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.

The Evolution of Whoa Training Bird Dogs

projectupland.com On The Go · The Evolution of Whoa Training Bird Dogs Dog trainer Jason Carter takes a look at the historic context of whoa training and how the technique is...

Weaving Whoa Training Into Our Daily Routines

projectupland.com On The Go · Weaving Whoa Training Into Our Daily Routines Incorporating and perfecting the whoa command with your bird dog during everyday life. If I were to...

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 of your pack. You did your homework, picked the right hunting dog breed, and found the...

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 tall order. I don’t know about you, but this is no easy task for me or my bird dogs. Many of...

Whoa Training on Your Home Staircase

Using at home time to reinforce and build the “Whoa” command in your bird dog. Our bird dog training routine has been completely uprooted, though my dogs are...

Understanding and Fixing Flagging in a Bird Dog

Flagging in a bird dog can be prevented and fixed with proper training. So what if my dog has a wiggle butt and flags a bit on point? It’s kinda cute and still gets meat to the...

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. I’m sure you noticed that you can’t make a move your bird dog doesn’t...

Ruffed Grouse Hunting in Maine: The Season is Here

The author, a Maine native, explores ruffed grouse hunting tactics and scouting in the North Woods. Are your senses tingling yet? The flutter of wings, the crunch of leaves...

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...