Here’s the third episode in our new series of dog-training videos–featuring Ronnie Smith and Susanna Love of Ronnie Smith Kennels. The Smith family is legendary in the dog-training world. Ronnie’s uncle is the bird-dog legend Delmar Smith, recognized as the founder of the Smith Training Method and a Field Trial Hall of Fame inductee. Ronnie has been training dogs since he was fourteen years old and took over the family business in 1982. Susanna joined him in 2006.
In this episode, Ronnie and Susanna discuss the specific equipment that they like to use for training–and they explain the benefits of each. From the flat-leather collar with a D-ring to the Smith family’s signature Wonder Lead, the equipment they use is designed to perform a certain way to help both trainer and dog.