Becoming a Pro

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Certification has been a development that the Dog School is exceptionally proud of. And for good reason.

The training methods uniquely created for the Dog School demand a high standard of doggy good manners so that neither truffles nor the truffle habitat is damaged during harvesting. This is particularly vital in a commercial situation.

Developing simultaneously with the skills of some of our trained dogs, was the growing demand for well trained dogs to work on private land to both check to see if truffles were already growing there or to harvest truffles on known sites.  In several cases, certain dogs were easy to recommend, and thus a special “Advanced” grade was created.

Private land owners requesting dog assistance may rest assured that any dog awarded an Advanced Grade will work carefully and correctly and that their handlers understand that total discretion is required.