EVENTS

AUGUST 7th & 8th, 2021

Foundation Training Seminar with Ronnie Smith

Meemo’s Farm is proud to introduce legendary bird dog trainer Ronnie Smith who will be conducting a foundation training seminar here at Meemo’s Farm in August …..

What is the Foundation Seminar?

This stage of training is the hub of the Smith Training Method. All the disciplines taught at this first stage of training are utilized to develop polished bird dogs.
This is the ideal place to begin your training with the Smith Training Method

Spend the weekend 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. 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 around 3:00 pm.

Limited to a small number of participants.

Cost – $395 per person

Overnight Packages are available – contact the Office for details.

Meemo’s Farm
231 734 9066

For more on Ronnie Smith please refer to his website www.ronniesmithkennels.com

Ronnie and a young English Pointer joined up as a team in the field[/caption]

About Ronnie Smith

Ronnie’s life has revolved around bird dogs. His father, Ronnie Smith Sr started Ronnie Smith Kennels (RSK) IN 1956, while his uncle is the bird dog legend Delmar Smith who is recognized as the founder of the Smith Training Method ad is a Field Trial Hall of Fame inductee

At the age of 14 Ronnie’s dad set him up with his first professional training dog sparking a passion and a love of dogs that have been a driving force throughout Ronnie’s life
Ronnie began running RSK on his own in 1982 after his father passed away. Since then he has spent decades giving seminars across the country, helping people to better understand their dogs and how to interact with a dog in a way that helps the dog

Ronnie spent much of his life in guiding camps where he guided hunts for wild bobwhite quail on some of the largest ranches in Texas. He has run the guiding operations on the 666 Ranch, Mariposa Ranch and the Norrias Division of the King Ranch. Ronnie has had the privilege of guiding dignitaries such as President George H.W. Bush, President George W Bush, Secretary of State James Baker, astronaut Eugene Cernan and hall of fame football player Lynn Swann.

AUGUST 9th & 10th, 2020

Intermediate Training Seminar with Ronnie Smith

Meemo’s Farm is proud to introduce legendary bird dog trainer Ronnie Smith who will be conducting a foundation training seminar here at Meemo’s Farm in August …..

What is the Intermediate Seminar?

At the Intermediate Seminar you are well on your way to having your dog trained using the Smith training method. At this point, your dog has a solid foundation, has a conditioned response to cues, and has completed his whoa post work. The Intermediate Seminar will take you through the transition to the e-collar. This transition to light cues with an e-collar allows an off lead heel, honoring another dog’s point, and steadying your dog on game. This seminar enables you to move away from training with the mechanical cues of a rope. One-on-one sessions with your instructor, combined with numerous opportunities for learning from dogs on their bird work, make this a particularly fun seminar.

The agenda for this seminar will fluctuate according to the level and proficiency of each class. In order for your dog to be ready to participate in this level, your dog needs to have, at minimum, completed the whoa post series and have a good association with a mechanical cue on the flank. These seminars are geared to help you develop a better relationship with your dog, both at home and in the field. Our format concentrates on animal behavior and reading what each individual animal is feeling. We believe that to understand the world through your dog’s point of view, you first have to be able to understand your true dog’s nature. Throughout the weekend we will give you tips on reading your dog’s body language, as it is your dog’s sole means of communicating with you. Packed full of great information, the seminars are also a lot of fun and a good way to meet other people that are active with their bird dogs. The seminar will run from 8:00 to 4:00 each day with a break for lunch. There will be plenty of hands-on training and group sessions. Our seminars have something to offer people at every level of expertise. So bring your dog and a lawn chair and come have a fun weekend with us! All breeds and levels of experience are welcome!

Limited to a small number of participants.

Cost – $795 per person

Overnight Packages are available – contact the Office for details.

Meemo’s Farm
231 734 9066

For more on Ronnie Smith please refer to his website www.ronniesmithkennels.com

Ronnie and a young English Pointer joined up as a team in the field[/caption]

About Ronnie Smith

Ronnie’s life has revolved around bird dogs. His father, Ronnie Smith Sr started Ronnie Smith Kennels (RSK) IN 1956, while his uncle is the bird dog legend Delmar Smith who is recognized as the founder of the Smith Training Method ad is a Field Trial Hall of Fame inductee

At the age of 14 Ronnie’s dad set him up with his first professional training dog sparking a passion and a love of dogs that have been a driving force throughout Ronnie’s life
Ronnie began running RSK on his own in 1982 after his father passed away. Since then he has spent decades giving seminars across the country, helping people to better understand their dogs and how to interact with a dog in a way that helps the dog

Ronnie spent much of his life in guiding camps where he guided hunts for wild bobwhite quail on some of the largest ranches in Texas. He has run the guiding operations on the 666 Ranch, Mariposa Ranch and the Norrias Division of the King Ranch. Ronnie has had the privilege of guiding dignitaries such as President George H.W. Bush, President George W Bush, Secretary of State James Baker, astronaut Eugene Cernan and hall of fame football player Lynn Swann.

September 12 – 15, 2021

Fun Hunt with a Couple of Outdoor Greats:
Join Steve Smith and Tom Huggler
for quail shooting.

Join renowned outdoor writers Steve Smith and Tom Huggler for the best quail shooting the North Country has ever seen at Meemo’s Farm in Evart, Michigan, November 8 – 11, 2020.

