ATC Truffle Dog Boot Camp, Sonoma Jan 2023


Truffle Hunting Dog Workshop/ Bootcamp at Rossi Ranch

Join us for the Truffle Hunting Workshop with American Truffle Company Client Partners at Rossi Ranch in Kenwood, Ca and in Angwin, Ca. The workshop runs Wednesday, Jan 10th through Friday, Jan 12th, 2023. This is a 3-day workshop. There are additional options for private lesson, or sessions on your farm (if local) over the weekend of Jan 13 & 14th.

Only ATC teams will be on the property for this event.

If you are an ATC farmer and would like to attend to observe and learn, but NOT bring your dog (or you don’t have one yet) that is an option too for all 3 days, or a portion thereof. You can purchase that HERE.

Please read the DESCRIPTION BELOW for specific details.

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Wed, Jan 10th

Welcome, All

  • Advanced teams will work on Perigord in the morning while cool(er)– in individual time slots (approx 1-1.5 hr). Advanced teams are done after their sessions.
  • Beginning level teams arrive mid-day to start foundation work and exercises as well as general Handler Prep. (approx. 2-3 hrs overall).

Thursday, Jan 11thh

  • Beginning-level dogs arrive mid-morning and do foundation work (by farmhouse)
  •  Advanced Teams arrive morning on Perigord Farm in Angwin — in individual time slots (approx 1 hr).
  • Break/ lunch at Rossi Ranch (all teams). Advanced teams can drop off dogs at home if desired.
  • The afternoon spent in the Orchard @ Rossi Ranch- Human location skills, practical harvesting, digging it out, how to know your dog has actually found it, how to approach searches (2 hrs)- identifying odor vs interest, other skills, See advanced dogs, etc.
  • Done- Doggy Playtime (done by 4pm)
  • Happy Hour at Rossi Ranch with all ATC farms with Robert & Paul around 4:30/ 5 (exact details to be sent out closer to date).

Friday, Jan 12th

  • Beginning teams work with Victoria up by House (or suitable location)
  • Advanced teams with Aiko & different scenarios approx 1 hr each team (Rossi Ranch)
  • Done by mid-day

Saturday, Jan 13th

  • Possible visit to Lutz Orchard Angwin if truffles are present
    • The optional ability for individual lessons at all stages (please message us if you’d like this)
    • Availability for lessons on your orchard both Saturday & Sunday, and Monday if Local to Napa
Fine Print
$1495 Per Team. If you have multiple dogs, please inform us so we can modify the schedule/adjust pricing for you.  A Team is considered a family unit of 2 people (ex: husband and wife, partners, sisters, two handlers, or manager/ handler from the same farm, etc)- if you have questions please ask us we can clarify. We need the names of everyone attending.
Rossi Ranch is located in Kenwood, Ca. The exact location and directions will be provided closer to the event. 
 In order to participate in this event, you will also need to sign our liability waiver.
*Per the questionnaire, dogs do not need to be crated when not working, but they do need to be under control at all times, so they don’t disrupt working dogs. We will provide specific guidelines closer to the event.
Let us know if you have any food allergies or dietary concerns and we’ll do our best to accommodate, but please let us know what those might be.