Bird Dog Training Bird dog training is not an easy task. From where to begin, what to expect, and how to adapt to your bird dogs needs. Project Upland Magazine takes a deep dive into training theory, difficult questions, and cutting edge content surrounding bird dog training. The latest in tips, articles, and even videos exploring all things bird dog training.

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...

Training Pressure is Not Universal

Training Pressure: It’s You, Not the Dog In the context of this article, the terms “pressure” or “training pressure” refers to the idea of using...

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...

The Good Reasons We Do Not Have Bird Dogs

You do NOT need a bird dog to be part of the upland community.  Yes, I said it. There are good reasons people do not have bird dogs. I have been there and despite owning a...

Traveling on the Road Long Term with a Bird Dog

Have you ever considered spending an entire bird season traveling the country? On September 1, 2017, Watson and I stood on the plains of Montana at sunrise about to start our...

The Etiquette of Hunting Over Someone Else’s Bird Dog

Think about these rules to get invited back to hunting over someone else’s bird dog. I will say it up front: I am far from being an expert on bird dogs. But if there is one...

What You Need to Know About Hunting Sage Grouse With a Bird Dog

What to expect with a bird dog in Sage grouse country. Being a dog trainer allows me to see all kinds of dogs work in the field, from close working dogs to horse back field trial...

How to Bring a Bird Dog into Canada

A Quick Overview for Bringing a Bird Dog in and out of Canada Every avid upland or waterfowl hunter I know has a bird hunting trip to Canada on his or her bucket list, myself...