Jason Carter

Jason Carter is a NAVHDA judge, NADKC member, director of youth development, secretary of NAVHDA’s youth committee, clinic leader and trainer at Merrymeeting Kennels. He has been around versatile hunting dogs his entire life, literally! Born into the Carter family and Merrymeeting Kennels, he attended his first NAVHDA test in Bowdoinham, Maine, when he was just a year of age. Jason successfully trains, tests and breeds Deutsch Kurzhaars in both the NAVHDA and NADKC testing systems. Through his work at the kennel, Jason has had the opportunity to develop pointers, flushers and retrievers over the years. When October arrives he can be found with family and friends hunting throughout New England.

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Dog learning how to quarter on a long lead for better bird searching skills.
Developing a Hunting Dog’s Bird Searching and Quartering Skills

Using a short and long lead to train your dog how to quarter at home…

A dog trainer holds a long lead for a dog
Basics of Training Dogs with a Long Lead

Is using long leads to train dogs a relic of the past or a timeless…

A dog points into the wind
How Wind Affects Birds and Hunting Dogs

Recommendations for pinning birds in the wind across the United States As I set up…

A hunter trains a pointing dog while hunting wild birds
Transitioning a Dog from Training and Testing to Hunting Wild Birds

This guide will help you troubleshoot and transition onto wild birds with your pointing dog…

A dog retrieves a bumper from the water
How to Introduce a Dog to Water Work

Keep these tips and ideas in mind when introducing your dog to water training Sweat…

A puppy at a dog breeding operation
How to Make the Tough Decision to Not Breed Your Dog

Letting go of the dream to breed your bird dog Our dogs are with us…

Dog trainer Jason Carter commands his dog in the field
Understanding Bird Dog Field Terminology and Commands

Bird hunting and dog training are full of terminology and words that new hunters need…

Teaching a dog to heel
Teaching Your Dog To Heel

A guide to teaching a dog the heel command from training methods to correction. Hiking…

A Deutsch Langhaar recalls to its owner.
Training and Troubleshooting the Recall Command with Dogs

Learn about the recall command and how to troubleshoot any issues that may arise with…

A hunting dog runs in the snow for exercise.
How to Keep a Hunting Dog Conditioned in the Winter

From the peaks of Alaska to the bayous of Louisiana, dog trainers and experts discuss…

A dog looks expectantly at its handler for a command
How to Correctly Command Your Dog

As Commander-in-Chief of your hunting dog, make sure your intended message is clearly understood “Where…

A chocolate lab in a Dakota283 kennel for crate training
Crate Training a Dog Can Solve Separation Anxiety Issues

Crate training is a critical step in addressing separation anxiety when your dog is left…

A bird dog wearing an e-collar while hunting
Introducing a Dog to an E-Collar – A Guide to Collar Conditioning

Learn about properly introducing a dog to an e-collar and correct applications in training and…

A pointer on whoa in a steady point.
The Evolution of Whoa Training Bird Dogs

Dog trainer Jason Carter takes a look at the historic context of whoa training and…

A dog trainer uses the whoa command on his American Brittany
Weaving Whoa Training Into Our Daily Routines

Incorporating and perfecting the whoa command with your bird dog during everyday life If I…

bird dog puppies working on socializing.
Where to Start in Training with a Bird Dog Puppy

Building a foundation for a bird dog puppy through socialization and learning to be part…

A hunting dog is place trained with dog food.
Place Training in Your Home – Eliminating Whining and Movement

Working on at-home hunting dog drills for proper place training Sit and stay is a…

A bird dog on a staircase during whoa training.
Whoa Training on Your Home Staircase

Using at-home time to reinforce and build the “Whoa” command in your bird dog Our…

A bird dog trainer works on a flagging dog.
Understanding and Fixing Flagging in a Bird Dog

Flagging in a bird dog can be prevented and fixed with proper training So what…

A dog trainer reads a bird dogs body language while training.
How To Read a Bird Dog’s Body Language – Becoming a Bilingual Trainer

Being able to read a bird dog’s body language can increase effective training and communication…

a bird hunter in Maine shows a ruffed grouse fan
Ruffed Grouse Hunting in Maine: The Season is Here

The author, a Maine native, explores ruffed grouse hunting tactics and scouting in the North…