My biggest secret to dog training....

Chicken Soup!

That's right.  I swear by soup for all the dogs but especially the new dogs arriving for training who are living with us. There's nothing more comforting than a warm bowl of soup at bedtime or anytime. It'll get even the most anxious dogs to calm down when they hear their neighbors in the kennels lapping away! 

The taste tester of this week's dog soup is Chunky. I think she'd give it two thumb's up if she had thumbs...

For the dogs: Chicken legs (on sale this week), carrots, celery, turmeric, quinoa.

For us: Chicken legs, carrots, broad white egg noodles.

Remove as much fat as you can from the chicken.  Add four large legs to a pot with 5 celery stalks and 5 carrots. Cover with water and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for a few hours until the chicken falls off the bone.  Add water as needed.  

Remove the chicken from the pot and separate it from the bones. Use two bowls and be sure to hide those bones from the dogs. Cooked chicken bones splinter and cause choking.

Strain all the broth into a new pot for the humans. This will ensure all bones are gone at the same time.

Divide out the chicken and broth between the two pots. Add the carrots and celery back to the dog pot along with turmeric and quinoa.  Bring to a boil, cover and simmer until quinoa is cooked. Puree and enjoy!

Add broad egg noodles to your soup and boil until tender.

This can be used as a dry food topper but I prefer to save it for a bedtime dog snack.  Everyone potties as a pack, returns to the kennel room for a bowl of soup and then lights out.  Zzzzzz.....