• Brad Higgins posted an update in the group HGD Community 1 week, 2 days 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 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.

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

  • Reagan Olivares posted an update in the group HGD Community 1 month, 3 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 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]

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

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

  • Wendell uploaded 1 new Video to HGD Community 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Annie flushed her first bird then handled the next great. Later in the day she tried catching then on her own. When that didn’t work she went back to doing it right. She’s learning.

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

  • Brad Higgins uploaded 1 new Video to HGD Community 6 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]

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

  • Here is some video of one of our training outings with Eric handling Stella and Samantha. We are so pleased with their good work and thankful to Brad for all the training. Both dogs were steady until given the alright cue and stopped to flush. Stella even had a beautiful natural retrieve. Hope we did everything right. I am sure you will let us know. 🙂

  • tomdi posted an update in the group HGD Community 7 months ago

    Hi Brad and all members of the HGD Community. Just want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. Please say a prayer for our Servicemen and women that are not able to spend this Holiday with their families. Thanks

  • (HGD) Kepa and (HGD) Ekahi 11/23/18
    Nevada , Valley Quail

    First time working the dogs together since Idaho. Although they did a great job , I still need to do more work on them hunting together as a brace. Just need to have them trust each others abilities and understand how to work as a team.

  • (HGD) Kepa, Chukar hunt 11-17-18
    Walked 9 up and downhill miles, to find a Chukar 1/2 a mile from the truck. Great hunt and day.
    Good Boy Kepa
    Happy Hunting to all

  • Reagan Olivares uploaded 4 new Photos to HGD Community 8 months ago

    (HGD) Kepa , 11/15/18, Valley Quail
    Just enjoying my day with Kepa , while Ekahi recovers from her barb wire cuts

  • Brad Higgins posted an update in the group HGD Community 8 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]

  • Wendell posted an update in the group HGD Community 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    Annie and I (and my wife Cheryl) did the magic brush pile this after noon. This wasn’t her best session but I think she learned a thing or two. She had to run in to the pile a few times before she learned that wouldn’t work. She’s smart but my wife says she is ADHD. There is an edit in the video because we had…[Read more]

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