• Brad Higgins posted an update in the group HGD Community 1 day, 1 hour 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

  • 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, […]

  • Brad Higgins posted an update in the group HGD Community 1 month, 1 week 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]

  • 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 […]

    https://youtu.be/7OHfwS26TV0

  • Brad Higgins posted an update in the group HGD Community 2 months 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.

  • 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 2 months 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 2 months, 1 week 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]

  • 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 […]

  • Brad Higgins posted an update in the group HGD Community 4 months 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]

  • 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 […]

  • Brad Higgins posted an update in the group HGD Community 4 months, 2 weeks ago


    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.

  • 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 […]

  • Brad Higgins posted an update in the group HGD Community 4 months, 2 weeks ago


    This is a short clip of some work Reagan and I did this morning with a client and his pup. Here, I’m starting the steadiness process, showing the dog a new, successful hunting strategy that includes the shooter. Before coming here, the owner had done some retrieve work (force fetch) and taken the dog on a few hunts.…[Read more]

  • This is a short clip of some work Reagan and I did this morning with a client and his pup. Here, I’m starting the steadiness process, showing the dog a new, successful hunting strategy that includes the shooter. […]

  • Brad Higgins posted an update in the group HGD Community 6 months, 1 week ago


    Here is one of our black pointer pups, Olive, in the field today during one of our training hunts. Here, she finds a bird and waits for us to catch up. Once we arrive, I get the shooter (Reagan) in place and give Oliver her Flush/Stop cue. She did her beautiful aggressive flush to present the bird to the guns, but the…[Read more]

  • Here is one of our black pointer pups, Olive, in the field today during one of our training hunts. Here, she finds a bird and waits for us to catch up. Once we arrive, I get the shooter (Reagan) in place and give […]

  • Brad Higgins uploaded 1 new Video to HGD Community 7 months ago

    Here is a young Griffon learning that bird management (stalking) is a necessary and successful strategy. The video starts after the dog scented the bird and pointed. Now the bird has moved off. The dog is learning that to get the bird to stop, it must keep in touch with the bird but not flush it. If the dog does not stalk (too little pressure),…[Read more]

  • VIDEO: Griff Stalk

    Here is a young Griffon learning that bird management (stalking) is a necessary and successful strategy. The video starts after the dog scented the bird and pointed. Now the bird has moved […]

  • Brad Higgins posted an update in the group HGD Community 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    I had Nigel and Glenn in the field this morning for some New Year’s bird work. Here they are Pack Hunting some quail. The only rules are, nobody flush the birds until I say, nobody chase, and everybody share the kill. I had to put the camera away to shoot but all did well. I’ll get the GoPro going so I can film the…[Read more]

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