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 20 - 21, 2021

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

April 24 - 25, 2021

Pylesville, MD

Ronnie, Instructor

Hosted by Mason-Dixon Game Outfitters

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May 1 - 2, 2021

Riverhead, NY

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by J. Wells Kennels

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May 15 - 16, 2021

Port Matilda, PA

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Lion Country Supply

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May 22 - 23, 2021

Canterbury, CT

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Quinebaug Kennels

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June 5 - 6, 2021

Mott, ND

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by High Flyn Kennels

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June 5 - 6, 2021

Pawhuska, Ok

Ronnie, Instructor

Hosted by Ronnie Smith Kennels

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June 12 - 13, 2021

Le Roy, MN

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Three Arrows Hunting Preserve

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June 26 - 27, 2021

Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Stoney Brook Outfitters

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July 10 - 11, 2021

Owosso, MI

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Crooked Foot Hunt Club

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July 24 - 25, 2021

Clayton, NY

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Webfoot Outdoors & Rimrock Kennels

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August 7 - 8, 2021

Circle, MT

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Todd Lehner Kennels

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August 28 - 29, 2021

Condon, Oregon

Ronnie, Instructor

Hosted by Highland Hills Ranch

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September 11 - 12, 2021

Phillipsburg, NJ

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Buttonwood Game Preserve

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September 18 - 19, 2021

Lovelock, NV

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Nautydog Gun Dog Kennels

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September 25 - 26, 2021

Wilmington, OH

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Cherry Bend Pheasant Farm

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October 16 - 17, 2021

Gainesville, FL

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Perry Plantation

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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 23 - 25, 2021

Thorp, WI

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Fly-n-Gun Kennels

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April 26 - 27, 2021

Pylesville, MD

Ronnie, Instructor

Hosted by Mason-Dixon Game Outfitters

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June 14 - 15, 2021

Le Roy, MN

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Three Arrows Hunting Preserve

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August 30 - 31, 2021

Condon, Oregon

Ronnie, Instructor

Hosted by Highland Hills Ranch

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September 27 - 28, 2021

Wilmington, OH

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Cherry Bend Pheasant Farm

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October 9 - 10, 2021

Pawhuska, OK

Ronnie, Instructor

Hosted by Ronnie Smith Kennels

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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

October 8 - 10, 2021

Clayton, NY

Rick, Instructor

Hosted by Webfoot Outdoors & Rimrock Kennels

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November 6 - 7, 2021

Pawhuska, OK

Ronnie, Instructor

Hosted by Ronnie Smith Kennels

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