Training dogs to sniff morels, truffles?

Jim Pirko jpirko at
Thu Jun 5 14:33:18 EST 1997

I am sure that you could train a dog (esp. a pointing breed) to locate morels. I have thought about it. 
First problem is that (at least here in Michigan) one is not allowed to 'train' a dog in the field 
from April 1 to July 15. Now, exactly what a conservation office would do if you encountered one is 
open for debate. However, I believe that would be an unlawful act. Check first.

Jeff Potter <jp at> writes: > Is it possible? Easy? I have a dog that tracks well and seems
> very eager to do my bidding. Think maybe I could get her to
> bark and sit when she finds a morel?? :)
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