JasonCarter Author

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.

Training to the Character of Your Gun Dog

Not all gun dogs are created equal, or personalities, or characters and those details matter. “I don’t know who or what possessed my dog, but he just systematically...

Understanding Timing in Bird Dog Training

Timing is a critical foundation to good bird dog training. The instant it takes to drop your car keys from your fingertips to the floor is all the time you have to relay a message...

Should You Use Dog Treats in Gun Dog Training?

Exploring the question, “To treat or not to treat?” A short while ago, I spoke with a behaviorist friend of mine, Matt McKenny, who also owns versatile hunting dogs. I...

Resetting Your Bird Dog in Training – The Recovery Process

Keeping your bird dog in a training state of mind “That’s it. I’m sending my dog away to be trained!” So training didn’t go your way today and you are left with...

The Five Mental States of Bird Dogs in Training

The mental state of you and your bird dog can make the difference between success and failure in training. “Anyone seen my dog?” I don’t know who that dog is out...