Hi! Sorry for my bad English, hope you understand... I would like to start training my girl to search for truffles. I have a friend who will give me some truffles after he's back from holiday. That friend bought an already trained dog and can't actually give me an advice about how to start. I have asked a local group of truffle hunters about how should I begin her training and they told me that my girl is too old(1,5 years old) and that I should get a baby dog and start training it but still they didn't explain me how could this training start... I rescued her when she was older than 6 months, she knew nothing about obedience and now 10 months later she is as good as(if not better than some) dogs who have been training obedience since they were little puppies. She has very good concentration, she's willing to work and never gets tired or bored during those kind of trainings. She has a pretty good toy drive and I reward her with toys instead of food. I think she's not too old to learn but I don't know how to start with this truffle hunt training. She loves searching for her toys and as I said before, she dosen't lose her concentration even in an area with other dogs running around. She is able to find her hidden toys after searching for them in a large area for 15-20 minutes.
Last edited by dolf; 08-22-2016 at 08:24 AM.