Organic Treat Maker Career Profile

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UPDATED: 4 May 2023


What is an Organic Treat Maker?

An organic treat maker creates delicious recipes and treats for mostly pets to eat. The ingredients of the treats are natural and may include items such as honey, seeds, peanut butter, pumpkin and other fruits.

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If you are looking for a career where you can make the treats and sell them in your own bakery, then you might be interested in the Pet Bakery Owner career.

The two careers are almost the same, except that in the Organic Treat Maker the person creates the treats and sells them to individuals directly, or to shops and bakeries. A Bakery Owner already has a place with the machines on site where the treats are made and sold directly to the public.

Career Categories

The Organic Treat Maker career can be found within the following OZT career categories:

  • Health
  • Business


The first dog bakery, Famous Fido, opened in 1979 on Chicago, Illinois

Famous Ingredients?

Two of the most used ingredients in animal treats are pumpkin and peanut butter

What does an Organic Treat Maker do?

Groups of animals an Organic Treat Maker works with

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What is the level of Interaction with the Animals?

With who does an Organic Treat Maker work?

Besides working with all of the animals, Organic Treat Makers will need to interact with other people while doing their daily tasks. The people might include fellow staff members or the public.

Fellow staff might include:

  • Supervisors/Managers

What does an Organic Treat Maker focus on?

The main focus of an organic treat maker is to produce quality pet treats with an added flair of design and appeal to both pets and their owners, which are then sold directly to customers, or indirectly via a shop or bakery.

What are the daily tasks of an Organic Treat Maker?

  • talk with suppliers
  • design the treats according to recipes and shape
  • prepare the mixture
  • bake treats
  • design and produce branded packaging
  • ensure registration is in place
  • discuss budget with bookkeeper
  • manage marketing campaign
  • talk with prospective buyers

Working conditions of an Organic Treat Maker?

Where does an Organic Treat Maker work?


Organic Treat Makers work mostly from their own homes and spend their time creating the treats in the kitchen.

Places of Employment –

Organic Treat Makers are self-employed. 

What is the average annual salary of an Organic Treat Maker work?

The average yearly income for organic treat makers in the US is around $50,000 per year, but there are some business owners that make far more. The income will be determined by many factors, including quality of the treats, and whether they secure contracts to sell to large retail shops or bakeries.

What kind of difficulties can an Organic Treat Maker face?

Entry treat makers do not make a huge amount of money as most of the costs need to be covered. Running a business means dealing with bills that need to be payed, and means long hours and working over holidays.

​Future growth and Possibilities

​​The concept of producing various animal treats is growing steadily around the world. In some countries the concept is still new and could be a great opportunity to get into the market. The pet industry keeps on expanding and as the amount of pet owners grow, so will their need to buy products for their pets. Most treat makers focus on dogs, but baking treats for other pets is big business! In fact, the pet food and treat market in the USA alone saw over US36 billion in sales for 2019.

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Which Skills are required by an Organic Treat Maker?

The skills required for a career as an organic treat maker can be divided into two very important groups. The first is the group containing life skills, which are the core skills that are necessary or desirable for full participation in everyday life. The second group is career skills, or the specific skills required to allow a person to enter and operate effectively within a specific career. Some or maybe even all of the life skills can assist in strengthening the career skills, and they might even be the same for specific careers.

Life Skills

  • Self-awareness
  • Empathy
  • Critical thinking
  • Creative thinking
  • Decision making
  • Problem Solving
  • Effective communication
  • Interpersonal relationship
Life Skills

Career Skills

  • ​Good business knowledge
  • Good baking skills
  • Basic customer service skills
  • Good health and physical fitness
  • Good computer literacy (business software)
Career Skills

Which Subjects must I have at School to help prepare for this career?

The subjects you choose at school are important as they lay the foundation for further studies at college or university. While still at school, it’s also important to learn more about the animals you will work with, as well as gain some experience.

OZT has a list of various tertiary institutions where you can study further, after school. Each of these institutions also have their own Group page on OZT where you will find the exact subjects they require of you to have passed in school. Keep these requirements in mind, and discuss it with your school, guidance counselor and parents to ensure that you are prepared!

What will I need to Study to become an Organic Treat Maker?

Minimum Requirements

There is no minimum requirements to become an Organic Treat Maker, although a High School Certificate would be beneficial to prepare you to deal with setting up a business, dealing with costs and basic marketing techniques.

Study Focus

It is important that you learn as much as you can about which kinds of foods are best for different breeds of pets before you think about starting a treat making business. Short Courses in cat or dog health, business setup and marketing are recommended.

Study Duration

The duration of Short Courses can be between a few hours (online) to a few months.

Possible Career Preparation Paths

If this is your dream career that you want to pursue, then it’s important to plan the way forward.

Why is planning important?

​To ensure that you understand the requirements for your career, and that you are always prepared for the next step on the road towards your dream. A Preparation Path is like your road map to where you want to be.

Possible Paths:

Possible Combined Career Paths

It is possible to sometimes combine two or more related careers. This normally happens when you study and practice a specific main career, but the knowledge and experience gained also help you to have a paying hobby or secondary income career.

Possible Alternatives (there are a lot more):

Stepping Stone Career

Being an organic treat maker can also be used as a stepping stone career. A stepping stone career is one which is used to help you get to another career, normally because the other career is too difficult to reach (sometimes due to things like high fees etc).

You can begin as a baker from home after basic short courses and expert guidance (maybe working under a mentor). The money made can then be used to pay for studies towards a promotion or another career, and the experience helps in gaining knowledge. One paying to help get to the other.

Some of the possible paths:

Training and apprenticeship

Even though it is important to study to get into some of the animal careers, most of the skills you will need as a treat maker will be acquired through practice. This means that you will learn how to perform some of the daily tasks by actually doing it a few times and learning the steps.

Join the Organic Treat Makers Group in STEP 8 to learn more and even interact with the educational institutions that will help you secure your dream career!

Average level of education of people entering the career:

High School Certificate 0%
Diploma or Short Courses 0%
Degree or Higher Studies 0%

Licenses, Certificate, Registration and Professional Associations

Certain animal careers require some form of legal certification to prove that you can indeed do the work, and work with the necessary equipment.

Certifications may help workers establish their credentials and enhance their skills, as well as give them the legal protection to operate a business from home.

Learn more about requirements by joining OZT Community.

Professional Associations

Where can I study further?

All of the above information will help you understand more about the Career, including the fact that there are different paths to take to reach it. But if you are almost done with High School (Grades 11 or 12), you also need to start thinking about further studies, and WHERE you will study.

See the List of Universities, Colleges and Online Training Academies who offer courses towards baking and pet nutrition.

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