Developing a Reliable Truffle Dog Team

$89.00

Welcome to the fun and exciting sport of Truffle Hunting!  

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This class will focus on taking the knowledge and skills learned in Introduction to Truffle Hunting and advance your skills further working in more complex environments. You will introduce your dog to new elements and learn skills that will aid in finding real truffles in the wild or on orchards. This course is designed to move beyond foundation work and present real challenges that you will encounter when truffle hunting. Please note that depending on your location, when and where truffles may be found will differ.  Introduction to Truffle Hunting is strongly recommended prior to enrolling in this class.

This course is currently only offered as a stand-alone DIY course. If you are looking for in-person instruction, either in classes or private lessons, we do that too and would be happy to chat with you about what might be right for you. This course is the equivalent of our in-person Intermediate level classes.

Please check the “self-directed” box below to complete your purchase.

 

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Level 2: Developing a Reliable Truffle Dog Team

Welcome back to the fun and exciting sport of  Truffle Hunting!

Do you like truffles? These edible fungi are considered a delicacy in the culinary world. They can be found all over the world… maybe even near you! Take advantage of your dog’s amazing scent abilities and learn about truffle hunting! This is a fun way to boost confidence, develop problem-solving skills, and provide controlled exercise and mental stimulation for your canine.  Whether you are just looking for a new game to play with your dog or your goal is to locate native truffles in the wild or on your orchard, this class will guide you on a fun adventure with your dog.

This class will focus on taking the knowledge and skills learned in Introduction to Truffle Hunting and turn that information and move you out into harder environments, so you can be well on your way to successfully truffle hunting! You will introduce your dog to new elements and environments and learn skills that will aid in finding real truffles in the wild or on an orchard. This course is designed to move beyond foundation work and present real challenges that you will encounter when truffle hunting. Please note that depending on your location, when and where truffles may be found will differ.  Introduction to Truffle Hunting, nosework experience or instructor input is strongly recommended prior to enrolling in this class.

 

Truffle Dog Training Series (DIY):

Level 1: Introduction to Truffle Hunting

Level 2: Developing A Reliable Truffle Dog Team (Intermediate Level)

Level 3: Let’s Go Truffle Hunting: Practical Application and Sustainability (Advanced Level)

 

Registration

When you register for a class, you will receive an email confirmation of your account with Truffle Dog Company. If you do not receive an email, please check your spam folder and add our email: info@truffledogcompany.com to your safe sender list to ensure you receive important electronic communications regarding this course.

Following registration, you will immediately have access to your first lessonchosen course level. Course content is available by clicking on Developing a Reliable Truffle Dog Team under the My Classes menu.

 

Course Structure

 

The program continues where Introduction to Truffle Hunting left off. It begins with an introduction to training in the outdoors while working with your environment and continues with buried hides, proofing for distraction, refining alerts, and transferring behaviors to wild environments.

Objective: By the end of this course most student’s dogs will be able to:

  • Locate truffles in a scent container in the field with limited distractions.
  • Locate the scent source of a truffle buried in a large open area.

Lesson Plan:

Week 1: Review, Basic Outdoor Box

Week 2: Advanced Outdoor Hides, Multiple Targets/ Unknown Hides

Week 3: Buried Hides

Week 4: Basic box/ target in new locations

Week 5: Buried hides in new locations, Buried hides at forest edge, Proofing

Week 6: Refined Alerts, Precise Alerts, Large area hides adverse conditions terrain

Each lesson will include written instructions and video demonstrations for exercises.

You are always welcome to join us in our Facebook Forum Online.

It includes other students, clients, truffle growers from around the world, and our instructors & hunters at Truffle Dog Co, and it’s a great place to learn and ask for information.