Under the direction of dog trainer and upland expert Tracey Lieske, developer and owner of Wild Wing Lodge in Kentucky, and hunting manager at Meemo’s, the lodge now has some of the finest quail shooting to be found anywhere.

You’ll hunt with Smith and Huggler for a day and a half of virtually unlimited bobwhite shooting on huge, fast-flying coveys, and a day on unlimited ringnecks. All this for the great sport and to test your dog on these birds and potentially with dogs of other guests because this is also an impromptu field trial (if you wish), so we are asking participants to bring your dogs and get in on the fun!

 


The schedule looks like this:

Day 1
Arrive: After 3 pm
Dinner: 7 pm

Day 2
Breakfast: 8 am
Full Day Unlimited Quail: 9 am
Lunch: 12:30 pm
Full Day Unlimited Quail: After lunch
Dinner: 7 pm

Day 3
Breakfast: 8 am
Full Day Unlimited Pheasant: 9 am
Lunch: 12:30 pm
Full Day Unlimited Pheasant: After lunch
Dinner: 7 pm

Day 4
Breakfast: 8 am
Half-Day Limited Quail (25 birds/gun): 9 am
Lunch: 12 pm
Depart: After lunch

In addition, we will be joined by Al Stewart, Michigan DNR Upland Game Bird supervisor (and setter man) who will speak on hunting grouse, woodcock, and pheasants in the North Country.

The price is $3,150 per person plus MI tax; 50% deposit required.

This event is limited to only nine shooters and their dogs (guest kennels available). To learn more, email info@MeemosFarm.com.

PAST EVENTS

November 8 – 11, 2020

Fun Hunt with a Couple of Outdoor Greats:
Join Steve Smith and Tom Huggler
for quail shooting.

Join renowned outdoor writers Steve Smith and Tom Huggler for the best quail shooting the North Country has ever seen at Meemo’s Farm in Evart, Michigan, November 8 – 11, 2020.

Under the direction of dog trainer and upland expert Tracey Lieske, developer and owner of Wild Wing Lodge in Kentucky, and hunting manager at Meemo’s, the lodge now has some of the finest quail shooting to be found anywhere.

You’ll hunt with Smith and Huggler for a day and a half of virtually unlimited bobwhite shooting on huge, fast-flying coveys, and a day on unlimited ringnecks. All this for the great sport and to test your dog on these birds and potentially with dogs of other guests because this is also an impromptu field trial (if you wish), so we are asking participants to bring your dogs and get in on the fun!

 


The schedule looks like this:

Day 1
Arrive: After 3 pm
Dinner: 7 pm

Day 2
Breakfast: 8 am
Full Day Unlimited Quail: 9 am
Lunch: 12:30 pm
Full Day Unlimited Quail: After lunch
Dinner: 7 pm

Day 3
Breakfast: 8 am
Full Day Unlimited Pheasant: 9 am
Lunch: 12:30 pm
Full Day Unlimited Pheasant: After lunch
Dinner: 7 pm

Day 4
Breakfast: 8 am
Half-Day Limited Quail (25 birds/gun): 9 am
Lunch: 12 pm
Depart: After lunch

In addition, we will be joined by Al Stewart, Michigan DNR Upland Game Bird supervisor (and setter man) who will speak on hunting grouse, woodcock, and pheasants in the North Country.

This event is limited to only nine shooters and their dogs (guest kennels available). To learn more, email info@MeemosFarm.com.

AUGUST 8th & 9th, 2020

Foundation Training Seminar with Ronnie Smith

Meemo’s Farm is proud to introduce legendary bird dog trainer Ronnie Smith who will be conducting a foundation training seminar here at Meemo’s Farm in August …..

What is the Foundation Seminar?

This stage of training is the hub of the Smith Training Method. All the disciplines taught at this first stage of training are utilized to develop polished bird dogs.
This is the ideal place to begin your training with the Smith Training Method

Spend the weekend 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. 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 around 3:00 pm.

Limited to a small number of participants

Overnight Packages are available – contact the Office for details.

Meemo’s Farm
231 734 9066

For more on Ronnie Smith please refer to his website www.ronniesmithkennels.com

About Ronnie Smith

Ronnie’s life has revolved around bird dogs. His father, Ronnie Smith Sr started Ronnie Smith Kennels (RSK) IN 1956, while his uncle is the bird dog legend Delmar Smith who is recognized as the founder of the Smith Training Method ad is a Field Trial Hall of Fame inductee

At the age of 14 Ronnie’s dad set him up with his first professional training dog sparking a passion and a love of dogs that have been a driving force throughout Ronnie’s life
Ronnie began running RSK on his own in 1982 after his father passed away. Since then he has spent decades giving seminars across the country, helping people to better understand their dogs and how to interact with a dog in a way that helps the dog

Ronnie spent much of his life in guiding camps where he guided hunts for wild bobwhite quail on some of the largest ranches in Texas. He has run the guiding operations on the 666 Ranch, Mariposa Ranch and the Norrias Division of the King Ranch. Ronnie has had the privilege of guiding dignitaries such as President George H.W. Bush, President George W Bush, Secretary of State James Baker, astronaut Eugene Cernan and hall of fame football player Lynn Swann.