Yellow, now going by the name of: Yellow Bella Gnocchi de Salem’s Truffle Underground, is heading home to Reno, Nevada, with her new family. Here she is at a cafe in Eugene with her new best friend, Ross, showing off her civilization skills. Here’s Yellow teaching Julia how to hold the end of her leash, … More Yellow Heading Home
…and the Results are Adorable. At three weeks, Sophia’s puppies are already famous. We are so honored to be a part of Modern Farmer’s farm dog issue, Fall 2017. Photographer Brown Cannon III did an amazing job capturing the puppies’ little personalities, and the dogs enjoyed posing for him. All the folks at Modern Farmer … More Lagotto Truffle Hunting Puppies Infiltrate a Farming Magazine…
The Lagotto Romagnolo is a water dog, webbed feet and all. These pups are no exception; they even enjoy their baths. Well, all except one. With the temperature reaching nearly 100 degrees last weekend, the kids decided to have a pool party. Here are the highlights:
Now that we’ve established that the truffle target is the greatest thing in the world (besides Mom), the pups are having a little friendly competition to see who gets to it first. The target we are using is a pill bottle with a cotton ball sprinkled with a few drops of truffle oil … More Puppy Gang Truffle Hunt – 14 Weeks
At 13 weeks, Sophia’s pups are learning their leash manners. Here’s a short video of Yellow showing off. Yellow has a particular enthusiasm for leash walking and is giving great attention.
Gnocchi (13 weeks) and her cousin, Uni (15 weeks) are learning to hunt truffles outside. This is Uni’s first time hunting outside and Gnocchi’s first time training at a remote location. We’re keeping it fun and exciting! Both pups are doing a great job, they are becoming fast friends, and will be ready for the … More Baby Games – Truffles
More puppy socialization: https://www.vca.com/news/proper-puppy-socialization/
Great advice for all new puppy parents from The Whole Dog Journal: https://www.whole-dog-journal.com/issues/19_7/features/10-Important-Puppy-Lessons_21488-1.html#.WYCsLi_6_K0.facebook
Puppy Culture I highly recommend this site for an insightful look at early puppyhood development and the early exposures and experiences that influence adult behavior. These insightful books, videos and articles are geared toward breeders and new puppy parents.
Truffle cultivation is a risky business with a potential for big payoffs. Here’s an article about the folks who are striving to take the guesswork out of growing truffles commercially: Eater