ABC’s of Bird Dog Training – August 26th, 2017

STATE COLLEGE, PA – The Central Pennsylvania Chapter of Pheasants Forever is sponsoring a “Dog Training Seminar with Lisa Price” on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM at the Fox Gap Rod and Gun Club in Rebersburg. Additional informational talks will also be given by veterinarian Dr. Mark Michelotti and pheasant farmer and game-bird handler Rick Daley.

Lisa Price is a pointing dog trainer who focuses on preparing dogs to hunt for their owners and/or participate in AKC Hunt Tests. She has trained dozens of dogs of various breeds to Master Hunter level and has also made a lot of gun dog owners happy with a polished companion. Price is also a writer who has been published in Cabela’s, Gun Dog, Pointing Dog Journal, and the Ruffed Grouse Society magazine. Learn tips at the seminar for training pointing dogs – including staunch pointing, steadiness to flush and shot, honoring (the point of another dog) and retrieving. Lisa will also cover intro to gun fire, birds, the e-collar, plus other topics as requested.

Originally from the Camp Hill area of Pennsylvania, Dr. Michelotti received his BS in Animal Science from Penn State University in 1979. He received his VMD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1983 and was first in his class. After graduating, he moved back to State College because of his love for the area. From 1983-88 he practiced as an associate veterinarian at Animal Medical Hospital in State College. In February of 1988, he opened Centre Animal Hospital as a solo practice. Dr. Michelotti’s veterinary specialties include orthopedics, ear, nose, and throat surgery, and canine reproductive services. Dr. Michelotti will cover first aid for your hunting dog.

Rick Dailey has been growing gamebirds for 18 yrs. Started as a hobby, this venture has turned into a 55,000 bird annual production operation, specializing in pheasants, chukar partridge, and hungarian partridge for the hunting industry and bird dog enthusiast. His focus is on producing birds that closely emulate their wild counterparts. Rick has also been guiding hunts during this same time period, enjoying the rewards of working behind a few Brittany pointers and watching the natural instincts of the dogs at work.

This is a free event for dogs and owners and will be a hands-on, in-the-field experience held rain or shine. Owners should bring their dog, dog crate and basic training gear such as a check-cord and leash. Space is limited to the first 20 participants – registration required.

Fox Gap Rod and Gun Club is located 3.5 miles east of Rebersburg on Route 192. Make a right turn onto Fox Gap Road. Take Fox Gap Road to the dead end. The driveway to the club is on the left.
To reserve a spot, or for more information, call Chip at 814-933-9555 or e-mail him at