Rick Smith Foundation Seminar 2022

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  • If you're looking for a better relationship with your dog, both at home and in the field, our Rick Smith Foundation Level Seminar is for you. From puppy hood through the basics of being a bird dog, all the essential skills you and your dog will need are covered at this seminar. You will be trained to train your dog, with Rick’s guidance. From problem dogs to complete beginners, there is something for everyone and every dog.

    The Seminar begins with a slide presentation on Friday evening designed to overview the training process. Saturday and Sunday are spent all day in the field with you and your dog practicing training techniques that have been used for over 80 years by Rick, his father, Delmar Smith, and his grandfather, Dutch Epperson. (Inclement weather will bring the seminar indoors for lecture, demonstration and slides.) Opportunity for individual counseling ensures that every step is mastered before moving on to more advanced work. Areas to be covered are: laying the proper foundation, yard and field training, preventing and correcting faults, bird work, natural and force retrieving, and using both the check cord and electronic collar.

    The event dates are May 14-15th and will be held near our facility in Port Matilda, PA. Your are urged to bring your dog and class size is limited - so don't delay.

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