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WTDN 13: Your Dog Just Found Her First Real Truffle! Now What?

Welcome to National Podcast Post Month! November is National Podcast Post Month. I'll be posting short podcast episodes daily for the month of November. At the end of 30 days with 30 podcasts, I'll decide which episodes to leave up and which ones to remove.  Be sure to share your favorites so I know which ones you love. In This Episode: In this episode, I share some advice for working with your dog after your team finds their first real truffle. Get in touch! Have a question for me? I'd love to hear from you! Ask me your question using the hashtag #AskWhatTheDogNose on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Because a podcast is a one-sided conversation, I encourage you to join my Facebook group, What The Dog Nose, to participate in discussions. Other places you can find me: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Thank you for spending time with me here! ~ Kristin
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WTDN 12: When to Cancel Your Truffle Hunt

Welcome to National Podcast Post Month! November is National Podcast Post Month. I'll be posting short podcast episodes daily for the month of November. At the end of 30 days with 30 podcasts, I'll decide which episodes to leave up and which ones to remove.  Be sure to share your favorites so I know which ones you love. In This Episode: In this episode, I'll explain how I make the decision to cancel a truffle hunt. Get in touch! Have a question for me? I'd love to hear from you! Ask me your question using the hashtag #AskWhatTheDogNose on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Because a podcast is a one-sided conversation, I encourage you to join my Facebook group, What The Dog Nose, to participate in discussions. Other places you can find me: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Thank you for spending time with me here! ~ Kristin
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WTDN 11: When to Walk Away from a Truffle Hole

Welcome to National Podcast Post Month! November is National Podcast Post Month. I'll be posting short podcast episodes daily for the month of November. At the end of 30 days with 30 podcasts, I'll decide which episodes to leave up and which ones to remove.  Be sure to share your favorites so I know which ones you love. In This Episode: Learn how to decide when to stop searching for a truffle and move on. Get in touch! Have a question for me? I'd love to hear from you! Ask me your question using the hashtag #AskWhatTheDogNose on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Because a podcast is a one-sided conversation, I encourage you to join my Facebook group, What The Dog Nose, to participate in discussions. Other places you can find me: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Thank you for spending time with me here! ~ Kristin
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WTDN 10: How to Decide Between Private Truffle Hunting Lessons and Group Classes

Welcome to National Podcast Post Month! November is National Podcast Post Month. I'll be posting short podcast episodes daily for the month of November. At the end of 30 days with 30 podcasts, I'll decide which episodes to leave up and which ones to remove.  Be sure to share your favorites so I know which ones you love. In This Episode: In this episode, I'll help you decide if private truffle hunting lessons or group classes are best for you and your dog. Get in touch! Have a question for me? I'd love to hear from you! Ask me your question using the hashtag #AskWhatTheDogNose on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Because a podcast is a one-sided conversation, I encourage you to join my Facebook group, What The Dog Nose, to participate in discussions. Other places you can find me: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Thank you for spending time with me here! ~ Kristin
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WTDN 9: Truffles in The House

Welcome to National Podcast Post Month! November is National Podcast Post Month. I'll be posting short podcast episodes daily for the month of November. At the end of 30 days with 30 podcasts, I'll decide which episodes to leave up and which ones to remove.  Be sure to share your favorites so I know which ones you love. In This Episode: In this episode, I share some practical tips for supporting your dog when you have truffles in the house. Get in touch! Have a question for me? I'd love to hear from you! Ask me your question using the hashtag #AskWhatTheDogNose on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Because a podcast is a one-sided conversation, I encourage you to join my Facebook group, What The Dog Nose, to participate in discussions. Other places you can find me: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Thank you for spending time with me here! ~ Kristin
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WTDN 8: How to Choose Truffle Hunting Gear for Your Dog

Welcome to National Podcast Post Month! November is National Podcast Post Month. I'll be posting short podcast episodes daily for the month of November. At the end of 30 days with 30 podcasts, I'll decide which episodes to leave up and which ones to remove.  Be sure to share your favorites so I know which ones you love. In This Episode: In this episode, I'll share tips for deciding what truffle hunting gear is best for your dog.  To learn more about context cues for truffle hunting, visit Episode 2. Get in touch! Have a question for me? I'd love to hear from you! Ask me your question using the hashtag #AskWhatTheDogNose on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Because a podcast is a one-sided conversation, I encourage you to join my Facebook group, What The Dog Nose, to participate in discussions. Other places you can find me: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Thank you for spending time with me here! ~ Kristin
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WTDN 7: How to Support a Backyard Digger in Becoming a Truffle Dog.

