Dogs Unlimited Teams Up With Professional Bird Dog Trainers, Rick and Ronnie Smith, For the Eighth Year

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Have the dog that all of your friends want to hunt behind. Gun dog training seminars can help.

2013 Smith Training Seminars

The Smith family has been training bird dogs since 1945

The emphasis is on “training the trainer” so that every student leaves. . . with an arsenal of training info to take their bird dog to that next level.

Have you ever dreamed of having that special gun dog that gets you invited to hunt every weekend? One that will get invited to go even if you can’t make it?

For many gun dog owners the challenge of training their own dog for hunting can be fraught with pitfalls and perils that, quite possibly, can ruin a good dog for life. However, short of sending the dog away to a professional trainer in some faraway place, many folks have nowhere else to turn for help.

But help is on the way.

“We have been hosting the Rick Smith Foundation Seminar for eight years now,” says DOGS Unlimited’s Alan O. Davison, “and we never get tired of seeing the excellent—sometimes amazing—results.

“And the change is usually in the dog owner more than in the dog. Because the focus is on training the person to train their own dog.” That, combined with DOGS Unlimited’s huge array of training supplies, can put one well on their way to that ideal, well trained bird dog.

The Foundation Seminar, taught by Rick Smith, starts with the basics of obedience to the handler’s commands, and continues through the two-and-a-half day weekend, ending with bird work. “Rick is always accessible, tirelessly answering every question put to him until the questions run out,” says Davison.

For those who have completed the Foundation Seminar, Ronnie Smith will be holding the Intermediate Seminar with more advanced training for both dog owner and dog. Again, the emphasis is on “training the trainer” so that every student leaves the three-and-a-half day seminar with an arsenal of training info to take their bird dog to that next level.

Examples of breeds that can benefit are: Brittanys, Vizslas, German Shorthaired Pointers, Labrador, Golden, or Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, any other pointing, retrieving or flushing dog.

Rick Smith is devoted to training people how to train their bird dogs. Before becoming a full time seminar instructor, Rick compiled a remarkable field trial record in National, Open National and International Championships, including more than one hundred All-Age firsts.

Ronnie Smith is a professional bird dog trainer, seminar instructor, and guides hunts on the big country ranches of Texas. He also conducts an advanced level seminar in Big Cabin, OK.

Foundation Seminar: June 7 - 9, 2013
Intermediate Seminar: May 9 - 12, 2013
Location: Hudson, Colorado USA
Contact: DOGS Unlimited 800-338-DGS (3647)

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