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Gun Dog Training on Wild Texas Quail

October 27, 2014 by

Our Wild Bird Excursions are the best experiences that we can offer a trained gun dog. We are happy to say that we are going to be able to offer your dog that experience training on wild birds in Texas again this year! This is a great opportunity for your dog to gain more experience and proficiency hunting wild quail. More...

Gun Dog Training on Wild Texas Quail

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?

Prepping Gun Dogs for Hunting Season

July 23, 2012 by

When do you know that your gun dogs are ready for hunting season? In a nutshell, dogs have to be in strong mental and physical shape. By mental shape I mean focused on hunting game and proficient in skills and manners. More...

Prepping Gun Dogs for Hunting Season