I Dont Think My Dog Can Learn Some dogs take to truffle training straight away but these very good boys are the exception rather than the rule. The majority of dogs will run into one or more problems while they are in the learning stage. These issues will cause many would-be hunters to consider throwing […]
Once your dog can find the truffles that you hide around the house, you can move the game outdoors. Find an enclosed area where the dog will be safe – your garden will do fine (provided there is soil as you will be burying the truffles). Before you start, give the dog a chance […]
Although you can certainly teach older dogs to find truffles, the early you begin training the better. I always try to get the young dog used to the smell of truffles very quickly. More importantly I want the connection between that smell and the reward of delicious food imprinted on the dog’s developing brain. This […]
Here in Europe, new hunters tend to start out looking for black truffles. Once they achieve this, after their initial delight, their thoughts then quickly turn to the prize amongst truffle – the precious white winter or tuber magnatum. Novices are anxious to learn if their dog can locate the valuable white truffles given that […]
Every sector has its secrets but none more so than the truffle industry which is entirely founded on secrecy. This video, the first in a two part series, looks at the very secret life of the truffle hunter.
There are two factors which are more important than the actual breed of the truffle dog. The first is the dog’s temperament and the second is the hunter. As dog and hunter work together as a team, it is vital that the two are well suited to one another….