This is Sophia. In this video, she is hunting chukar. We caught up with her as she was stalking and handling her birds.
Did a short video in the field today. This was our third session with this pup. Here he is learning that steadiness around birds, not chasing, increases his odds of success. My “alright” cue gives him permission to help me flush the bird if he likes. No chasing until my “hunt dead” (retrieve) cue . He’s coming along nicely.
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.
Here is a short video I did recently of Olive hunting and managing quail. Our hunting style is quiet and unhurried with no commands. I keep the hunts between the dog and the birds. Olive knows that her odds of success (getting the bird in her mouth) increase if she includes me in her hunting strategy. It’s all based on trust and cooperation.
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.
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.
The Art of Dog Training
Reagan and I were in the field this morning working some dogs. Here is Ekahi showing beautiful mental steadiness and good decision making. Signatures of the Higgins Method.
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…
Here is our newest, certified Higgins Gundog Sage, and her owner Ron. We took her from bumping and chasing birds, to steady to wing, shot & fall in three days. In addition, she does a nice aggressive flush/stop on cue, honors another dog’s point and has a nice, gentle retrieve. (The birds used in my training hunts are not wild birds. They are pen raised birds that I have released for training.)