Seminars Available

Seminars Available

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

June 11 - 12, 2022

Le Roy, MN

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Three Arrows Hunting Preserve

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June 25 - 26, 2022

Thorp, WI

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Fly-n-Gun Kennels

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July 9 - 10, 2022

Owosso, MI

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Crooked Foot Hunt Club

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July 16 - 17, 2022

Clayton, NY

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Webfoot Outdoors & Rimrock Kennels

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August 13 - 14, 2022

Circle, MT

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Todd Lehner Kennels

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August 27 - 28, 2022

Condon, OR

Ronnie, Instructor

Hosted by Highland Hills Ranch

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September 10 - 11, 2022

Phillipsburg, NJ

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Buttonwood Game Preserve

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September 24 - 25, 2022

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

June 3 - 5, 2022

Mott, ND

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by High Flyn Kennels

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September 10 - 11, 2022

Pawhuska, OK

Ronnie, Instructor

Hosted by Ronnie Smith Kennels

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September 26 - 28, 2022

Wilmington, OH

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Cherry Bend Pheasant Farm

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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

September 16 - 18, 2022

Lovelock, NV

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Nautydog Gun Dog Kennels

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October 7 - 9, 2022

Clayton, NY

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Webfoot Outdoors & Rimrock Kennels

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October 8 - 9, 2022

Pawhuska, OK

Ronnie, Instructor

Hosted by Ronnie Smith Kennels

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