DIY Charcuterie Board For Your Dog: Barkuterie Board 101

Bringing Barkuterie Boards to our shop seems like the perfect addition to our dog biscuit cutters. But the big question is how do you build a barkuterie board for a dog? What other food items can your add to a bark board that your pup will enjoy just as much as their homemade treats made with Loki Doki Dog's cookie cutters, while adding variety at the same time?

A board can stimulate a dog's senses with the different tastes, textures and smells, just as a charcuterie board does for humans. Creating a board for a dog really isn't hard, you just have to know where to start.

To help answer and questions of how to DIY your own Barkuterie Board, we brought in a guest blogger & someone who has a knack of building beautiful boards for both humans and dogs.

Her name is Angelina Nicol. She is a dog mom to three fun loving labradors- Bella, Kaia & Finn. The following is her insight and her sharing how to DIY a Barkuterie Board.


Author- Angelina Nicol,

Every dog deserves something special. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, gotcha day, or a Tuesday, creating a barkuterie board is a fun activity for both you and your pup. 

First, pick a theme. Obviously this is optional, but it’s fun. Your theme can be, my dog likes this, or, favorite summer fruits… maybe there’s a holiday coming up, whatever it is, do it, and do it wholeheartedly. Your dog won’t know, but you certainly will and so will the pictures that you post. 

Second, get a variety of foods that your dog can eat. I like to mix it up between dog treats; human food, like fruits and veggies; and things that I’ve made for them, like homemade dog treats or things mixed together and frozen in a mold.

Third, put it together. This is the fun part! The board is an essential part of what makes it barkuterie, and this can’t be overlooked. Select your perfect Loki Doki Dog Barkuterie Board that can be customized + personalized just for your pup, and start putting it together. Odd numbers of things typically work best. If you are going for something visual, think about the colors of the things you are using. There are literally endless ways of putting together a fun board for your pup.  

One of the things I love to do is use my Loki Doki Dog cutters for both homemade dog treats and to cut different dog friendly human foods (cheese, fruit, veggies, and even some dog treats) into fun shapes that take the board to the next level. Remember to limit the amount of treats and extras that your dogs get and always check to make sure they can have what you’re giving them. 

Grab your Loki Dog Dog Barkuterie board and let your pup enjoy!

Three Lab Life’s Barkuterie Favorites

Dog Safe Fruits & Veggies

  • Carrots
  • Watermelon
  • Mango
  • Cantaloupe


  • Homemade treats made with Loki Doki Dog Cutters
  • Bocce Bakery
  • Rex Bites
  • Single/limited ingredient treats 
  • Frozen treats (greek yogurt and spirulina)
  • Frozen banana and peanut butter 


  • Cheese
  • Frozen chicken foot 
  • Quail egg 
  • Pup Cup brand, dog safe whipped cream

We like to shop at our local pet stores for the best treats! We prefer single or limited ingredient treats and the protein treats like bison or duck are our favorites. We also recommend checking out frozen chicken feet or freeze dried treats like duck necks. A board can include anything you want, but remember to modify their regular food when they are getting a lot of treats or extras.