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The Silent Command System of Dog Training with Rick & Ronnie Smith DVD Set

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The Silent Command System of Dog Training Vol. 1

This video will give you an overview and outline of the Silent Command Dog Training System developed by the Smiths and used in their training programs, seminars and magazine articles in Pointing Dog Journal. It's called the Silent Command System because it is based on using the language your dog already knows, and verbal commands are not added until the correct behavior is being performed. They believe in a strong foundation of the basics building on the language and instincts that dogs already have. Using this system, your dog will learn more easily because he doesn't have to learn our language, and we will be eliminating the frustration that can result when dogs are pushed too fast and too hard.

The introduction to the Silent Command System covers proper use of the Stakeout Chain, Command Lead, Check Cord, Whoa Post, Reading Scent and Working Birds.

  1. The Silent Command System
  2. The Stake-Out Chain
  3. The Figure 8
  4. The Command Lead
  5. The Check Cord
  6. Puppy Development
  7. The Whoa Post
  8. Birdwork
The Silent Command System of Dog Training Vol. 2

This video continues from where the Silent Command System Foundation DVD leaves off. Rick shows you how to use the point of contact on the neck as a remote command with the e-collar. Transition from a Command Lead to the e-collar smoothly with the foundation training your dog already has. The goal is for your dog to hunt for you, not you hunt for your dog.

Ronnie covers the flank point of contact and shows how to properly place and use the e-collar on your dog. From a simple whoa command to backing another dog on point in the field, the purpose is to have a dog that is under control and accepting commands.

By using the Silent Command System, your dog will learn more easily because he doesn't have to learn our language. This eliminates the frustration that can result when dogs are pushed too fast and too hard.

The Silent Command System Volume 2 also includes Delmar Smith giving some of his lifelong dog training insight on correcting problems, along With a little history of John Proctor and the location where Rick and Ronnie closed this video.

  1. Rick and Ronnie
  2. Neck Transition
  3. Neck E-collar
  4. Flank Transition
  5. Flank Backing
Related to the series: Huntsmith Training DVD 4 Pack; Puppy Development Vol. I; Puppy Development Vol. II

About Rick and Ronnie Smith

The Smith family has provided bird dog training for almost a century and training seminars since 1968. Rick and Ronnie Smith are products of this training tradition and bring to you a lifetime of knowledge and experience. Both Rick and Ronnie operate training kennels and guide quail hunts. They have a legacy of training numerous National and International Champions, producing training videos and teaching seminars all over the world.

Silent Command System I & II Set

Transcript from Steve's Video:

Today we're looking at the Huntsmith DVD collection. This is the Rick and Ronnie Smith Silent Command method. It's one of my favorites. I started training birddogs as a 10, 11 year old based on the Delmar Smith method. Delmar Smith is Rick's dad, Ronnie's uncle.

This is the continuation of the method that Delmar developed in his "Best way to Train your Gundog" book that was a classic for years. It is the Silent Command method mainly because they are not big fans of using all sorts of commands with your dog until the dog understands what's going on.

It's a complete system. They use what's called Point of Contact. Rick and Ronnie use e-collars exclusively in their method, so if you are not looking for an e-collar system this is definitely not the way to go.

The use low level continuous stimulation and they teach what's called Point of Contacts where they teach the dog that stimulation on different parts of his body means different things. They teach a dog how to walk at heel, how to come to you when called, how to stop. Their whoa post technique is my favorite way to teach a dog how to stop. It's hands down the most effective method that I've seen as far as low stress on the dog. Incredibly effective. When you do it with an e-collar you can actually stop a dog in the field for any reason whatsoever just really fast. Works great. I was amazed the first time I saw Rick do it with a dog. The first time I saw it was on one of my dogs and couldn't believe how fast he took a dog from having no idea how to stop to being able to stop with just the slight press of a button with a really low level stim.

It's a great technique. They have two puppy videos. The first one starts off with a very young puppy, teaches you care, basic table work, and real intro as far as just puppies. The second video covers field work with your puppies, getting them out in the field, introduction to guns, introduction to birds.

And then you've got the silent command method. You've got the first book which covers whoa post work using the Wonder Lead, working off of the chain gang. And then the intermediate video covers taking the commands learned on the rope and on the check cord and transitioning those over to using the e-collar.

It's a complete method. The majority of my dogs are trained with this method. It's one of my favorites. If you are looking for a great way to train your dog using a remote training collar, this is the way to go. It's designed for pointing dogs but it has applications for retrievers also. The Huntsmith DVD set.

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By Mike C.
Helendale, Ca
The Huntsmith method is a Decade's proving training system
April 20, 2023
Such a wonderful presentation. An updated video that improves upon the foundation Ronnie Smith Sr and Delmare Smith having been using for decades. The Silent Command System videos are a wonderful companion to the Training Bird Dog book by Ronnie Smith Jr.
The video presentation allows you to visualize the correct way to perform training methods outlined in the book.
  • Rick and Ronnie Smith expertly demonstrate the Huntsmith method.
  • No need to travel many miles to a clinic if your training budget is limited like mine.
  • None
By Orren p.
NE Wisconsin
Good Approach to Training
February 16, 2023
So far, I have read.five different books on training a pointing dog. This video series looks to be the one I will follow as much as I can. The ideas are sound and the presentation is clrear.
  • Good video examples, measured tried approach. Not harsh or based on treats. The field work is real and makes sense. EACH SEGMENT ENDS WITH A REVIEW.
  • i would recomend watching these before watching the puppy training ones to see where they are headed with the finished product.
By Pete
Silent Command Videos - Rick & Ronnie Smith
August 10, 2022
Purchased both videos on recommendation from professional trainer who uses same/similar training practices. Training procedures in each video focuses on a dogs learning psychology and applies simple training practices a novice - experienced dog trainer can adapt.
  • Easy to understand and follow.
  • none noted
By Kyle
Baytown Texas
Excellent videos
July 14, 2022
I have meet Ronnie and been to his kennel several times. I have also hunted over dogs he has trained with the silent command system. I don't think you could meet a nicer person or better dog trainer. Videos are straight forward and the methods used in this video work. I am using the methods on my pointer and working very well.
  • Step by Step instructions, Teaches the different types of acknowledgments from dogs and how to read them, Proven methods that have been used since the 1950's.
By Tracy C.
Review for The Silent Command System of Dog Training with Rick & Ronnie Smith DVD Set
October 18, 2018
By Greg F.
Review for The Silent Command System of Dog Training with Rick & Ronnie Smith DVD Set
August 21, 2016
Awesome system. These DVDs are even better after attending the seminars the Smiths put on. Looking forward to next spring's seminars to show Rick how well his system has worked for our dogs.
By Paul N.
Review for The Silent Command System of Dog Training with Rick & Ronnie Smith DVD Set
November 29, 2014
I really enjoyed the DVDs . The Lessons are the same as Rick taught in his seminar I was able to attend. I bought the DVDs as reference for the seminar. Good stuff
By Paul M.
Review for The Silent Command System of Dog Training with Rick & Ronnie Smith DVD Set
November 5, 2013
Very informative and effective. If followed verbatim, you will achieve desired results.

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