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

    Hunting with Kepa (Higgins Gundog’s)
    2016-2017 Season Highlights

  • Kepa posted an update in the group HGD Community 3 weeks, 5 days ago

    Hunting with Kepa (Higgins Gundogs)
    The Higgins Method – The Stop to Flush Strategy, why and how it works, demonstated by Kepa on Valley Quail in the following video.

    By Reagan Olivares
    Aloha and Happy Hunting

  • Kepa posted an update in the group HGD Community 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Hunting with Kepa , Higgins Gun Dogs

    The Higgins Method is a steadiness strategy based on trust. Not obedience, e-collars, or whoa commands. Kepa demonstrates some intense mental steadiness to wing, shot, and fall on wild valley quail. Mental steadiness at this level can only be achieved by leaving the dog alone and trusting that he or she knows how to handle the situation. When a Higgins Gundog needs your help, it will ask for it. Then, you go and you do everything in your power to get that bird in his or her mouth. This is how a great hunting partnership between you and your dog is started.

    Trust is a two way street. Be sure you show your dog that he or she can trust that you will do the right things to get that bird in his or her mouth. The dog will give you everything he or she has every time you go in the field . Aloha

    By – Reagan Olivares
    Happy Hunting to all Higgins Gun Dogs

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

    Hunting with Kepa ( Higgins Gun Dog ) 2016 – 2017 Season Highlights

    We had a great season , harvested a total of 126 birds and shot over a case of shells , all praise goes to my Higgins Gun Dog Kepa , i could not have done it without him . And thanks to Brad Higgins for his unique method that made Kepa and I such great hunting partners .
    Aloha and Happy Hunting

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

    Hunting with Kepa ( Higgins Gun Dog )
    Here is Kepa doing a beautiful Flush / Stop on a hunt we did on 12/28/16. In the video you will see Kepa pointing a single wild Valley Quail , as i approach within shooting range you will hear me give Kepa the ok cue , at this point Kepa is free to do whatever he is thinking , he can flush it , relocate , or not even move , in this situation Kepa decides to go right in with an aggressive flush and stops on the flush , i take the shot and Kepa goes on the fall for the retrieve The Higgins method is the only method that allows the dog to flush the bird on cue , followed by a stop to flush and no chasing , this is what Brad refers to as the Flush / Stop . What we have seen and learned from the dogs , the Flush / Stop strategy actually makes the dogs even more steady , yes i am saying , letting your dog flush birds makes them more steady ,and you get a level of trust that you can only get from a Higgins Gun Dog . This is the only way i will have my dogs trained after doing this for over 40 years the flush / stop is one of the best strategies i have ever seen and experienced .

    By – Reagan Olivares

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

    Kepa ended the season with some great dog work and a limit . Trust your Higgins Gun Dog and you can have some awesome hunts just like this one . Happy Hunting

    By Reagan Olivares

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