NW Truffle Dogs - 2013
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Get Your Truffle On!2012 was so great, we decided to do it all over again!!! Interest in training dogs to hunt truffles is on the rise, and it is our aspiration to help every dog achieve their maximum truffle hunting potential. Dog loving foodies can hit the forest, confident that they have all the tools they need to bag this great Northwest culinary treasure. Register for training Here
Featured Students!You can't do much better than being featured in the NY Times! Sasha and Ashleigh do truffle hounds justice while showing this writer how it's done, deep in the rain forests of the Northwest. NY Times - Training Dogs to Find Truffles.
Northwest Pet & Companion FairCome see us at the Northwest Pet & Companion Fair April 13th & 14th, 2013. We will talk truffles and see if your pooch has what it takes. Northwest Pet & Companion Fair
Train On-Line!!!Take our on-line MycoPilot Ground School TM course if you can't make it to the Pacific Northwest for training in-person. This course is adapted for people who are confident in their ability to train their dog and just need the tips and tricks to complete scent coursework. Register Here
Dog TrainingSpring training is starting now, so call or register before spaces fill up. Entry level classes are available and many dogs need no further training to become a successful harvester.
Host a ClinicNW Truffle Dogs has a number of qualified instructors who can conduct a four hour clinic for your mycological group or dog club complete with truffle dog demonstration and dog assessments. Registration is $65 per dog with a minimum of five dogs. Mileage or travel costs may apply for distances greater than 20 miles from the Portland Metro area. Call 503-516-4236 to schedule.
NWTD - 2011
Northwest Truffle Dogs was honored to partner with the Oregon Truffle Festival this year. Four of our trainers provided instruction to 18 dog and handler teams at this years Truffle Dog Training Seminar. See what the buzz was all about in the video below.
Why train your dog to find truffles?
Because Oregon has them! The truffle industry in Oregon is in its infancy, and this delightful natural resource is waiting to be tapped. Aside from using dogs, the only other practical way to harvest these fantastic fungi involves laborious and destructive raking of the top layers of soil from the forest floor. Check out the links page to learn more about this amazing native product and local industry. Contact us for more info!
Our Focus on Scent Training
Because we are in your back yard! That and with 20 years of K9 training experience we are qualified to get your little truffle hunter up and running by fall. Truffle season starts in October and now is the perfect time to get your dog started. A dog can be a big help at any level. Check out these YouTube videos to see these amazing K9's in action.
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