Your visit will start with a meet and great with our dogs Mila the Truffle Huntress and her hunting partner Panettone (Tonne). They will search for the winter black Périgord truffle, one of the worlds rarest gastronomic joys, as you learn about the interaction between hunter and handler. These cues, clues and alerts that will provide the ground work of the skills that we will share with you and your dog during your visit at Tesoro Mio. Our positive reinforcement training focuses upon reward based methods; to include clicker training, verbal reward markers and toy based motivation. This play based program will strengthen the bond between you and your dog while building confidence.
The hands on training will take place in workshop environment with a focus on your teams goals from recreational and fun to professional and profitable. We will start with basic Truffle scent training and move towards hunting in the orchard based upon ability and drive. We will teach you how to teach your dog to imprint scent and name objects. Once mastered we will move on to basic box work, alerts and hides with the objective of transitioning to the Truffle Orchard. We use real truffle scent and offer training kits to help you continue your progress. Beginning, Intermediate, advanced private class are available upon request.