NW Truffle Dog Training Methodology
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NW Truffle Dogs employs positive, reward based opportunistic dog training. By creating an encouraging environment and allowing dogs to explore and do what comes naturally to them, we are able to mark and reinforce the behavior that we want. In this case, finding truffles.
Our program starts truffle hunting initiates in a no-lose training environment. The need for coaxing and luring is almost always unnecessary. Through observation, encouragement and good timing, the behaviors we want develop rapidly with minimal intervention from us. Dogs begin to work eagerly and enthusiastically, easing the transition to the distraction fraught real world environment that often results in breakdown.
Canines are natural hunters and dogs are able to discern scents at concentrations 100 million times lower than humans. Truffles emmit a strong fragrance that presents little challenge for our four legged friends, but they need us to help them decide which scent to find and how to tell us when they found it.
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