Rick Smith Foundation Seminar 2023

  • $400.00

May 27-28, 2023

8:00am - 4:00pm 

A foundation gives you a solid base to build upon and is the first formal step in molding your pup into a good bird dog. In the simplest form, a bird dog needs to know three behaviors; go with you, come to you, and stand still. We will show you how to have your dog walk calmly beside you (the onset of having your dog go with you in the field), introduce your dog to birds, develop points of contact fur cues, work your dog on a check cord including pointing and backing exercises… and much more. Key training tools at this stage are the Command Lead, check cord and whoa post. This is the beginning of teaching your dog the fundamentals that every bird dog needs to know. No matter your level of expertise, the Foundation Seminar is the place to start with this training format.

Understanding your animal is the key to success in any training. At each seminar Rick concentrates on reading every dog’s body language and understanding his canine nature. Rick will spend time talking with you, both in group settings and individually. You and your dog will be given the opportunity to work together completing exercises under Rick Smith’s guidance.

Seminars are held at and around Quinebaug Kennels in Canterbury, CT.

For more information email Jennifer Broome at:  jbroome@qkdogs.com

For more information about Rick and the Huntsmith seminars, visit:

https://qkdogs.com/rick-smith-seminars-at-qk-2018/ or https://qkdogs.com/about/meet-the-team/friendly-links/