Finished Higgins Gundogs Available

We currently have some finished Higgins Gundogs available to the right homes. I held on to these individuals so I could personally socialize and train them. All are from our European imports.

All finished dogs include a membership in the “Higgins Pointer Owners Club”. This membership includes free, annual training hunts and tuneups for both you, as a handler, and your dog.

Please call or e-mail for specifics and additional information.

www.HigginsGundogs.com

Info@HigginsGundogs.com

775-267-7240


Meet & Greet / Handler Seminar

Hi Everyone,
As you may know, I currently have some of my european pointer puppies, as well as some experienced Higgins Gundogs available.
In order to get a feel for what it’s like to hunt and shoot over dogs trained using my unique “Higgins Method” of hunting and handling, I’m putting together an opportunity for those interested, to come out, meet and work with our dogs. You’re invited to learn to handle with me and/or shoot over our experienced dogs. You’ll be involved as we “fly the dogs” with the Higgins Method. Quiet, unhurried, a walk in the park with steady, cooperative dogs. We’ll also be working our young pups on lots of birds in the field. It will be a fun day with like minded people and a lot of great dog work.
Date: January 11, 2020
Cost is $100 per person and includes a catered lunch.
Click on the link below for additional information.


December 2019 Newsletter

Here is a link to our current Newsletter.

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Nigel is Available

Nigel is now available. He is a certified Higgins Gundog from our imported European Pointer lines.

For more information about Nigel and to learn more about the Higgins Method of dog training and handling, please contact us.

http://HigginsGundogs.com

Info@HigginsGundogs.com

775-267-7240

 

 

 

 


Higgins Gundogs: The Art of Wingshooting Over Dogs

Here is the first video in a new series I’ll be producing. This series will concentrate on the handlers responsibilities when wingshooting over dogs using the Higgins Training Method. Most of my videos show the unique talents displayed by the dogs. This new series will show the hunt but include more from the handlers perspective. I hope you enjoy it. Please feel free to comment.


A New Certified Higgins Gundog

Congratulation to our recently certified Higgins Gundog, HGD Griffonpoint X’Bomber and his owner Chad Woods. Chad drove here from Kansas and stayed for four days. It worked out great with Bomber even earning his Higgins Gundog Certification. We worked a total of 65 great flying (and running) Higgins quail. Below is a link to a video I did on our last day of training. In it, Chad is handling and shooting over Bomber.

In order to earn his HGD title, Bomber demonstrated his understanding of our flush/stop cue, stop to flush, steadiness through flush, shot and fall, team stalking (honoring), and a nice natural retrieve on our “hunt dead” cue. As is the mark of a Higgins trained Gundog, he showed more than physical steadiness, he showed a mental steadiness based on free will and trust in the handler.

I’ve included here, a link to the list of Certified Higgins Gundogs and their owners as well as a link to our certification requirements. https://higginsgundogs.com/s…/higgins… https://higginsgundogs.com/higgins-pa…


Upcoming Higgins Gundogs Shooting Clinics

Higgins Shooting Clinic

Brad’s goal in training hunting dogs is to create a calm, effective, synergistic team that works together. He writes blogs and articles often about training and shooting over fine hunting dogs. Over the years, we have worked with all levels of wingshooters. Some grew up with grandparents or parents who hunted and learned to shoot from an early age, and others (seemingly more and more), decide to learn to shoot so they can best enjoy the sublime relationship earned by hunting with a dog. Because Brad’s main interest in training hunting dogs requires a partner who effectively hits birds (at least some of the time), he has decided to offer shooting clinics for all levels of shooters. He has been an upland bird shooter for more than 40 years and has been successfully teaching amateur hunters to shoot for more than 30 years.

Throughout the clinic, he’ll be using the latest technology including lasers and a ShotKam video recorder. This makes it easy for students to learn, understand and practice, first in the classroom and then outside on real clay targets. Brad’s next shooting clinics have been designed to meet the needs of beginning shooters who may or may not own their own gun, or have limited experience with shotguns.

Saturdays July 28, 2018 and August 4, 2018 have been reserved for our upcoming clinics for Lady Shooters. Additionally, Sundays July 29, 2018 and August 4, 2018 are available for one on one private shooting instruction for those in attendance to the previous day’s clinic.

In order to meet each shooter’s needs, Brad has limited each day of the clinic to three shooters.

The schedule follows:

-8:00 AM Coffee, fruit and pastries

-Indoor Instruction and Practice

  • Understanding Gun fit (length of pull, drop at comb, cast on/cast off)
  • Shotgun Disassembly and reassembly
  • Shotgun Cleaning and maintenance
  • Practicing the gun mount and move (using a barrel laser and projected targets)
  • Creating a consistent sight picture (don’t look down the barrel!)
  • Keeping your eyes on the target while mounting the gun in front
  • Forward allowance (trusting the subconscious to apply lead)
  • Eye dominance

-Lunch


-Out to the Field

  • We’ll practice shooting clay targets with a ShotKam video camera (a high-tech training camera) attached to your shotgun. We record each shot so we can then examine your shots sight picture in slow motion.

-Evaluation of ShotKam videos

  • We’ll head back to the classroom so we can watch actual videos (ShotKam) of your shooting and see why you hit or missed the targets.
  • We’ll discuss your strengths and weaknesses and give you advise on what to work on at home.

-Back to the Field

  • Wingshooting demonstrations with Brad, Katy and Reagan. We’ll end the day shooting live birds over finished Higgins Gundogs.

Cost is $200 per shooter.

Please contact Katy for more information on upcoming dates.

Katy Stuehm

Katy@higginsgundogs.com

916-812-8045


Higgins Gundogs Community Page

We will soon have a “Community” page linked to our “Higgins Gundogs” website. It will be similar to a “Groups” page on Facebook. Members can get together, discuss any topics and even search for specific topics of interest. There will be member profile pages too where you can look for other members with similar interests in your area. It will be the best of a blog and a forum. In the meantime, if you would, please use this forum page to keep in touch. I’ll be announcing some upcoming events here soon.


Fully Trained Higgins Gundogs Are Now Available!

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As many of you know, over the last few years I have been building a unique pointer breeding program. From falconry dogs forged on the Moors of northern Scotland to beautiful and talented individuals from the leading kennels in Italy and Denmark, I have been importing those dogs that have the right balance between natural talent, drive, biddability and cooperation. Read more…


Perfect Tom

We are sorry to hear of the recent passing of one of our original Higgins Gundogs. HGD Tom and his owner Andie Mann were always a pleasure to work with and made me proud. They were a great team and will always be remembered with a smile. Keep up the good work Andie and give Jameson a pat for me.

Here is a video from 2013 that include some scenes of Andie handling Perfect Tom.  It doesn’t get any better than this.