Montana Brittany Club
Montana German Shorthair Pointer Club
Rick Smith’s
Pointing Dog Training Foundation Seminar
Fri, Sat & Sun, July 17-19, 2009
Bozeman, MT
Now full, reservations no longer being accepted.
Updated 6-6-09

If you’re looking for a better relationship with your dog, both at home and in the field, you’ve come to the right place. From puppyhood through the basics of being a bird dog, all the basic skills you and your dog will need can be found here. You will be trained to train your dog, with Rick’s guidance. You’ll work with the Command Lead, check cord, and whoa post, as well as the chain, and your dog will have numerous opportunities to work birds. These seminars are very popular and fill rapidly, so please call the host to reserve your spot.

For more information on seminars see Rick’s web site


Friday 7/17:        
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM    Registration & Introduction

Saturday 7/18:   
8:00 AM – Noon    Foundation Tools and Techniques
Noon – 1:00 PM    Lunch Break
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM    Live Bird Field Exercises

Sunday 7/19:       
8:00 AM – Noon    Whoa Post Training
Noon – 1:00 PM    Lunch Break
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM    Trained Retrieve

TUITION          $350 – Paid in advance to hold reservation

For information contact Bob Myers, 406-422-0213,


All seminar activities will be held at this location, No overnight camping permitted

Old Springhill Homestead
10711 Corbly Gulch Road
Bozeman, MT 59715


Lawn Chair (a must)
Flat Leather Collar*
Check Cord*
Lead Rope*
Gloves (a must - good fitting leather gloves for check cord work,)
Rain Gear (seminar continues regardless of weather)
Walking boots
Rubber Boots for damp conditions
Pans for water and feed
*Items available for purchase at the seminar

ACCOMMODATIONS – Please make reservations immediately

Camping (available within minutes of the Seminar grounds):
    Bear Canyon Campground (406) 587-1575
    Sunrise Campground (406) 587-4797
    Bozeman KOA (406) 587-3030

Dog Friendly Motels (Please contact directly for specific dog policies and fees):
    AmericInn (406) 522-8686 (Closest to seminar site)
    The Bozeman Inn (406)587-3176
    Holiday Inn Express Belgrade (406) 388-0800
    La Quinta Inn & Suites Belgrade (406)388-2222


From I-90 at Bozeman, take the “Springhill North 19th Ave.” exit #305. Turn north off the ramp which will take you to Springhill Road. Turn Right onto Springhill Rd at the light. Go north 8.4 miles and turn right on to Springhill Community Rd. Go 1.4 miles and turn left on to Corbly Gulch Rd. Take Corbly Gulch 1.7 miles to the site. Look for a tan barn with a green roof on the left.


Lunches will be available Saturday and Sunday for a nominal price. Order and pay at registration on Friday evening. Students are welcome to bring their own food and beverage.

Bottled Water and Soft Drinks will be available at no cost.

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