Jennifer Wapenski

Jennifer Wapenski is the Director of Operations for Project Upland Media Group, LLC and co-host of the Hunting Dog Confidential podcast. She has a lifelong passion for the outdoors, dogs, and wildlife; as an adult, she discovered that upland bird and waterfowl hunting were natural extensions of these pursuits. Jennifer lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and their two Deutsch Langhaars.

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A dog heeling during a hunting dog test
Comparing NAVHDA, JGHV, and AKC Hunting Dog Tests

Learn about the various hunting dog testing systems from the puppy level to the finished…

A deutsch langhaar puppy at his new home.
How to Prepare for a New Puppy

Bringing home your first puppy should involve proper preparation and expectations to make a positive…

A Drahthaar retrieves a hare in Germany
Drahthaars, Langhaars, Bretons, and other International Breeds in America: HDC Episode #32

Is there a difference between a Deutsch Drahthaar and a German Wirehaired Pointer? Explore breeds…

A dog trainer works on pointing steadiness with a German Shorthaired Pointer
The Modern Era of Bird Dogs in North America: HDC Episode #31

The modern era of hunting dogs is characterized by technology and information, making new breeds…

Jennifer Wapenski and her Deutsch Langhaar rest on a mountain side.
Addressing Ethics in Upland Hunting

Meaningful conversations about ethics are a critical piece of hunter education and growth “The coveys…

Deer Shooting historic hunting dog artwork
The Golden Age of Hunting Dogs in North America: HDC Episode #30

As dog shows and field trials became popular, 19th-century Americans looked to standardize the breeding…

Preparing for the hunting dog VJP test
How to Prepare a Dog for the VJP Test

Getting your dog ready to run in the puppy natural ability test for the German…

Early North American Hunting Dogs
Early American Hunting Dogs, Part 2: HDC Episode #29

The arrival of European hunting dogs and the culture of recreational hunting in North America…

An Irish Water Spaniel points at cover.
The Importance of Training Steadiness in Bird Dogs

There are many reasons to train a dog to remain steady from flush to fall,…

Illustration of the Hare Indian Dog by J.W. Audubon
Early American Hunting Dogs, Part 1: HDC Episode #28

The origins of hunting dogs in North America from indigenous peoples through the end of…

A Sense of Place: HDC Episode #27

Exploring how the places our hunting dogs originated and are used today influences their development…

Falconer Anthony Williams holds his hawk and a duck
Hawking and Bird Dogs with Anthony Williams: HDC Episode #26

Exploring true versatility with bird dogs who hunt for a hawk in addition to hunting…

Hunting and Forest Management in Germany with Nadja Niesner: HDC Episode #25

Hunting in Germany is not only for recreation, but also for management of invasive species…

Nadja Niesner with her Weimaraner and a pheasant
Big Game and German Utility Dogs with Nadja Niesner: HDC Episode #24

Versatile dogs of German origin have a rich history in hunting big game We start…

A Large Munsterlander dog retrieving a red fox
How to Acquire Furred Animals for Dog Training

Training a versatile hunting dog may require the use of mammals in your training program;…

Russell Dodd and Irish Water Spaniel pheasant hunting in the snow
Irish Water Spaniels with Russell Dodd: HDC Episode #23

Learn about upland and waterfowl hunting and AKC testing with a dog that bridges the…

Grant St Germain with his duck tolling retriever on a waterfowl hunt.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers with Grant St. Germain: HDC Episode #22

Explore an old hunting method of luring ducks to the hunter using the fox-like Toller…

A hunting dog find s a truffle in the thick understory of the forest.
Truffle Hunting With Your Dog

Learn how to work with your dog to find wild or cultivated truffles in the…

A hunter in a camouflaged kayak paddles in front of a mountain backdrop
How to Hunt Waterfowl from a Kayak

Take advantage of the versatility and accessibility that a small boat offers to duck hunters…

Marjolein Kamman-van Eijk
Hunting and Field Trials in Continental Europe with Marjolein Kamman-van Eijk: HDC Episode #21

Versatile dogs and English Setters find their niche while hunting and trialing in Europe and…

David Hudson taking photographs on the English moors
Pointers and Setters on the English Moors with David Hudson: HDC Episode #20

Travel across the Atlantic to discover the world of shooting and field trialing with Pointers…