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Thursday, August 13 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Introduction to Truffle Dog Training

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Chris Ricci will explain the practical steps to becoming a truffle dog/handler team. Nose work is one of the most pleasurable, natural and rewarding activities that dogs can engage in. Their powerful sense of smell can be honed to literally "show us the fungi," particularly truffles, which grow underground and are otherwise undetectable. Without dogs to find truffles, rakers degrade the truffle market, research of Tuber species is stifled, and truffle orchards would not even be possible. Chris will discuss these topics plus general nose work for dogs, truffling equipment, clicker training, considerations in truffle hunting, and nose work resources. He and Daisy, a one-year-old heeler mix, will demonstrate their skills

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Chris Ricci (w. Daisy)

Chris Ricci has offered guided forays for gourmet and medicinal mushrooms in Southwest Colorado since 2010. He is a recognized mushroom identification expert, having foraged fungi across North America and Southern Africa. He makes his own medicinal mushroom extracts and has developed simple, high-yield techniques for growing oyster mushrooms on logs. His most recent endeavor has been training his dog, Daisy, to find fungi with her nose... Read More →

Thursday August 13, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Elks Lodge 472 W Pacific Ave, Telluride, CO 81435

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