Good call on not burying them when transitioning to a new odor source- aka the real thing! It’s ok when you are transitioning to help out a bit, especially if Tippet is starting become overly challenge. We want him to succeed!
Working on the edge of the forest is great, and what you’ll be doing this week along with buried hides in these locations, continuing to build confidence in new locations–just make sure you don’t venture very far in yet. Ideally we practice some of the buried hides in Forests we know DO NOT have truffles before we put dogs into an environment that might possibly have them, as we don’t want to confuse them.
But it sounds good!