Private Field Lessons
Take your training to the next level with a Private Lesson in The Field. We will take you to one of our truffle-producing sites ideal for educational purposes. You will have the opportunity to work on skills that will successfully transition your team from controlled training scenarios to real truffle hunting in the wild!
The forest is an extremely complex environment and each dog responds differently to the variables present in the woods. We design training sessions so you and your dog can have success and a positive reinforcement history while working on precise behaviors, handler skills and your relationship as a working team.
Instructors for Truffle Dog Company focus on building confidence, experience, and teamwork. Our goal is to help you develop into a reliable truffle dog team. Dogs quickly learn the truffle scent and are often capable of locating a wild truffle in a short period of time. One wild truffle is great, but sustained truffle finding is even better! We take you to the next level by working with your dog’s natural abilities and tailoring situations to help them become consistent truffle dogs with a reliable and consistent history.
This Lesson gets you out in the field and experiencing more complex environments and fine-tuning skills needed to excel at truffle hunting in the wild, seeing and visiting actual truffle-producing locations so you can learn more about habitat as well.
This is an advanced-level- fieldwork Lesson.
If you have not taken classes or lessons with us previously, instructor approval is required and/or a mandatory evaluation of your team prior to enrolling. Contact us with questions. For you to get the most out of a field lesson, we recommend you and your dog be able to locate buried truffles in a forested setting up -to 3 inches down with loose dirt, and working for at least 20+ minutes.
Don’t worry if you’re not quite there yet- sign up for a regular private lesson and we’ll get you ready for what you need for the field.
We currently have instructors in Washington with occasional availability in Oregon & California.
Specific time and location of lessons will be determined after purchase and based on the team’s current skill level-During this lesson you’ll learn about habitat, how to find truffles, fine-tune your truffle hunting and handling skills, improve communication with your dog, practice precision alerting, troubleshooting actual situations that come up in the field, and practice finding truffles in real truffle patches.
Private Lessons can be shared, with approval of instructor a maximum of 2 two dog teams total. Private Field Lessons are $259 for 1 dog team, and an additional $75 for the 2nd team. Lessons last approx 1- 1.5 hrs long based on your stage of training.
Book a lesson today!
Advanced purchase required.
Please let us know where you are located. An instructor will contact you to schedule your private lesson. If we are unable to coordinate an appointment time for you with one of our instructors, we will refund your payment in full.
*We understand that circumstances can arise preventing you from keeping your appointment. Please provide 48 hours advance notice for cancellations and rescheduling. No-shows will not be refunded.