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Training Your Bird Dog

April 07, 2014 by

The genetic potential to be a great bird dog is just that, the potential. To reach that potential your dog needs the experience. He needs bird exposure, opportunity, leadership, and education. In short, he needs you to be his coach. You can be that coach that your dog needs. You just need a curriculum to follow. More...

Training Your Bird Dog

Rick Smith Inducted in to the Brittany Field Trial Hall of Fame

February 10, 2014 by

We are very proud that Rick was inducted in to the Hall of Fame this past weekend. It is an honor for a family member to be recognized in such a way and supported by so many people. More...

Rick Smith Inducted in to the Brittany Field Trial Hall of Fame

2014 Bird Dog Training Seminar Schedule

January 28, 2014 by

What Turns A Piece of Birdwork Into Artwork? Your Training. Rick & Ronnie combine dog psychology with good ol’ common sense help you teach your dog the disciplines of a fine bird dog. They will walk you step-by-step through their training process. For decades people have been successfully training their own dogs using this system. Rick & Ronnie believe you can too. More...

2014 Bird Dog Training Seminar Schedule

New Website!

January 28, 2014 by

Thanks to the pros at 3plains, Ronnie Smith Kennels has a new website! It is a real workhorse of a site. Need information on our training classes? Ready to sign up for a seminar? Looking for your next bird dog? Want to sign up for our Canine Conversations? It is all right there on our new site! Check it out! More...

New Website!

At what age should formal training begin for a bird dog?

January 08, 2013 by

A general rule of thumb is that dogs are ready for training at around a year of age. However, there is no magic age. Whether or not a dog is ready for training has to be measured on an individual basis. We have been able to begin formal training with some dogs at about 6 months and we have also not been able to start training some dogs that were 3 and 4 years old. More...

At what age should formal training begin for a bird dog?

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