“We always have an eye on the end game which is to have a grouse dog that wants to be with you, listens and complies when given a command, and attacks the cover with gusto in search of birds.” | Craig Doherty – Wild Apple Kennel
In his latest book Building A Grouse Dog, Craig Doherty walks the reader through the process from picking a puppy to hunting over a polished grouse dog. The progression of development during which a puppy transforms into a finished grouse dog is a detailed and lengthy one. Craig distills the process as well as anyone in the book and has put forth a template that should serve as a resource for anyone interested in training and developing pointing dogs for ruffed grouse hunting.
On this episode of the Project Upland Podcast, Craig shares with us his knowledge of grouse dogs, his training methodologies and his passion for all of it — along with much more.
To Purchase The Book | Building A Grouse Dog
“Building a Grouse Dog is a new book written by Craig Doherty of Wild Apple Kennel. It describes his approach to starting with a puppy in the whelping box and taking it to a finished upland hunting dog. The book is published by Wilderness Adventure Press.”
About | Wild Apple Kennel
To Watch Bird Dogs Afield with Craig Doherty | The Last of Elhews Part 1 and Part 2
Get it on iTunes: Project Upland Podcast – Episode 72
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The Project Upland Podcast is Presented By: onX Hunt, Pineridge Grouse Camp – Adventure Awaits, Gordy & Sons Outfitters, Eukanuba Performance Dog Food, Dogtra Collars, Dakota 283 Kennels and Gumleaf USA
Nick Larson is brand communications director at Northwoods Collective. He is also the host and creator of the Project Upland Podcast. He and his family, which includes a pair of English setters, reside in Duluth, Minnesota. Naturally, his favorite pursuit is upland bird hunting. From the northern forests of the upper great lakes to the prairies of the west, he chases adventure across the uplands wherever his bird dogs and the people he meets inspire him to go.