Now that the summer holidays have passed, it is certainly time to start planning for the upcoming Hunting Seasons. Or, if you have that puppy that you just have not gotten ready to train and need help on starting it off on the right track, the Volunteer Brittany Club would like to invite any gun dog owner to join us for a weekend of learning how to train our dogs.
Our instructor is Rick Smith, one of the most sought after training instructors in the US today. You can read all about his credentials on his website www.huntsmith.com. But Rick has the history and practical program to help you start off that young dog or even a older one, with a sound approach to the fundamentals we all need to bring the dog to it's full potential. Rick's accomplishments in the Field Trial community are impressive, but along with his training seminars, he manages and oversees the operations at Mariposa Ranch in Texas for training all the working dogs the Ranch uses during the hunting season. He annually starts upwards of 100 dogs used by members and guests. Safe to say that he knows how to train Bird Dogs and Retrievers.
Starting with the Friday night get acquainted gathering and seminar overview presentation and through the Sunday the seminar is totally geared to providing you and your dog with the essential tools you'll need and will use in every training session you plan for bringing your hunting companion to adulthood.
The seminar will be held from Friday, Sept. 14 thru Sunday Sept. 16th, 2007 at the West Tennessee Field Trail Club grounds and headquarters near Somerville, TN.
For more information you can go to Rick's website (www.huntsmith.com) or by contacting me by phone or by email. I'll be glad to send out a brochure. When you have signed up and submitted the seminar fee you will get all the information you'll need to get you to this terrific seminar in the beautiful rolling farmlands of southwest Tennessee.
Remember, this seminar is hands on and you are expected to bring you dog. I'm sure you will both enjoy the weekend and take away some lasting memories, new friendships and a renewed vigor for training.