Training Books

Below are our favourite dog training books to help with your truffle dog training. If you would like to buy them click on the cover photo or order button and you will be taken to The Book Depository website where you can see the current price and place your order. The Book Depository is the world's leading specialist online bookstore. They offer over 12 million titles, at unbeatable prices with free delivery worldwide to over 100 countries.

Remember for a successful truffle hunting team, both the dog and you need educating. A copy of The Truffle Book or joining us on one of our truffle hunting experience days will help with your truffle education.

The Kingdom of Scent

Help give your dog the key to the kingdom of scent Your dog truly rules when it comes to scenting ability, but you hold the key to allow him to learn how to more fully explore his kingdom. And that key is your willingness to work with him in what dog trainers call nosework exercises and games. While your dog has a wonderful innate ability to scent, nosework will present fun and interesting challenges which will make your dog more physically and mentally fit as well as to help solidify your relationship with your dog. Anne Lill Kvam's The Canine Kingdom of Scent provides you all you need to know in terms of training techniques and tips so that you and your dog can both get all the benefits from doing nosework.

Clicker training for dogs

New to clicker training? then this is a "must read". Learn from this book how training can be FUN, both for you and your dog!"

If you are curious about clicker training and want to give it a try, Getting Started: Clicker Training for Dogs is the place to begin. Karen Pryor's readabale, entertaining chapters introduce you to the why's and how's of clicker training from choosing a treat and timing the click to training a trick. Now in an expanded edition, Getting Started will introduce you to the power of positive training for your new puppy or older dog.

When Pigs Fly

Do you have an impossible dog? Does your dog come when called, heel properly when you go for a walk, and sit quietly when you ask him to? If your answer is a resounding No! then you may think you have an impossible dog, a Pigs Fly dog, one you may think can never be trained. But think again! Most kinds of dogs that people have trouble training (typically Hounds, Terriers, some Northern Breeds) actually have many characteristics that make them quite trainable - they are smart, they are good problem solvers, and they have strong drives to get what they want. If this describes your dog, then it's time to start working with your dog's nature, not against it. The key to training success with these dogs is to figure out what they find rewarding and then use those rewards to get the behavior you want. You'll be amazed at what your bad dog will do when you know how he thinks and what turns him on!