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Gun Dog Training on Wild Texas Quail

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. Read More
Fall for Bird Dog Trainers

Fall for Bird Dog Trainers

October 13, 2014 by

Fall is a special time for bird dog trainers. It a season full of preparation and anticipation. As cooler weather rolls in we get a little extra pep in our step and an added twinkle in our eyes knowing that hunting season is approaching. Our preparation begins months before the opening day of hunting season. Training needs to be completed for the younger dogs, trained dogs need tuneups and need to get physically ready for season. There is a lot to be done! Read More
Training Your Bird Dog

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

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. Read More
2014 Bird Dog Training Seminar Schedule

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. Read More
New Website!

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

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. Read More
Prepping Gun Dogs for Hunting Season

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. Read More

Train Your Dog With Rick & Ronnie Smith!

January 10, 2012 by

What Turns A Piece of Birdwork Into Artwork? Your Training. Rick & Ronnie combine dog psychology with good ol’ commonsense help you teach your dog the disciplines of a fine bird dog. Read More
Billy Kinder Outdoors on RSK

Billy Kinder Outdoors on RSK

September 19, 2011 by

“When we’re not in the Great Outdoors, we’re thinking about it!” Read More

Ronnie Smith Kennels Video

September 10, 2011 by

We’re having a great summer at RSK and would like to share it with you! This video shows some pictures from our training seminars, bird dog training school, and bird dog certifications. Read More

RSK’s Annual Wild Bird Excursion

July 08, 2011 by

Get the most bang for your hunting buck by letting Ronnie and Susanna prepare your dog for this upcoming bird season! Few of us can get away from work for as many hunting trips as we’d like. This trip is designed to help you make the most of your time in the bird field this year. Read More

RSK’s Picks ~~ FortiFlora

July 08, 2011 by

When dogs first arrive at our kennels each summer to begin training, the atmosphere around the kennel is similar to that of a dorm of freshman college students. Read More
Camp Days, Hunting Sharptails and Huns

Camp Days, Hunting Sharptails and Huns

October 05, 2010 by

The allure of cool crisp prairie mornings with the sun’s early rays reflecting off of bird dogs in pursuit of wild upland game as their genes have destined them to do since birth. Read More

Training Bird Dogs on Wild Birds

June 26, 2010 by

Every year we offer multiple opportunities for your dog to be professionally trained on wild birds. First, in September, we train bird dogs on sharptail grouse, hungarian partridge, and pheasant. Then during the Texas quail season, we will be submerging dogs in true hunting situations on wild bob white quail. This is a great way to start off your bird hunting season with a proficient, confident, and conditioned bird dog. Read More

Report from the Field

June 26, 2010 by

Fall is finally upon us. We have all said goodbye to the long, hot, dog days of summer and are now turning our thoughts toward this upcoming hunting season. Read More

Garmin Continues Great Product Improvement

June 16, 2010 by

Since its unveiling a few years ago, the Garmin Astro has quickly become an almost mandatory piece of equipment for bird hunters. The benefits of the product range much farther than just the ability to keep track of your dog. It allows you to mark and monitor coveys, analyze the course and speed of your bird dog as he hunts, and much more. Read More

Summertime Bird Dog Training

June 16, 2010 by

Training is in full swing here at RSK this summer! Our first class began on May 3rd, with canine attendees arriving from the four winds. This is a particularly interesting class for us as these dogs have a wide array of backgrounds and goals. Read More
Cornerstone Seminar

Cornerstone Seminar

March 04, 2010 by

We conduct seminars across the country, yet near and dear to our hearts are the seminars held right here at the birthplace of the Smith Training Format…Big Cabin, Oklahoma. Read More
Wrapping up this Season's Quail Hunts!

Wrapping up this Season's Quail Hunts!

February 24, 2010 by

The Texas quail season is coming to a close. It has been tough all over the great State of Texas this year. The unpredictable Texas weather made it difficult for the young quail chicks to survive. Read More
Ronnies Dog Training Tips on Billy Kinder Outdoors!

Ronnies Dog Training Tips on Billy Kinder Outdoors!

February 17, 2010 by

Grab your coffee and join Big Billy Kinder at 5:00am Saturday mornings on WBAP 820 AM out of Dallas / Fort Worth! Read More

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