Training Bird Dogs with Ronnie Smith Kennels: Proven Techniques and an Upland Tradition
With its combination of informative instruction and beautiful photography, this is the only training book you'll need to raise a great dog for home and field.
Ronnie Smith Kennels provides trainers, owners, and dog handlers with the most refined, developed, and proven methodology for training a pointing dog. The Smith family has spent two generations working thousands of dogs through a stairstep method of replicable techniques that result in a bird dog that is well adjusted, confident, and driven to fulfill its potential. Training Bird Dogs with Ronnie Smith Kennels shares the tradition of excellence and insight with a broader public.
A great bird dog is a combination of great genetics, optimal exposure to game, and proven training. This book provides clear, concise lessons that enable owners and trainers to see their dogs as individuals and maximize those individual talents. Yet the lessons go deeper too, illuminating frequent mistakes and the process for correcting them.
Written with a keen understanding of how owners go astray, this book allows even a first-time owner the opportunity to work through the phases of training a bird dog. From developing a confident puppy to introducing live birds, this book is an essential reference for bird dog owners.
Table of Contents:
Page 10: Foreword
Page 16: Introduction
Page 24: History
Page 42: Part 1: Development
Page 120: Part 2: Formal Training
Page 226: Part 3: Becoming A Bird Dog
Page 242: What We Have Learned
Page 248: Glossary
Page 255: Acknowledgements
About Ronnie Smith Kennels:
Ronnie Smith Kennels has been producing top notch bird dogs since 1956. Fondly refered to as RSK, the kennels is home of the bird dog training duo Ronnie Smith and Susanna Love. RSK has recently relocated to the rolling hills of northern Osage County, Oklahoma and offers a state of the art facility and ideal training grounds. RSK welcomes dogs and owners from across the country for training and boarding.
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Universe (October 1, 2019)
Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 1.1 x 11.3 inches
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