Seminars Available

Seminars Available

Handers Seminar

$800.00/Person

May 26 - 26, 2023

Canterbury, CT

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Quinebaug Kennels

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Foundation Seminar

This stage of training is the hub of the Smith Training Method. All of the disciplines taught at this first stage of training are utilized to develop polished bird dogs. Dogs are introduced to birds, pointing, backing, quartering, developing a cue for whoa, recall, and heeling mannerly on a loose lead. This is the ideal place to begin your training with the Smith Training Method.

$395.00/Person

March 25 - 26, 2023

Zamora, CA

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Quail Point Hunt Club

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April 1 - 2, 2023

West Point, MS

Ronnie, Instructor

Hosted by Prairie Wildlife

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April 15 - 16, 2023

Peoria, IL

Ronnie, Instructor

Hosted by Todd Parmenter

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April 22 - 23, 2023

Pylesville, MD

Ronnie, Instructor

Hosted by Mason-Dixon Game Outfitters

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May 6 - 7, 2023

Pawhuska, OK

Ronnie, Instructor

Hosted by Ronnie Smith Kennels

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May 24 - 25, 2023

Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Stoney Brook Outfitters

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May 27 - 28, 2023

Canterbury, CT

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Quinebaug Kennels

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June 3 - 4, 2023

Mott, ND

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by High Flyn Kennels

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June 10 - 11, 2023

Le Roy, MN

Ronnie, Instructor

Hosted by Three Arrows Hunting Preserve

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July 8 - 9, 2023

Clayton, NY

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Webfoot Outdoors & Rimrock Kennels

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August 12 - 13, 2023

Salem, OR

Ronnie, Instructor

Hosted by Side by Side Upland

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August 12 - 13, 2023

Circle, MT

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Todd Lehner Kennels

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September 23 - 24, 2023

Wilmington, OH

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Cherry Bend Pheasant Farm

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Intermediate Seminar

This seminar walks attendees through the second stage of training where the steadying process is begun in the field. This is where the mechanical cues taught in the Foundation Level of Training are transitioned to the remote cue of a training collar. To participate in this seminar dogs need to have completed the whoa post series and be ready to be handled in the field with remote cues.

$795.00/Person

April 21 - 23, 2023

Thorp, WI

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Fly-n-Gun Kennels

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April 24 - 25, 2023

Pylesville, MD

Ronnie, Instructor

Hosted by Mason-Dixon Game Outfitters

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May 19 - 21, 2023

Clayton, NY

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Webfoot Outdoors & Rimrock Kennels

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September 9 - 10, 2023

Pawhuska, OK

Ronnie, Instructor

Hosted by Ronnie Smith Kennels

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September 15 - 17, 2023

Lovelock, NV

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Nautydog Gun Dog Kennels

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October 7 - 8, 2023

Peoria, IL

Ronnie, Instructor

Hosted by Todd Parmenter

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Advanced Seminar

This third and final stage of formal training teaches handlers how to put the finishing touches on their bird dogs. At this level dogs transition to game birds, transition to having birds shot over them, and all cues are transitioned to the neck. Dogs at this level can be finished at any desired level of steadiness.

$1,295.00/Person

February 27 - 1, 2023

Wilmington, OH

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Cherry Bend Pheasant Farm

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November 18 - 19, 2023

Pawhuska, OK

Ronnie, Instructor

Hosted by Ronnie Smith Kennels

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