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.

How to Crate Train a Hunting Dog

Learning the process, equipment, and troubleshooting of crate training a bird dog. It was a late stop in a hotel room for a quick sleep before continuing the road trip the next...

Finding Birds for Dog Training – The Power of Community

Finding birds to use in dog training is one of the many hurdles we face as DIY bird dog trainers. But rest assured, there’s success in numbers. I’m a card-carrying...

True Stories that will Make Training a Bird Dog Seem Less Daunting

Explore articles and films from novice bird dog folk in the Project Upland community The memories have a little less intensity to them from the days I was living them, but I can...

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...

#61 | Using Remote Training Collars with Pete Fischer of Dogtra – Podcast

Learning to use an e-collar to train your bird dog? This is a must listen before you get started. How well do you truly know how to use remote training collars? How to select the...

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...