matt.spafford Author

A New England native, Matt Spafford is a novice retriever trainer, passionate hunter and lover of the outdoors. While training his first flushing dog, Matt fell in love with the companionship, sense of pride, and continuous learning that accompanies DIY gundog training. Matt works as a marketing professional in the outdoor industry and resides with his wife, daughter, and two dogs in rural Western Massachusetts.

Should You Consider a Flushing Breed for Your Next Bird Dog?

The upland world is often full of pointing dog breeds, leaving flushing dogs underrepresented as an effective method of bird hunting. For many of us, upland bird hunting often...