Big Springs Shooting Range – Iowa's Premier Shooting Experience - will host renowned bird dog trainer Ronnie Smith for a one-day dog training demonstration seminar, May 17, 2014, at the state-of-the-art shooting facility in Searsboro, IA.
Smith will demonstrate the Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced levels of his dog training system, and give advice and tips on how to train and prepare bird dogs for the field.
"Everything we do is for a reason," said Ronnie Smith. "We use a very structured, stepped system that ends with a solid foundation, and no confusion for the dog."
Participants are asked to leave their dogs at home. Smith will accept a few local dogs to work as examples during the seminar; interested owners should contact him at 918-783-5400.
"We are very excited to host this sort of event," said Big Springs Manager Kelly Bryan. "It's the first one of its kind at Big Springs, and the Smiths are known all over the world for their dogs and training."
Registration for the seminar is $300, and is now open. To register, or for more information, contact Big Springs Shooting Range at 641-623-8511.
About Ronnie Smith
Ronnie Smith is a professional bird dog trainer, and operates the well-known Ronnie Smith Kennels in Big Cabin, OK. He is a member of the famous Smith family, recognized for more than 50 years of gun dog training, and is also the instructor for the Smith's Trainer Certification Program.
About Big Springs Shooting Range
Big Springs Shooting Range is a state-of-the art shooting facility featuring world-class trap, skeet and 5-stand ranges, handgun and rifle bays, and a 500-yard rifle range, along with guided upland hunting and acres of carefully managed pheasant habitat. Accommodations are available at the Linden House, located in nearby Lynnville, IA. Linden House is a unique bed & breakfast in a relaxed country setting with a riverfront view, a full-service kitchen and restored 1860s-era bar. For more information, call 641-623-8511 or visit www.bigspringsrange.com.