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Ayme Truffe - Domaine Bramarel

Truffle Ayme, the delicious truffle of France

The "CAVAGE" in French Or the "Truffle search"


The truffle search is very difficult because it exists no mechanic means that allows to find the truffle and nothing, or quite nothings shows the truffles presence. For this reason mans appeals, among other things, to the dog’s sense of smell.

Dogs only choose the ripe truffles wit hout touching the others.... astonishing.

It is quite symbolic that the dog’s nose ( in French : la truffe du chien) bears confusing similarities to the Tuber Melanosporum. 
This two “truffles” are destined for meeting each other.

Pleasure of "the cavage"

The dog explores the soil against the wind, with its nose on the ground. Suddenly it smells a ripe and perfumed truffle. It does not dig it up but marks the place with its paw. It is his master who digs up very cautiously the black diamond with a little hoe : the “Picolon” Satisfied, the dog accepts a modest compensation that consists of a piece of bread, a fragment of biscuit with the aroma of the truffle that it discovered just before. And the search continues with great enthousiasm and approval.
And the search continues with great enthousiasm and approval.

The training

It is essential to train the dogs.

One training method is to mix the perfume of the truffle with pieces of meat and to bury this mixture deeper and deeper.
The dog has to be taught that, for getting a compensation, it is sufficient to scratch slightly the soil at the place where it discovered the truffle.
Of course there are trainers who are specialized, but at our „domaine“ it is us who train our dogs


For everybody who want to train their dog, we sell bags of frozen truffles 100g (fresh : contact us)

Step 1 :take some truffles to eat to your dog until he loves it.

Step 2 : Your dog loves truffles. Play with your dog: Roll the truffle as a toy. Tell him to bring the truffle. And begin to hide the truffles inside the house (under a rug, a slipper ...), he can eat the truffle found in the house. The first time you hide the truffle, show him what a truffle is and where you've hidden.

Step 3: The dog found all the truffles hidden in the house: he must learn to dig it. Begin to hide the truffle in the ground in a sandbox or in your lawn (subsurface for the first time, then more and more profound maxi.10cm). Stay next to him while encouraging ("search truffle" or "shows the Truffle...: choose a vocabulary that you use each cavage). If it does not find the truffle help him to find it, dig with him if necessary.

Do not let him eat the truffle which is out of the ground. If he does : open his mouth and remove all pieces of truffle and say "NO ! : That is for me." and reward him anyway because he found for you the truffle. Be patient, never get angry (the dog may feel your anger and no longer want to work). If it does take an hour to play with your dog and you calm down. All training is made with the consent of the dog: Never force the animal to work (he must think it's a game).

Make sessions of 10 min separated by at least one hour between each training installation. You can do several times a day. BON COURAGE