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.

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...

My Bird Dog Pup Goes to the Big Leagues

Or, That Time I Drove 900 Miles for a Dog Test I popped an antacid into my mouth and tossed a second one to Joe. It was indecently early in southeast Idaho and our nerves were...

A Deutsch Kurzhaar Story – Bird Dog Trainer for a Day

Have you heard of the Deutsch Kurzhaar? We all have our bird dog breeds. For gun dog trainer and breeder David Trahan, that breed is the Deutsch Kurzhaar. David Trahan is a New...

Teaching and Dog Training: it’s all the same.

It’s officially Summer 2018. Why does that matter? Because I’m a high school teacher and my season just ended. But I’m also a gun dog guy. And like teaching, my...

Training a Bird Dog: It’s Personal

There are some things in life that are personal and often categorized by the presence of both good and not-so-good. Personal is real, and real is experience with actual substance....

Our First Bird: Lessons in Humility

It should have been a memory to last a lifetime: a new hunter, a new puppy, and their very first bird together. After months of training, we could sense that the long-awaited day...