Private (Truffiere) Foundation Lessons


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At Truffle Dog Company we teach dogs to find truffles recreationally, but also work with orchard owners worldwide and train dogs for professional-level of harvesting on plantation settings (these are specifically planted with European species of truffles).

Private Truffiere-focused lessons are available for students of all levels and will be conducted in the setting determined most appropriate for the team’s current skill level. As many of our clients are located outside the PNW, we hold the foundation levels of training for Truffiere Training on Zoom, focusing on certain skills that are necessary for success on Truffle Orchards. These are followed up with in-person lessons, at the advanced stages, in conjunction with Zoom learning, when possible, on your Orchard, or on one we have access to. Advanced stages of training may require travel.

Truffieres and Truffle Orchards are complex environments. Different applications and protocols are implemented in training than in Wild hunting. While both disciplines are similar there are specifics to each that require different tactics and learning scenarios. This course and these lessons are modified from wild hunting to be relevant implementation on truffle Orchards.

As part of these lessons if you purchase a package (contact us) you will also receive access to your own online classroom with specifics relevant to Orchard Hunting, videos from our other classes, and specific lessons and coursework for Truffiere related hunting. 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.

Private Lessons can be a maximum of 2 handlers, two dogs total (with an Additional fee $25 for the second dog) and only one dog is worked at a time for maximum learning potential.

Book a lesson today!

$165/ hour. Advanced purchase required. You may select the number of hours you wish to purchase by using the “+/-” button below.

Please select your instructor’s location and indicate your availability for a lesson in the following form. An instructor will contact you within 3 business days 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.

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