Welcome to National Podcast Post Month! November is National Podcast Post Month. I'll be posting short podcast episodes daily for the month of November. At the end of 30 days with 30 podcasts, I'll decide which episodes to leave up and which ones to remove.  Be sure to share your favorites so I know which ones you love. In This Episode: Some dogs really enjoy digging!  In this episode, I will share how I use a dog's natural desire to dig as a foundation for a future in truffle hunting. Get in touch! Have a question for me? I'd love to hear from you! Ask me your question using the hashtag #AskWhatTheDogNose on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Because a podcast is a one-sided conversation, I encourage you to join my Facebook group, What The Dog Nose, to participate in discussions. Other places you can find me: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Thank you for spending time with me here! ~ Kristin
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WTDN 6: Truffle Hunting Dogs Don’t Always Dig

Welcome to National Podcast Post Month! November is National Podcast Post Month. I'll be posting short podcast episodes daily for the month of November. At the end of 30 days with 30 podcasts, I'll decide which episodes to leave up and which ones to remove.  Be sure to share your favorites so I know which ones you love. In This Episode: In this episode, I will explain how a dog who doesn't dig can be an exceptional truffle dog. Get in touch! Have a question for me? I'd love to hear from you! Ask me your question using the hashtag #AskWhatTheDogNose on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Because a podcast is a one-sided conversation, I encourage you to join my Facebook group, What The Dog Nose, to participate in discussions. Other places you can find me: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Thank you for spending time with me here! ~ Kristin
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WTDN 5: Dogs Can Learn to Discern Ripeness of Truffles

Welcome to National Podcast Post Month! November is National Podcast Post Month. I'll be posting short podcast episodes daily for the month of November. At the end of 30 days with 30 podcasts, I'll decide which episodes to leave up and which ones to remove.  Be sure to share your favorites so I know which ones you love. In This Episode: In this episode, I'll share with you an experience I had learning to understand a new behavior my dog was using to communicate with me. Get in touch! Have a question for me? I'd love to hear from you! Ask me your question using the hashtag #AskWhatTheDogNose on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Because a podcast is a one-sided conversation, I encourage you to join my Facebook group, What The Dog Nose, to participate in discussions. Other places you can find me: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Thank you for spending time with me here! ~ Kristin
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WTDN 4: Training with Real Truffles Vs. Truffle Oil

Welcome to National Podcast Post Month! November is National Podcast Post Month. I'll be posting short podcast episodes daily for the month of November. At the end of 30 days with 30 podcasts, I'll decide which episodes to leave up and which ones to remove.  Be sure to share your favorites so I know which ones you love. In This Episode: In this episode, I explain one of the reasons I recommend teaching your dog to hunt truffles by using real whole truffles. Get in touch! Have a question for me? I'd love to hear from you! Ask me your question using the hashtag #AskWhatTheDogNose on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Because a podcast is a one-sided conversation, I encourage you to join my Facebook group, What The Dog Nose, to participate in discussions. Other places you can find me: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Thank you for spending time with me here! ~ Kristin
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WTDN 3: Masterclass Lesson 1 – Find it! The Sniffer Dog Foundation Game

Welcome to episode 3 of What The Dog Nose! In this Masterclass series, I will share with you my entire truffle dog training curriculum from start to finish.  To get started, we will dive into the importance of teaching a basic sniffer dog game as the foundation for your truffle hunting adventure with your dog. I believe this process provides the simplest path for you, the handler, and the most meaningful learning environment for your dog.  In this episode I'll talk about: The basic sniffer dog game My process and why it works How you can get started with your dog right away Sniffer dog games and truffle hunting are fun and enriching activities anyone can do with their dog. Learn the foundation for teaching your dog to find anything you want and then learn how I specifically transfer that foundation to successful truffle hunting. Games & Observations Take advantage of the free Sniffer Dog Challenge Lessons by joining my Facebook group, What The Dog Nose, and saying "yes" to the challenge!  You will receive daily lessons by email and will be able to participate in corresponding group activities where you will get feedback from me. Want to review a specific
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WTDN 2: The Importance of Context in Truffle Dog Training

Welcome to episode 2 of What The Dog Nose! One of the first topics I discuss with new clients is context. Context informs a dog about what is happening next. In this episode I'll talk about: What is context Why is it important How you can apply what you learn Context is incredibly important to our dogs. When we understand the role context plays in our dogs' lives, we can choose to use those context cues to our advantage by informing our dogs about what is about to happen. The more information we can give our dogs, the more success we will enjoy in any activity with our dogs. Context gives our dogs the ability to make predictions about what is coming. Games & Observations It's time to apply what you learned about context! Consider two scenarios that seem relatively similar to you but elicit very different responses from your dog. In my example, I used car rides to different destinations. You can choose anything. First, identify the conditions that those two scenarios have in common. Next, identify the conditions that are different and consider what those combinations of conditions mean to your dog. Now you have some clues into
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