Our services include private sessions with owners and their dogs. We also kennel dogs for clients but we do require that the owners be present at a number of the training sessions. Keep in mind, our method is training from the dog’s point of view. You need to learn how to get in his head and how to stay there.
Higgins Hunt & Wingshooting Days
These are one day events where everyone, those with dogs as well as those without, is invited to experience the Higgins method of training, hunting and wingshooting. We’ll hunt/train and shoot birds over Higgins Gundogs. Attendees are encouraged to bring their dogs too for training tips and lots of bird exposure. Part of the day will be spent practicing wingshooting over simulated hunting scenarios. Lunch is also included. Come spend the day with like minded people in a fun, social environment. Give us a call for details.
Clinics & Seminars
We offer a variety of hands-on training clinics and seminars. Join us with a full day with your dog! Learn more about our training clinics »
Wingshooting is defined as the shooting of gamebirds that are flying. It differs significantly from trap shooting, sporting clays, skeet, etc. In wingshooting, the target is accelerating (not decelerating) , you can’t see one first, you can’t call for it, there is no hold point or break point and your stance and foot positions will vary.
We teach a natural, instinctive shooting style that makes wingshooting simple and easy to understand. In a nutshell: Focus on the bird, keep your shoulders square with the bird, mount the gun in front of the bird and pull the trigger when your cheek touches the stock.
Dogs For Sale
We occasionally have puppies, started and trained dogs available.
We have a number of clients that hunt with hawks and falcons. Brad Higgins is an experienced master falconer and can help get your dog tuned up to join the team.
We offer guided hunts on quail, chukar and pheasants in the Lincoln, California area. You’ll be shooting over highly trained, top quality Higgins Gundogs. A number of our clients who have completed training with our method, also offer guiding services. Give us a call. We may have someone in your area.