• Reagan Olivares posted an update in the group HGD Community 1 day, 14 hours ago

    If you follow the Higgins Method you have heard, or in his writings Brad mention the Circle of Death strategy. If you never heard or seen it happen then here is a video of Kepa and Ekahi demonstrating this strategy on Valley Quail.

    The pack doing the circle of death, this is the same strategy (surrounding the prey)…[Read more]

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

    Great month and more too come

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

    (HGD) Kepa doing a great job managing a covey of Quail

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

    (HGD) Ekahi doing a great job managing a running single

  • Reagan Olivares posted an update in the group HGD Community 1 week, 3 days ago

    This video shows the pack on point, as I approach part of the covey flushed before the set up and both dogs remain steady to the flush. As I start my approach again Kepa remains on point which tells me that there are more birds holding, as you will see Ekahi loosens up a bit but does not leave and looks like she is…[Read more]

  • Reagan Olivares posted an update in the group HGD Community 1 week, 5 days ago

    Kepa and Ekahi managing a covey of Valley Quail.
    For me I use the Higgins Method because it allows the dog too manage the bird instead of stopping at first scent, it also allows the dogs working in a brace the freewill too figure out how too work as a team, and trust each others strategy in order to achieve success…[Read more]

  • Reagan Olivares posted an update in the group HGD Community 2 weeks ago

    Kepa and Ekahi 11-9-19 Valley Quail
    Highlight video of the day

  • Reagan Olivares posted an update in the group HGD Community 2 weeks ago

    (HGD)Kepa and Ekahi, working a brace on Valley Quail using the Higgins Method.
    You will see 2 clips. The first clip shows Kepa on point, as I approach you will see Ekahi come out from the thickets she turns the corner sees Kepa and stops. We were unable to get a shot on the bird but the dog work was great. I put this…[Read more]

  • Reagan Olivares posted an update in the group HGD Community 1 month, 1 week ago

    https://youtu.be/L6oTaWgH3cA

    (HGD) Ekahi, Valley Quail, 10-27-19

    This video shows Ekahi managing a covey of Valley Quail

    For me, I use the Higgins Method which allows the dog freedom to manage running birds, not stop at first scent, but decelerate and be stealthy so you don’t flush the birds before the set up. The Higgins Method calls this the…[Read more]

  • Reagan Olivares posted an update in the group HGD Community 1 month, 1 week ago

    (HGD) Ekahi, Valley Quail, 10-27-19
    This video shows Ekahi doing a beautiful stop too flush on a wild flush, then waits for the hunt dead release, and is rewarded with a bird in the mouth for not chasing.

  • Brad Higgins posted an update in the group HGD Community 3 months, 3 weeks ago


    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

  • Brad Higgins posted an update in the group HGD Community 5 months ago


    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 h…[Read more]

  • Brad Higgins posted an update in the group HGD Community 5 months, 4 weeks ago


    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.

  • Brad Higgins posted an update in the group HGD Community 6 months ago


    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…[Read more]

  • Reagan Olivares posted an update in the group HGD Community 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    (HGD) Kepa and Ekahi, demonstrating steadiness and energy management until released using the Higgins method.

    Steadiness is a strategy, not an obedience command from the dogs point of view , energy management (dog and handler) is the prelude to steadiness , which leads to success (bird in the mouth) from the dogs…[Read more]

  • Brad Higgins posted an update in the group HGD Community 7 months, 3 weeks ago

    Learning the Higgins Method. First, Forget Everything You Know

    Been working on the upcoming book, The Higgins Method. Here are some thoughts taken from various chapters on the differences between my method and conventional, obedience based training methods. You’ll find that many things are opposite of conventional obedience training.

    (1) I…[Read more]

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