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Thanks for your interest in Higgins Gundogs and the Higgins Method.

Brad Higgins
Higgins Gundogs
Higgins Gundogs hunting etiquette

Dogs: Stay in touch and handle well. Always honor another dog’s point, be steady when necessary and manage the birds for the gun.
Handlers: Be silent in the hunt. Allow the dog the freedom to do his work. Nurture the natural retrieve.

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Brad Higgins, professional dog trainer and creator of the unique Higgins Method of dog/handler training.

22 Comments on "Please Introduce Yourself, Leave a Comment"

  1. Hi Brad, Chambers and I had a great training day with you on Monday. It was amazing what you were able to do with him in the 2 hour session, we are looking forward to the “Magic Brush Pile”!

  2. Hi Brad
    I’m Kim from B.C. Canada.
    Very interested in your training methods. Purchased a GWP from WA didn’t do my research, not a positive outcome. Dog is now 3 if I had 1 word to describe him I would probably call him autistic. Wondering if this method might help me, help him, bring out the best of his ability??

  3. HI Brad,

    Little bit late on intro but used your private consultation services last spring for my Drahthaar. Although I was unable to get him the whole way to steady to flush and shot he has come miles from where he once was. He worked great this fall and the two of us were very succesful on Pheasant. Will continue to use your methods on my current dog and hope to add another this spring , which will also be trained using your methods.

  4. Hello Brad,

    My name is Louis Tassé from Gatineau, Québec. Proud owner of 4-year old WireHaired Griffon purchase from a reputable kennel. Still struggling to get the dog to deliver points; the dog has everything else a great desire to hunt, very energetic, very obedient and a strong desire to please, but the points. So far, its been mainly flashes and bumps. I primarly hunt grouse and woodcock.
    Hence, I’m looking for any pointers to help me help my hunting companion.


  5. Hi Brad!
    I’m a dentist in Maryland with a one year old brittany named Polly. She’s only my second pointing dog and I’m trying to do as much working with her on my own that time will allow. I really enjoy learning about your methods and philosophy. Wish we had more birds in this part of the world. I don’t enjoy shooting preserve birds so it’s pretty much just woodcock and the occasional grouse for us. Thanks for all your help!

  6. Hi Brad,

    Chris here all the way from sunny South Africa! I look forward to learning and moving forward with you and your revolutionary ways! Its time to take Lucia (my English pointer as discussed) from contender (maybe pretender?) To a complete Higgins Gundog.

    We are at your mercy!

    Many thanks,

  7. Hi Brad!

    I’m thrilled to see Sunny, my Griffon working beautifully again since I brought him to you for rehab. I’m a beginner hunter and am looking forward to more training days at the Higgins’ training compound. Interested in women’s hunts, magic brushpile work and wingshooting workshops.

    Thank you,

    Lisa W

  8. I am a hunter and amateur pointing dog trainer. From January through August, I volunteer 1 to 2 days a week to help others train their hunting dogs. I have been using Brad’s method for the last 2 years, with the occasional consultation from him. It works great and it is really enjoyable to watch the dogs learn as they go through the process.

  9. I have a Griffon from Griffonpoint as well as a HWV. Brad’s methods just make sense to me and I hope to do some training with him soon.

  10. Higgins says:

    Thanks everyone. As you know, our method is unique. I appreciate everyone keeping an open mind and trying to see things from the dog’s perspective. Be sure to stay in touch and remember, “be the dog”!

  11. Bradley says:

    glad you are here, I appreciate your method and sensitivity to the dogs natural behavioral processes. Aksel is headed your way soon enough.

  12. Linda Gunderson says:

    Keep up the good work! Linda….Pointer Rescue

  13. Christy Lasich says:

    thanks for introducing me to the quiet relationship between dog and handler.
    thanks for helping me rescue and rehabilitate thrown away pointing dogs.
    thanks for introducing the world to a better way to enjoy the dogs in the field.

  14. Linda Corey says:

    Brad, thanks for all of the great advice and beautiful videos. Makes training two Griffs much more manageable.

  15. Susan Oelklaus says:

    We have Trixie. An amazing Griffonpoint dog, and partially trained Higgins Gundog.

  16. Higgins says:

    Hello to all. Thanks Jeremiah. Patti, I believe notification of posts is tied into subscriptions. I’ll have my web guy get all that sorted out. Jeff, yes, the more socialization the better. Could you elaborate on your last comment,”I’m of the opinion the more the better so long as it’s clearly separate from field time”?

    When you have time, go check out the Forum. There you can meet new people with similar interests as well as ask question of me and other Higgins Gundog owners and handlers.

    Thanks for your interest.

    Brad Higgins

  17. Jeff Bednar says:

    I’ve heard great things about your training methods. We hunt upland, woods, and waterfowl here in Michigan. Also interested in your thoughts on socialization and family time for a griff. I’m of the opinion the more the better so long as it’s clearly separate from field time.

  18. Hi Brad,

    I’m Biff Rose’s wife. Is this enough info to be added to your list of folks who will receive notices when new bog posts are made? Thanks, Patti

  19. Jeremiah pate says:

    Love your info

  20. I am glad to forgo Facebook to keep the lines of communication open. I have one Higgins Gundog and am working on my second with plans for the third. As they say in the business world, I am a happy repeat customer.

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