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
Cost – $395 per person
Overnight Packages are available – contact the Office for details.
231 734 9066
For more on Ronnie Smith please refer to his website www.ronniesmithkennels.com
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.