Ronnie Smith Kennels is the expert in bird dog training—here they distill their experience.

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  • By Reid Bryant with Ronnie Smith and Susanna Love
  • Informative instruction and beautiful photography
  • Essential reference for both bird dogs and their owners

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With its combination of informative instruction and beautiful photography, Training Bird Dogs With Ronnie Smith Kennels is the only book you'll need to raise a great companion 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 stair-step method of replicable techniques that result in a bird dog that is well adjusted, confident, and driven to fulfill its potential. 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 both bird dogs and their owners. Ronnie Smith Kennels is the top breeder and trainer in the United States for pointers. Ronnie Smith is an internationally acclaimed dog trainer and a part of the most prestigious family in field dog training.

Penguin Random House.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Book was great, but jacket was torn. Training my first gun dog pointer and have read the first few chapters so far. Regarding the book, the prose are Great, but the paper book cover/jacket was torn several inches, even though the plastic wrap cover was intact!
Date published: 2021-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! Beautiful photography! Ronnie and Susanna have a great book that is as beautiful as it is instructional and informational. Their training methods, while evolved, date back to his family in the 1950's. Our family was lucky enough to have our first bird dog trained by them, and we're excited to head into his rookie season. This book is a great read for dog lovers and bird hunters alike. The photography is equally as beautiful, and invokes a want and a desire to get back in the field to seek our beloved upland birds, and watch our dogs do what they were born to do.
Date published: 2020-10-15
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