• Steve Bills posted an update in the group HGD Community 3 months ago

    looking forward to getting a pointer to hunt upland birds. I really like the Higgins approach. I worked with Brad a number of years ago in Calif and hope to in the near future

  • Kepa posted an update in the group HGD Community 3 months, 1 week ago

    Kepa (HGD)
    Here is a video of Kepa doing the Higgins Method Flush Stop Cue on wild Valley Quail.The Higgins method is the only one that allows the dog to flush birds on cue, followed by a stop to flush,and no chasing allowed.The transition has been a little tough for Kepa, due to he was originally trained by Brad, where i would go out front to…[Read more]

  • Brad Higgins posted an update in the group HGD Community 3 months, 1 week ago

    Here is one of our black pointer pups learning my flush/stop cue. You’ll see in the video, when she gets in a birdy area and begins to stalk, I physically connect her to me via a clamp on my vest to the checkcord. I do this in part, because I am not only the handler, but also the shooter. I need to help her understand that steadiness is n…[Read more]

  • Jason posted an update in the group HGD Community 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    Mr. Higgins,

    Just wanted to say hi and thanks. I’m new to upland hunting. This was my first season. I’m getting a dog around March/April time frame. I’ve been doing lots of reading and research over the past year about training. None of it made a ton of sense to me until I came across your site yesterday. I’m in Sacramento area, do you still d…[Read more]

    • Hello Jason. I do all of my training in Yerington Nevada. Only about 4 hours away. Keep in touch. When you’re about to get your new pup, give me a call. I have a lot of information about starting a pup out right. Keep in touch here too. We’ll have some good conversations I’m sure.

      • Thanks. I’m excited about getting my pup and learning all I can. I will definitely stay in touch.

  • tomdi posted an update in the group HGD Community 4 months ago

    Just wanted to take a minute to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday and safe and healthy New Year. Please take a minute and say a prayer for our troops that might not be as fortunate as us to be spending this holiday with their families.

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  • Mic Cutler posted an update in the group HGD Community 4 months ago

    Are pigeons good game bird substitutes for chukar for training purposes? I have noticed less intensity from Hunt experience d gun dogs. Is this a common problem? Is it something that should be avoided?

    • Hello Mic,

      No, pigeons are useless. To create a good predator, natural acting prey is a necessity. Case closed. You need to use the best, wild acting birds available and set up natural scenarios. Dogs need to see the training not as “training” but as hunting. Yardwork, launchers, pigeons, whoa barrels, e-collars, whistles, voice commands, hand…[Read more]

      • Great info , Brad. It was my guess but I wanted to confirm it with you. Do you sell chukar and quail? What is the cost per bird? Quantity? Thanks again!


  • Brad Higgins uploaded 2 new Photos to HGD Community 4 months ago

    Had our beautiful and talented import (Denmark), Matresse’s Diva out in the field today. Special thanks to her breeder Jan Espersen.

    Here are a couple of photos. I’ll have some video posted soon of her during a recent partridge hunt.

  • One of our black pointer pups working some chukar. Still have one available to the right home.

  • Kepa posted an update in the group HGD Community 4 months, 1 week ago

    Hunting with Kepa (HGD) 12/9/17
    In this video you will see Kepa stalking a single Valley Quail using all of his Higgins strategies , the deceleration when in birdie areas, dont rush take your time,air and ground scent, and my favorite part of it all is the thinking Higgins Gundog. Conventional trainers will tell you dogs dont think,well when i see…[Read more]

  • Please forgive the not so great picture…I dropped my phone awhile back. This past weekend my pup Griffonpoint X’Bomber really put it together. Steady to wing, shot and fall on this public land pheasant. Due some terrible shooting on my part he was steady to wing, shot and miss on several other birds. I felt terrible for letting him…[Read more]

  • Chad Woods posted an update in the group HGD Community 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    Thanks for taking the time to talk with me this morning about introducing the e-collar properly. I worked with Bomber in 4 different places throughout the process this afternoon. By the end of it I was recalling him from over 100 yards without tapping him. It’s just a start and I will work it into our hunt training. Just wanted to give…[Read more]

  • marc commented on Brad Higgins‘s photo 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    Beautiful and stylish!

  • Here are some photos of Wallace and Des in the field today. Both are from our Basso/Amber breeding. Great steadiness and natural retrieves.

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