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


    This is Sophia. In this video, she is hunting chukar. We caught up with her as she was stalking and handling her birds.

  • This is Sophia. In this video, she is hunting chukar. We caught up with her as she was stalking and handling her birds.

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


    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.

  • 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 […]

  • Getting ready for puppy, bird intro days. Time for the youngsters to learn important associations from the real trainers (the birds).

    In order:
    *That great smell (scent) is a bird
    *Scent is cone shaped […]

  • 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 […]

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    I don’t train dogs. I simply manipulate their current hunting strategy by encouraging them to include me. It’s simple and it works every time. It’s how I work with all the dogs from inexperienced p […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Here is a link to our current Newsletter.

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  • Brad Higgins posted an update in the group HGD Community 1 year, 11 months 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 2 years 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 years, 1 month 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.

     


  • 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 years, 1 month 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 2 years, 3 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]

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