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.

An Introduction to Shed Hunting with your Bird Dog

Shed hunting with your bird dog can be a great offseason exercise. As the sun sets on the last day of upland hunting season, many will hang up their boots and collars, already...

Six Reasons to Keep Your Bird Dog Conditioned

Keeping your bird dog conditioned is critical to performance and health. Our hunting companions are athletes, and should be cared for and treated as one. Proper conditioning is...

How to Care for your Gun Dog in Cold Weather – Dr. Gracey Welsh

Advice in this article is meant to help educate and prepare you, but should never substitute for a veterinary examination.  If you are concerned about something with your dog,...

Things They Don’t Tell You About Bird Dog Training – Pigeons are Disgusting and Other Surprises

Not everything in bird dog training is disclosed when you get your first gun dog. This article is the second in a series on upland hunting from the beginner’s perspective....

Gone with the Wind – Confessions of a First Time Gun Dog Handler

A hard lesson learned about wind direction for a first time gun dog trainer. In my mind, wind direction is kind of like divination for deer stands. Thermal currents shift with...

What Just Happened to My Life: Bringing Home Our First Gun Dog

First hand perspective of adding a first gun dog to the family. This article is the first in a series on upland hunting from the beginner’s perspective. Follow my failures,...

The Art of Ruffed Grouse Hunting with Flushing Dogs

Grouse hunting with flushing dogs takes a different approach than it does with pointers. If an artist was trying to convey the magic of autumn in the grouse woods, they’d...

3 Things to Consider when Hunting Pheasants with a Dog

Hunting pheasants can be a challenge to anyone, but here are 3 ways to help improve the odds. So there you are. You’ve got your brand new Danner boots lightly broken in and the...

All About the Dogs – Official Trailer and Teaser

Coming 7.24.17 – A Gun Dog Confidential Film Follow Rick Affuso as he shows his passion for the dogs he hunts with. Four American Brittany’s that win over his heart and...

Gun Dog Training – Five Things a Novice Should Know

First Time Advice on Gun Dog Training from a Struggling Novice Beginning on the path of gun dog training is no small feat. It is a world of obstacles, failures, and defeat. But...