Ronnie Smith Kennels has been producing top notch bird dogs since 1956. Fondly refered to as RSK, the kennels is home of the bird dog training duo Ronnie Smith and Susanna Love. RSK has recently relocated to the rolling hills of northern Osage County, Oklahoma and offers a state of the art facility and ideal training grounds. RSK welcomes dogs and owners from across the country for training and boarding.
Bird Dog Training Classes
Ronnie and Susanna hold multiple bird dog training classes annually. The classes prepare young dogs for a lifelong career as a bird dog and companion. Pointing breeds are trained in all of the facets of being polished, proficient bird dogs. RSK canine alumni are always welcome to attend tune-up classes to further their proficiency and performance. Hunting season (November through February) offers the opportunity for dogs to participate by being a member of Ronnie and Susanna's guide string as they run hunts and work dogs in Texas on wild quail.
Rick & Ronnie Smith Seminars
The Smiths are well known for their training seminars. These seminars are a great opportunity to gain hands-on instruction on how to train your bird dog. We believe everyone if given the opportunity, can successfully train their own bird dog. We have a successful training system that will walk you through each step in training your dog. We’d love to see you at a seminar with either Ronnie or Rick!
Bird Dog Trainer Apprenticeship
Ronnie and Susanna offer a unique experience to select group of people that wish to become professional bird dog trainers. The apprenticeships give an in-depth look at the Smith Training Method and the daily routine of a training kennel. Since this is such an intense program, there are limited spots available for the apprenticeships.
The relationship between dog and owner is a special thing. There are many nuances that impact that relationship and can make it a healthy or an unhealthy interaction. We hope to be a part of enriching your relationship with your dog and to help you maintain a lasting, healthy relationship with your bird dog that is instrumental in creating a lifetime of memories.