Clinics & Seminars

We offer a variety of training and handling options for you and your dog.

Topics covered include:

  • Why our method is unique
  • Understanding how dogs learn
  • Introducing puppies to hunting and the gun
  • Reading your dog and understanding his actions
  • Building a cooperative relationship with your dog
  • The Magic Brushpile

  • The importance of timing and consistency
  • Use of training aids including the checkcord and e-collar
  • Steadiness as a learned behavior (not an obedience command)
  • Handling in the field
  • Fixing problems
  • Natural & trained retrieve

Dog/Owner Training Days

These are days set aside for current Higgins Gundog clients. Others are invited to bring their dogs and join us for a day of training. It is generally limited to four dogs and their owners. All dogs and owners get personal attention that can include gun dog and owner evaluations, dog tuneups, steadiness training, handling, hunting over steady dogs and shooting instruction.

2014 Dog/Owner Training Days

Date Event Location
 April 19, 2014 Dog/Owner Training Day Lincoln, CA (view map) More Info
 May 10, 2014 Dog/Owner Training Day Lincoln, CA (view map) More Info
 June 21, 2014 Dog Owner Training Day Lincoln, CA (view map) More Info