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.
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.