Bird-dogging has nothing to do with animals and everything to do with grassroots power in action! To bird-dog is to “observe, follow, monitor and/or seek out with persistent attention.” Basically, you show up at the candidates’ events, ask them to commit and ask them questions they don’t want to answer in order to get them on the record and to educate those present. The actual logistics of attending a political event and bird-dogging a politician before, during or afterwards, takes a little bit of thought. However, once you practice a bit, it quickly becomes easy.