In Animal Science class, students were introduced to the fundamentals of responsible pet care, including essential care, shelter, nutrition and health, and socialization. As a hands-on component of their lesson, they created homemade dog treats. Working together in pods of three or four students, they combined base ingredients (eggs, wheat flour, and water), along with a variety of optional add-ins of their choosing, such as applesauce, shredded carrots, peanut butter, bacon bits, sodium-free broth, and cream cheese. They carefully rolled out the dough and used cookie cutters to shape the treats. Each group cut approximately seven treats. The students labeled the treats, and in the next phase of the project, they took a sample of all the treats home to determine their dogs' preferences. The class then evaluated which treat varieties were the most preferred by their dogs.