Searching for ginseng can be a lucrative business. Ginseng typically grows in the eastern part of the United States to the central Midwest. Ginseng is also only found in the northern hemisphere. Other countries around the world grow ginseng, but it is not naturally found in the wild in other places. This makes ginseng a highly sought-after root. If you could teach your dog to find ginseng with you, it could potentially create a lucrative business selling ginseng to restaurants and compounding pharmacies or health food companies. Ginseng is so incredibly sought after, you could train your dog to search for ginseng with you increasing your profits and your availability to find it faster.
To train your dog to find ginseng you will need ginseng root, so he understands what it smells like and what it is. Be prepared to offer him rewards as he guides you to the ginseng plants in your area. Highly successful ginseng searching dogs are trained from puppyhood, so if you are new to this, you may want to consider starting with a puppy, though, it is certainly not required. With a puppy, you will need to begin teaching basic commands so have some toys and extra treats on hand.