• Brad Higgins posted an update in the group HGD Community 3 days, 4 hours 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 2 weeks, 3 days 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 2 weeks, 6 days 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 2 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 3 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 3 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]

  • Brad Higgins posted a new activity comment 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    She’s coming along. Let me know how she does when you transition back to the field. Good work.

  • Brad Higgins posted a new activity comment 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hello Tomdi. Hope you and yours had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  • Brad Higgins posted a new activity comment 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Nice work. They both look good.

  • Had Nigel (Des x Fizza) out this morning showing off for some prospective owners. Here he is demonstrating steady to wing, shot and fall, waiting for my verbal release to retrieve. In this video, I am filming and […]

  • Brad Higgins posted an update in the group HGD Community 5 months, 3 weeks ago


    Had Nigel (Des x Fizza) out this morning showing off for some prospective owners. Here he is demonstrating steady to wing, shot and fall, waiting for my verbal release to retrieve. In this video, I am filming and the bird flushes behind me.

    This is a short clip from a longer video that will be going up on my website…[Read more]

  • Brad Higgins posted a new activity comment 5 months, 4 weeks ago

    On the other forum someone asked about our hunting strategy. Here is my response:

    Yes, with my method we have different expectations and in fact, we hunt in a different, more natural way. All the dogs are expected to handle well, manage their birds (set the bird but don’t flush until cued by the handler), Do an aggressive flush/stop when asked (…[Read more]

  • Brad Higgins posted a new activity comment 5 months, 4 weeks ago

    Here is my response to additional questions that were asked on another forum regarding this video:

    “Hello All. I’ll try and answer a few questions.

    If you watch the video, listen to the narrative and please, if you would, read the text that I included there on Youtube. It explains a lot about what I’m doing with Stella and her new handler. First…[Read more]

    • On the other forum someone asked about our hunting strategy. Here is my response:

      Yes, with my method we have different expectations and in fact, we hunt in a different, more natural way. All the dogs are expected to handle well, manage their birds (set the bird but don’t flush until cued by the handler), Do an aggressive flush/stop when asked (…[Read more]

  • On another forum, someone asked about our hunting strategy. Here is my response:

    Yes, with my method we have different expectations and in fact, we hunt in a different, more natural way. All the dogs are expected to handle well, manage their birds (set the bird but don’t flush until cued by the handler), Do an aggressive flush/stop when asked…[Read more]

  • Here is my response to additional questions that were asked on another forum regarding this video:

    “Hello All. I’ll try and answer a few questions.

    If you watch the video, listen to the narrative and please, if you would, read the text that I included there on Youtube. It explains a lot about what I’m doing with Stella and her new handler.…[Read more]

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