2018 Foundation Seminars

$400/person
DateAddressLocationContactPhone
January 27-28
Rick Smith Instructor
Boston, GAJennifer Broome
March 24-25
Rick Smith Instructor
29625 County Rd. 14
Zamora, CA 95698
Quail Point Hunt ClubDavid Martin
530-735-6217
March 24-25
Ronnie Smith Instructor
2200 Channel Rd.
Pylesville, MD 21132
Mason-Dixon Game OutfittersKim Lewis
410-836-1800
April 14-15
Rick Smith Instructor
2679 Free Union Rd.
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Spring Haven FarmPeter Easter
434-906-1776
804-784-3882
April 21-22
Rick Smith Instructor
9631 N. State Rt. 91
Peoria, IL 61615
Dogwood Brittany KennelTodd Parmenter
217-871-4559
May 5-6
Rick Smith Instructor
Rt. 220 S-P.O. Box 480
Port Matilda, PA 16870
Lion Country SupplyJaime Daughenbaugh
800-662-5202
May 12-13
Rick Smith Instructor
P.O. Box 1094
Belgrade, MT 59714
Missouri Head Waters Gun Dog ClubPriscilla Robinson
406-539-6118
May 19-20
Rick Smith Instructor
725 Cedar St.
Hudson, CO 80642
Dogs UnlimitedAlan O. Davison
800-338-3647
May 26-27
Rick Smith Instructor
265 North Society Rd.
Canterbury, CT 06331
Quinebaugh KennelsJennifer Broome
860-546-2116
June 9-10
Rick Smith Instructor
78590 125th Street
Le Roy, MN 55951
Three Arrows Hunting PreserveBen Jacobsen
507-438-3313
July 14-15
Rick Smith Instructor
7303 S. Delaney Rd.
Owosso, MI 48867
Crooked Food Hunt ClubDan Canedo
734-564-3305
July 21-22
Rick Smith Instructor
8620 Oak Street
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Wisconsin Rapids, WIJeff/Ruth Martin
715-572-1712
July 28-29
Rick Smith Instructor
37355 Clayton Center Rd.
Clayton, NY 13624
Webfoot Outdoors Sport Dog Training ComplexMartha Imperato or Mark Gawron
315-222-4440
585-370-2624
August 18-19
Rick Smith Instructor
90 Covell Rd.
Fairfield, Maine 04937
Square One KennelGreg & Stephanie McNeal
207-592-8047
September 8-9
Rick Smith Instructor
175 Buttonwood Lane
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
Buttonwood Game PreserveGail Ryker
908-454-7116
September 22-23
Rick Smith Instructor
1000 Fairview Rd.
Lovelock, NV 89419
Nautydog Gun Dog KennelsTim Ricketts
775-843-7811
September 29-30
Rick Smith Instructor
2326 Cherrybend Rd.
Wilmington, OH 45177
CherryBend Pheasant FarmBeth Ellis
937-584-4269

2018 Intermediate Seminars

$800/person
DateAddressLocationContactPhone
March 16-18
Rick Smith Instructor
7303 S. Delaney Rd.
Owosso, MI 48867
Crooked Foot Hunt ClubDan Canedo
734-564-3305
March 26-28
Ronnie Smith Instructor
2200 Channel Rd.
Pylesville, MD 21132
Mason-Dixon Game OutfittersKim Lewis
(410) 836-1800
April 27-29
Rick Smith Instructor
N300 Birch Drive
Thorp, WI 54771
Fly-n-Gun KennelsCraig Steinbach
715-669-3303
June 2-3
Rick Smith Instructor
7228 Juniper Drive
Mott, ND 58646
High Fly'n KennelsGreg/Carla Fryar
612-840-8013
612-791-6514
June 11-13
Rick Smith Instructor
78590 125th street
Le Roy, MN 55951
Three Arrows Hunting PreserveBen Jacobsen
507-438-3313
October 1-3
Rick Smith Instructor
2326 Cherrybend Rd.
Wilmington, OH 45177
CherryBend Pheasant FarmBeth Ellis
937-584-4269
October 12-14
Rick Smith Instructor
37355 Clayton Center Rd.
Clayton, NY 13624
Webfoot Outdoors Sport Dog Training ComplexMark Gawron or Martha Imperato
585-370-2624
315-222-4440

2018 Advanced Academy Seminars

$1300/person
DateAddressLocationContactPhone
March 5-7
Rick Smith Instructor
2326 Cherrybend Rd.
Wilmington, OH 45177
CherryBend Pheasant FarmBeth Ellis
937-584-4269

2018 Presentation

$200/Person
DateAddressLocationContactPhone
June 24
Rick Smith Instructor
N2783 McVey Rd.
Gilman, WI 54433
Hay Creek KennelSonny/Shannon Piekarz
715-828-2418

2018 Dog Talk

$200/Person
DateAddressLocationContactPhone
June 23
Rick Smith Instructor
N2783 McVey Rd.
Gilman, WI 54433
Hay Creek KennelSonny/Shannon Piekarz
715-828-2418

2018 Handler's Seminar

$800/person
DateAddressLocationContactPhone
January 6-7
Rick Smith Instructor
2200 Channel Rd.
Pylesville, MD 21132
Mason-Dixon OutfittersKim Lewis
(410) 836-1800

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11.20.2008The Whoa Post Redux - Part 2

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06.15.2008What is a Figure 8?

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