you!
Charcuterie boards for dogs are taking the dog world by storm. Inspired by the French artful way to assemble and serve dried meats, you can treat your furry friend with a cute barkuterie board full of yummy goods. All you need is a cheese board or little tray and a few dog-friendly foods that you can assemble for your pooch.
Besides kibble and dog treats, there are plenty of other foods that are dog-safe and ideal to dress up your barkuterie board. Fruits like strawberries, apples, or cantaloupe add an interesting texture and sweet flavor to your pup’s pallet. You can also dress the board up with a few pieces of cheese or veggies like carrots, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin.
Your canine friend will also love more chewy goods like dog jerky or salmon skin. A splash of peanut butter will make the board last longer as they probably won’t let go until every last bit is licked off!
Make sure to keep the portion sizes small as fruits and veggies contain sugar which is only good in moderation. After all, no treat is worth compromising your dog’s health.
Barkuterie Board Inspiration
Before you head into the kitchen to craft your first barkuterie board, check out these adorable treats for inspiration! A cool place to bring a barkuterie board is out in nature. Whether you meet other dog friends for a picnic in the park or hang out with your dog in the backyard, they will love to snack on the barkuterie boards in between sniffing around the yard and playing fetch.
Barkuterie Board Tags
As you can see from the adorable picture above, there are many fun ways in which you can dress up your barkuterie board for a picture. If you’d like to add a few cute tags, download the printable below. There’s even a customizable tag that you can write your dog’s name on.
Just make sure to remove the tag after the photo session so your dog doesn’t swallow it.