Today we were delighted to see the new article in Bon Appetit magazine, an interview by writer Michael Park.
We had to chuckle about the reference to “Magic Mushrooms.” While our truffles won’t take you on a psychoactive trip, they will allow your tastebuds to experience the magic that only the aroma of wild Oregon truffle can make.
Still, the provocative title is bound to add to the number of people who want to learn about the making of a truffle dog, and the truffles a good dog like Ilsa can find.
There are many ways to train a truffle dog and one very inexpensive way is to take beginning Nosework classes in your area. Once you and your dog learn some basic foundational scent work skills, it’s easy to make the transition to truffles by introducing the truffle scent to your dog. The majority of truffle dog training involves teaching the human member of the team all about truffles and learning what suitable truffle habitat is.
Dogs love to have jobs and most simply want to please the human they adore. We love to see the partnership between a person and their dog, communicating softly and dancing together in one of the most beautiful forms of foraging there is, that of truffle hunting with a dog. Think about connecting better with your four legged friend and have a purposeful activity to do together. There’s nothing better than taking a lovely hike in the forest with your best friend and finding a potential culinary treat!