Truffle Dog Blog

Truffle hunting comes to you! Tag along on our truffle hunting adventures in the Pacific Northwest and share in the magnificent experience of partnering with animals!

Traditions

It’s one of my favorite things!  This annual tradition we have.  Each year, Mom and Dad take me Christmas tree hunting.  We pile into the car and head out to the u-cut Christmas tree farm to search.  We search for the perfect tree.  The one that calls to us!  I’m the only one who gets to go.  You see, I have a talent for finding special Christmas trees!  I find Christmas trees that also grow truffles! It’s true!  I’ve found truffles on our Christmas tree hunts for several years.  The first time I was uncertain if we were allowed to play this “truffle game” while perusing the farm.  That year was pivotal in my love for truffle hunting.  That year, […]

Just Breathe

Hey everyone! Da Vinci here. I just had to share our latest truffle hunting adventure with you! The forest we went to yesterday looked like another planet! It’s snowing in our neck of the woods and that means truffle hunting gets interesting. Mom took me to one of our usual forests and, to our surprise, there was snow actually covering the forest floor. It’s been an interesting winter! The snow was melting quickly and Mom probably should have been wearing rain pants. My paws were getting cold when we weren’t moving. Her knees must have been freezing! I love snow and thought it was fun to see our usual hunting spot transformed to a bright and shiny forest. It’s usually […]

Foray or Not To Foray?

Just the other day I was contemplating the best way to explain why I don’t guide truffle hunting forays.  I struggled with this because my way is not the only way and what is most important to me, may not be a priority for another hunter.  So, how do I explain my decision without discrediting someone else’s personal choice to guide forays.  You see, with truffle hunting, each team gets to make up the rules for their own process, their own relationship…their own language.  I spent a lot of time contemplating this because I believe in my reasons but I also respect everyone’s right to choose what works for them. Then, as if answering my question for me, MacGyver SHOWED […]

OFFICIAL Truffle Pup

December 11, 2015 MacGyver is an OFFICIAL Truffle Dog! Today was his 10th learning session and it was an awesome one! He found five truffles (not pictured because…he is a puppy)! This boy demands that I operate from a grounded state and with heart-centered action…in anything we do together. I am so proud of this pup and our developing partnership. Our path has been nontraditional and “outside the box”, one of reciprocal learning based on organic conversation, respect, transparency, intuition, and mindful action in the present moment. Dogs are amazing teachers! The newest member of my truffle dog crew in action! This is MacGyver’s first truffle hunt and it was awesomely fun to see how he put all the pieces […]