But John's wife wasn't tagging along to gather the truffles he hunted.
"I mean Connie can smell a worm in a truffle, and I'm not kidding," John said.
At the age of 18, Connie started losing her vision. She is now legally blind.
"We have a really kind of a neat trio because Connie's got a superhuman nose and so that really helps with this whole thing that we've got going," John said.
John said Connie fine-tuned their dog Chloe to smell only the ripest of truffles.
Nicole Comstock from KVAL News went truffle hunting with the trio for a story set to air on KVAL News at 6 on Thursday, May 2, 2013.