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.

Living with Pen-Raised Quail

Imagine you have an enormous field at your disposal to train your bird dog, and you keep a Johnny house filled with quail in the shade of the oak trees at the edge of this field....

A Season of Firsts: Setting Expectations for the First Bird Hunting Season

Taking the lessons from a first bird hunting season with a bird dog. The young pup looked at me quizzically and cocked her head to one side. I snapped her new orange vest into...

Is your Gun Dog Soft or Confused?

Sometimes we may give confused dogs the stigma of soft. My Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a member of a breed often accused of being soft. Because of this, I went in thinking that...

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...