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Training Bird Dogs with Ronnie Smith Kennels
“There is joy in every moment with a bird dog. Seek that joy, cultivate an appreciation of what each individual bird dog is, and enjoy how marvelous a relationship with a bird dog can be. You will be hooked on bird dogs forever. The journey of training never ends.”
Pro Line Command Lead
Garmin E-collar - Pro 550
Reliable classic, rugged design of the trusted Pro Series E-collars is what we use every day and what we recommend to our clients.
Puppy Development I Setting Your Pup Up For Success
Get your puppy started off right from the day you bring him home! In this video Rick and Ronnie give you insight to raising a young puppy right from crate training to working on the table.
Puppy Development II Introduction to the Field
Bring out your pup's inherent prey drive and prepare your bird dog for formal training with our Puppy Development DVD series!
The Silent Command System of Bird Dog Training: Volume 1 (Foundation)
This video will walk you through the first steps of formal training, the Foundation Level of Training. This is the hub of our entire training format and every thing in the training system is built up the skills taught at this training level. Topics covered during the Foundation include developing points of contact through the use of the Command Lead, Check Cord, and Whoa Post.
The Silent Command System of Bird Dog Training: Volume 2 (Intermediate)
The Intermediate video covers the second stage of formal training. This video will show you how to use the foundation you have developed to transition all of your cues to low level cue of an e-collar without ever confusing your dog. At this stage you can begin to steady your dog on game, handle him in the field with remote cues, and heel off lead.
Leather Dog Collar
You will find these collars on every dog in our kennel. Leather is smooth against a dog's neck and will not pull hair like a lot of nylon collars. This also helps the collar rotate around your dog's neck when you cue with a checkcord, thus maintaining a consistent point of contact.
A good check cord makes a world of difference when you are training your dog! This rope is manufactured specifically for our family and is the only check cord that we use when we are training dogs.
Having trouble heeling your dog? The Command Lead is a great way to teach your dog to heel calmly on a loose lead!