Seminars Available

Seminars Available

Handler's Clinic

Our Handler's Clinic focuses on helping owners/handlers be more effective and proficient in handling their dog in the field. To gain the most from this experience, dogs attending this seminar should ideally be fully trained.

$795.00/Person

May 28 - 29, 2020

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 14 - 15, 2020

Mathiston, MS

Ronnie, Instructor

Hosted by Gun Dog Supply

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March 28 - 29, 2020

Zamora, CA

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Quail Point Hunt Club

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April 4 - 5, 2020

Pawhuska, OK

Ronnie, Instructor

Hosted by Ronnie Smith Kennels

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April 4 - 5, 2020

Charlottesville, VA

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Spring Haven Farm

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May 2 - 3, 2020

Riverhead, NY

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by J. Wells Kennels

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May 2 - 3, 2020

Pylesville, MD

Ronnie, Instructor

Hosted by Mason-Dixon Game Outfitters

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May 16 - 17, 2020

Port Matilda, PA

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Lion Country Supply

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May 30 - 31, 2020

Canterbury, CT

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Quinebaug Kennels

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June 6 - 7, 2020

Mott, ND

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by High Flyn Kennels

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June 13 - 14, 2020

Le Roy, MN

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Three Arrows Hunting Preserve

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June 27 - 28, 2020

Thorp, WI

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Fly-n-Gun Kennels

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July 11 - 12, 2020

Owosso, MI

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Crooked Foot Hunt Club

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July 18 - 19, 2020

Scio, OR

Ronnie Smith, Instructor

Hosted by Calvert Kennels

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July 25 - 26, 2020

Clayton, NY

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Webfoot Outdoors & Rimrock Kennels

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August 8 - 9, 2020

Circle, MT

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Todd Lehner Kennels

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September 12 - 13, 2020

Phillipsburg, NJ

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Buttonwood Game Preserve

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September 26 - 27, 2020

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 24 - 26, 2020

Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Stoney Brook Outfitters

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May 16 - 17, 2020

Pawhuska, OK

Ronnie, Instructor

Hosted by Ronnie Smith Kennels

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September 28 - 30, 2020

Wilmington, OH

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Cherry Bend Pheasant Farm

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October 17 - 19, 2020

Hilliard, FL

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Mid-Florida Brittany Club

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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

March 9 - 11, 2020

Wilmington, OH

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Cherry Bend Pheasant Farm

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May 4 - 6, 2020

Pylesville, MD

Ronnie, Instructor

Hosted by Mason-Dixon Game Outfitters

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September 18 - 20, 2020

Lovelock, NV

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Nautydog Gun Dog Kennels

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October 9 - 11, 2020

Clayton, NY

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Webfoot Outdoors & Rimrock Kennels

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October 10 - 11, 2020

Pawhuska, OK

Ronnie, Instructor

Hosted by Ronnie Smith Kennels

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