MOGA Events

  • Foundation Seminar: Rick Smith of Huntsmith Kennels

    Celebrating over 50 Years of helping people train their bird dogs

    A Hall of Fame Inductee, Rick Smith has devoted his life to bird dogs. Before becoming a full time seminar instructor, Rick compiled a remarkable field trial record including 3 National Championships, 7 US Open Championships, 6 International Championships and more than 100 All-Age firsts. He shares his expertise in training, trialing, and hunting through his seminars.

    The Smith Philosophy

    With over 60 years of experience guiding, trialing, and training Rick and his cousin Ronnie Smith believe “you have to think like a dog to successfully train a dog.” This approach to training is effective with all dogs, no matter neither the discipline nor the breed. The Smith’s focus and passion happens to be upland bird dogs. Their life’s work has been based on a love and respect for bird dogs and they are dedicated to understanding canine natural instincts and psychology. The training system developed by the Smiths enables people at all levels of proficiency and knowledge to have a better relationship with their dog. Whether you are looking for a companion dog that you can take hunting on the weekend or a field trial champion this training format will benefit you. Start with the Foundation Level and follow the Smith’s training steps to a confident finished bird dog.


    Foundation Seminar

    Foundation seminar will begin on Friday April 7th, 2017 with a meet and greet, introduction and registration 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The location will be sent to those who register.

    Saturday and Sunday April 8th &9th the seminar will run from 8 am to 4 pm. We will break for lunch for one hour. The lunches will be available to all and we will ask for donations.

    The Goal at the Foundation Level will be to develop your dog’s behavior around birds and develop conditioned responses through mechanical cues for obedience

    The cost is $400 per person. The seminar will also be limited to 30 people. Please mail a $100 deposit to confirm your registration. No checks will be cashed until after the seminar.

    PO BOX 1094
    BELGRADE, MT 59714

5 Microwave Hill Road Suite I
Montana City, MT 59634
Ph: (406) 449-3578 / Fax: (406) 449-9769