We at MDGO have been training with the Smith's Silent Command Method since 1997 and hosting their seminars since 2003.
We believe in this training and recommend it to all bird dog owners.
Rick Smith Handler's Clinic
January 7th & 8th 2017 for the Upcoming Handler’s Clinic at MDGO with Rick Smith.
There are no prior seminars required for this clinic although it would be best to have an understanding about the silent command system of training. Rick will be working with each person to enhance the training that you have to best handle your dog. The seminar will be tailored to the needs brought forth with the individuals within the group.
4-10 persons in the clinic, The cost is $800. We will be taking $200 deposits to secure a spot in this seminar. It is a first come first serve basis and we will have to close the student number at 10 to ensure personalized attention to all participants.
Please feel free to contact Rick Smith @ (804)784-3882 for questions about the clinic and
Kim Lewis @ Kim@masondixonoutfitters.com or (410)836-1800 to sign-up, get directions or find the nearest hotel. Checks can be made payable to MDGO.
Ronnie Smith Dog Training Seminars
Mason-Dixon Game Outfitters will be hosting seminars with Ronnie Smith:
Foundation Seminar – March 25 & 26, 2017
Intermediate Seminar - March 27th, 28th and 29th, 2017
a $100 for Foundation and/or $200 for Intermediate deposit needed to reserve your spot.
Foundation Seminar:$395/student- If you're looking for a better relationship with your dog, both at home and in the field, you've come to the right place. From puppyhood through the basics of being a bird dog, all the basic skills you and your dog will need can be found here. You will be trained to train your dog, with Rick and/or Ronnie's guidance.
You'll work with the Command Lead, check cord, and whoa post, as well as the chain, and your dog will have numerous opportunities to work birds and introduce the gun properly.
Intermediate Seminar: $795/student- If your dog has the foundation prepared and you’re ready for the new challenge, sign up for the intermediate Seminar! You will work one-on-one with your instructor on live pigeons in field conditions. This will help you work out any basic problems you’ve been having, as well as providing your dog with numerous opportunities to hunt. The camaraderie, support, and fun helps everybody learn, and you’ll be amazed at the difference these touches can make. Don’t miss this! Stimulating the point of contact that has been introduced in the foundation seminar into a remote queing with an e-collar. Gain the controls needed to make a better hunting partnership with your dog and be able to keep your dog safe in hunt situations.
Prerequisite: Must have attended the Foundation seminar
Advanced Academy: $1,300/ student - Here’s your chance to put the finishing touches on your dog! Work one-on-one with your instructor and your dog over 400 quail over the course of the Academy. You will put the final touches on whoa, steady to flush, and honoring/backing. This is the top level class available and will give you all the extra touches that make a good bird dog great. Plan on long days, hard work, fun, and learning. When you’re not running your dog, you will watch and learn from seeing your fellow students work their dogs. It all combines into a learning and training experience that is second to none.
Prerequisite: Must have attended the Foundation and Intermediate seminars