The place where female working dog handlers connect, support & thrive

You shouldn't have to train your working dog alone. You shouldn't be scared to ask for help either.

The working dog world can be a hard place for women handlers trying to learn alone.

You fight against your self-doubt, you fight to improve your skills, you fight to get your dog to listen, and you fight the fear that your being judged. And after all that, you end up feeling frustrated, overwhelmed and thinking that maybe it’s time for you to give up…

However, we are here to help you. Our Featured Experts will provide you with monthly dog training lessons to help you learn.  In addition, you’ll save time, you’ll save money and you’ll feel great because you joined you have thousands of women in our community to share your challenges and success with. 

And we have an an easy step process. Follow our Getting Started Plan to join a community of women you can count on:

1. Firstly join today as a LWDG Society Member, or join our waiting list by signing up to our newsletter. 
2. Secondly follow the simple signposts in the welcome email to familiarise yourself with the different areas. 
3. And lastly introduce yourself in the relevant Facebook group and start accessing the support the LWDG offers. 

And once you have joined, enjoy access to a safe, ladies only community to ask questions about anything working dog related. No question will be too silly, and no negative criticism will be given to you.

Our Society Membership Is What You Have Been Searching For

  • Monthly lessons created by experts to help you grow your dog handling skills and your self- confidence.
  • Virtual ‘Happy Hours’ in our very own Dog & Duck!
  • Regular events online to help you have fun and find friendship with other like minded ladies.
  • Your questions answered by qualified trainers and experienced handlers. 
LWDG Society Core Content

Our membership is structured around 6 key areas

We want to help our members learn the skills they want, in a way they love. We have 6 main sections of learning. 

Handler Success – Confidence & Mindset

The Foundations – From Puppy Onward

The Novice Dog – From Strong Foundations

Intermediate Sills – Moving On From The Novice Dog

Advanced Handling 

Sport Specific – Learning Specific Skill Sets  

What Our Ladies Say...

"Before I found the LWDG...life was boring and hard to find good information for ladies in the field. Now I have found the LWDG its...fun, I'm always eager to share positive and negative as you get great feedback from the ladies with no judgement The LWDG is... a friendly online support network for those ladies working dogs."
Louise
Sales Assistant
"So far, I've felt like the experiences I go through daily were mine to dwell upon. With this group I can read and laugh at the occupation we live through. I find the stories inspiration and I'm very proud to be a woman working dogs which has been entrenched with male handlers. The LWDG is a great giggle and bundles of experienced handlers to answer questions."
Katie
Dog Handler
Before the Ladies Working Dog Group I felt like I was fumbling around in the dark ! I also felt like I was a minority - not any more! Now I feel part of a group of like minded people. I know I can ask any question, no matter how daft it seems, and I will receive loads of helpful advice & encouragement. I don't feel like I'm on my own anymore.Don't think twice about becoming part of the community - just do it! The support is amazing and your life will change for the better.
Sue
Resource Manager
"Before the LWDG I struggled immensely with my confidence, wanting to do the very best for my dog and me. I wanted to learn and wanted to train my puppy to be the best we could be. Now my confidence has grown immensely and this is through not only the specialist training's provided each month but in addition the connections it has provided me. I met not only my mentor but my new gundog trainer through the group and both are simply awesome! The LWDG will bring you and your dog happiness, confidence and a world of possibilities!"
Katy
Manager

We totally get it - You don't want to struggle at this, you don't want to fail

We know how hard it is to train a working dog. Moreover, we remember being a new handler, with a young dog just wanting to do it right. We’ve been outside in all weathers, on our own, looking into the eyes of our best friend wondering if we’re doing it right, or if we’re making irreparable mistakes… we know your pain, We’ve felt it too. 

The LWDG was created in 2015 by a small group of women wanting to share their challenges and successes. What starting as a few , has now grown to a community of over 3500 female working dog handlers. Come join our community to connect, support & thrive

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