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 1 - 2, 2019

Mott, ND

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by High Flyn Kennels

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June 8 - 9, 2019

Le Roy, MN

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Three Arrows Hunting Preserve

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June 22 - 23, 2019

Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Stoney Brook Outfitters

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July 13 - 14, 2019

Owosso, MI

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Crooked Foot Hunt Club

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July 27 - 28, 2019

Clayton, NY

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Webfoot Outdoors Sport Dog Training Complex

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September 14 - 15, 2019

Phillipsburg, NJ

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Buttonwood Game Preserve

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September 28 - 29, 2019

Wilmington, OH

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Cherry Bend Pheasant Farm

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October 19 - 20, 2019

Hilliard, FL

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Mid-Florida Brittany Club/SSJ 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 10 - 12, 2019

Le Roy, MN

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Three Arrows Hunting Preserve

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June 15 - 17, 2019

Fairfield, ME

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Square One Kennel / Wildwind Kennels

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September 21 - 23, 2019

Lovelock, NV

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Nauty Dog Kennels

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September 30 - 2, 2019

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

June 8 - 9, 2019

Pawhuska, OK

Ronnie, Instructor

Hosted by Ronnie Smith Kennels

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October 11 - 13, 2019

Clayton, NY

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Webfoot Outdoors Sport Dog Training Complex

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