Gun Dog Training on Wild Texas Quail
October 27, 2014 by Susanna LoveOur 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. Read More
2014 Bird Dog Training Seminar Schedule
January 28, 2014 by Susanna LoveWhat 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. Read More
January 28, 2014 by Susanna LoveThanks 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! Read More
At what age should formal training begin for a bird dog?
January 08, 2013 by Ronnie SmithA 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. Read More