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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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…

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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 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.…

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.…

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Ruffed Grouse Hunting in Maine: The Season is Here

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

A gun dog trainer working with an English pointer.
Training to the Character of Your Gun Dog

Not all gun dogs are created equal, or personalities, or characters and those details matter.…

A bird dog trainer uses correct timing to correct a gun dog in the field.
Understanding Timing in Dog Training

Timing is a critical foundation to good dog training and here we explore how to…

A dog trainer rewards a dog with treats
Should You Use Dog Treats in Dog Training?

Exploring the question, “To treat or not to treat?” when training a dog A short…

A Bird dog being trained on a whoa table.
How to Reset Your Dog in Training

Keeping your bird dog in a training state of mind “That’s it. I’m sending my…

A dog waits for a command during training
The Five Mental States of Dogs in Training

The mental state of you and your dog can make the difference between success and…