Foundation Seminar - Condon, Oregon
To register for this course, please fill out the online registration form below.
Date: August 28-29, 2021
Spend your weekend at the Foundation Seminar learning about the nature of bird dogs and how to train them successfully. During this seminar, your instructor will walk you through the first stage of the Smith Method of training your bird dog, the Foundation Level. This is the hub of the entire training method and all training disciplines build from what is taught at this stage.
Hands-on training will begin at 8:00 Saturday and Sunday mornings. During the seminar, your instructor will go over the Foundation Level of training in-depth and get you going through each of the steps with your dog. There is plenty of demonstrations, group sessions, and hands-on learning. You will work on bird introductions, check-cording to birds, pointing, honoring, recalling, heeling, and general behavior issues. All of the training exercises will be teaching your dog behaviors on a rope. The essentials at this level of training are to set your dog up for success with a healthy mindset, teach points of contact to develop behaviors, and build your dog's prey drive. Your instructor will teach you to start reading your dog's behavior and help you to understand what your dog is truly feeling. Seminar sessions will adjourn at 4:00 pm. If you have any questions regarding this seminar, don't hesitate to contact the seminar host.
Select how many adults will attend to start the registration process. You can add kids in step 2 of the process. You may bring one FREE kid per paying adult.
BRING A KID
YOU CAN BRING YOUR KID FOR FREE! (ages 10-16). This is a perfect opportunity to get your kid involved in the outdoors, get your kid interested in dogs, AND build the right foundation for training dogs for the rest of their lives.