Hunting Dogs

A professional bird dog trainer working with his hunting dog.
Foundation Theories of Better Gun Dog Training

Understanding and adhering to foundation theories of gun dog training is one of the most…

A german shorthaired pointer in a city apartment.
Overcoming the Obstacles of Training a Bird Dog in the City

Against all odds: a story of nothing stopping an aspiring bird hunter from becoming a…

A side profile of a Pudelpointer while hunting.
Pudelpointer – Complete Versatile Dog History and Profile

Take a deep dive into the long history and development of the versatile hunting dog…

A Golden retriever brings a pheasant to a hunter.
Should You Consider a Flushing Breed for Your Next Bird Dog?

The upland world is often full of pointing dog breeds, leaving flushing dogs underrepresented as…

An American Brittany eating dog food after a hunt for birds in the west.
What is the Best Nutrition for Hunting Dogs?

A look into a Eukanuba study on hunting dog nutrition with sport dog veterinarian Dr.…

a versatile hunting dog sits next to a dog trainer
The Reasons to Consider a Versatile Hunting Dog

The author explores all the parts in between upland game that make a true versatile…

A pointer being whoa trained on a barrel with Durrell Smith
Whoa Training on a Barrel – the Why and How with Bud Moore

A short history and ‘how to’ of training bird dogs on the barrel with some…

A Drahthaar in her gunner kennel during crate training
How to Crate Train a Hunting Dog

Learning the process, equipment, and troubleshooting of crate training a bird dog It was a…

A Deutsch Drahthaar with a young boy.
The Difference Between a Deutsch-Drahthaar and a German Wirehaired Pointer

A look into the ongoing struggle of Deutsch-Drahthaar and German Wirehaired Pointer owners If you…

Guide from Border to Border outfitters loads up an English pointer.
The Best Dog – Summer Issue of Project Upland Magazine

His name is Hank, he’s something special. A bird-finding machine. My exes still love him. He…

Two English setters with a group of grouse hunters.
Most Popular and Successful Bird Dog Breeds

Exploring the most popular bird dog breeds of the upland hunting community over the years…

A Small Munsterlander retrieving a game bird.
Small Munsterlander – A Bird Hunting Dog Profile

Smallest of the German pointers, the small Munsterlander is big on style and drive This…

A woman training her first bird dog in a field.
These True Stories of Bird Dog Training Will Give Hope to the Process

Explore articles and films from novice bird dog folk in the Project Upland community The…

an assortment of sport dog food ingredients.
How do we Navigate the Sport Dog Food Market? – The Consumer Conundrum

Choosing a dog food in today’s market can be a challenge of facts versus fiction…

A gun dog trainer working with an English pointer.
Training to the Character of Your Gun Dog

Not all gun dogs are created equal, or personalities, or characters and those details matter…

A German longhaired pointer retrieves a bumper during bird dog training.
German Longhaired Pointer (Deutsch Langhaar) – A Bird Hunting Dog Profile

The sleek appearance and superb hunting traits of the German Longhairs and Deutsch Langhaars are…

A bird dog trainer uses correct timing to correct a gun dog in the field.
Understanding Timing in Dog Training

Timing is a critical foundation to good dog training and here we explore how to…

Jay Dowd with one of his English setters and a ruffed grouse.
Setters of the Project Upland Community

Fantastic Setters and Where to Find Them (in our films). If there is a good…

A spinone bird dog experiencing training pressure.
Understanding Dog Training Pressure Issues

Dog training issues with pressure lie in the trainer not the dog In the context…

A dog trainer rewards a dog with treats
Should You Use Dog Treats in Dog Training?

Exploring the question, ‘To treat or not to treat?’ when training a dog A short…

A Bird dog being trained on a whoa table.
How to Reset Your Dog in Training

Keeping your bird dog in a training state of mind “That’s it. I’m sending my…