Hunting Dogs

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…

A dog waits for a command during training
The Five Mental States of Dogs in Training

The mental state of you and your dog can make the difference between success and…

A hunter in the field with someone else's bird dogs on a hunt.
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.…

an art teacher making a drawing from the gun dig training field.
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…

A boykin spaniel be training for bird hunting.
Boykin Spaniel – Bird Hunting Dog Series

Boykin Spaniels deliver high energy flushing and retrieving in a low-profile package. This series of…

A Braque du Bourbonnais standing on a tailgate
Braque du Bourbonnais – Bird Hunting Dog Series

Minimal tail and maximum desire make the Braque du Bourbonnais a wonderful choice for hunters…

A pudlepointer and English pointer out bird hunting.
Hunting with a Pointer and Flusher at the Same Time

Learning about the sometimes complicated world of hunting with both a flusher and pointer at…

An English Springer Spaniel in a field hunting birds
English Springer Spaniel – Bird Hunting Dogs Series

Distinct from bench Springers, the field bred English Springer Spaniel is born and built for…

A dog training with pigeons in field
Is Your Dog Soft or Confused in Training?

Sometimes we may give confused dogs the stigma of soft with dog training and understanding…

An Introduction to Shed Hunting with your Bird Dog

Shed hunting with your bird dog can be a great offseason exercise. As the sun…