GDIY is the podcast for all do it yourself dog trainers. The mission for the podcast is to instill the knowledge and confidence in the average handler to train their own hunting dog. On this podcast we focus on the WHY rather than just the HOW. We dive deep into discussions with other DIY dog trainers, industry professionals, friends, & hunters. GDIY interviews the trainers and hunters who have developed unique training skills and methods that can change the game for many struggling DIY handlers. Though bird dogs are our main focus and passion, we put out episodes featuring other breeds that are used for other game, such as, hogs, squirrels, turkey, tracking, & many more. We also feature episodes focusing on wildlife and habitat conservation as well as monthly bonus episodes such as "Listener Profiles" that shares relatable stories of everyday dog owners and handlers. No matter what the interest in hunting dogs, GDIY has it covered!
Nick got into hunting dogs when he was 19 with a Redbone Coonhound named Crocket. He spent a few years chasing his hound through the woods before he realized a desire to try out bird dogs. Shortly after doing some quick research and calling a bunch of breeders, he decided to bring home a started German Shorthair Pointer named Rachel. He was hooked after taking her hunting for the first time! With Rachel being his first bird dog and unsure how to train her, he was frustrated with how difficult it was to find quality or dependable information on how to train her himself. This is when, along with a couple of friends, he decided to start Gun Dog It Yourself (GDIY). He figured if he had these questions and desire to learn that other people would as well. So in August of 2019 the first episode was released and after 4 years GDIY has become one of the top hunting dog related podcasts being published today. Nick has since added a Small Munsterlander, Lucy, and an English Setter, Quinn, to the stable and spends almost all of his time figuring out how to train, travel, and hunt with his dogs.
When Nick isn't training or hunting he is spending time on his small farm in middle TN with his wife, Pam, and daughter, Raylan.
These are the girls that travel the country with me chasing birds and adventure!