Training a truffle dog

Posted by in Fave New Book, Giveaways on Aug 26, 2014

Hunting for precious black truffles is a ancient and fascinating activity in France. The truffle dog, Aurore, is the focus of her own hunt when she goes missing in my new suspense novel, “The Girl in the Empty Dress.” This video explains how dogs are trained. Bonus for French speakers – lots of French!

Thanks to the folks at Viking River Cruises. (Yes I am trying to butter them up to get a cruise!) 🙂 Enjoy.

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  1. Aug 26, 2014

    Fascinating how easily it appears that a dog can be trained to search out truffles!

    • Aug 27, 2014

      I know! I think they make it appear a bit easier than it really is. Otherwise there would be no truffles left!

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