If you ever want to know more about the full story behind the LWDG , you can read an IN-DEPTH ARTICLE HERE about why it all began xx


Hello There! I’m Jo Perrott, Founder of The Ladies Working Dog Group (TM)

I started the LWDG in 2015 as I was desperate to find the help and advice of other ladies training working dogs.

As a new female handler, I saw the need for a truly supportive community where women could join together and learn. A place where women didn’t have to worry if a question was stupid, or if she didn’t know what something meant.

Today over 3500 women engage with one another to provide a fun and empowering community, with hundreds of collective years of experience that allows us to offer knowledge and advice to best support other women, ensuring you don’t feel overwhelmed…

We put great emphasis on community and support. We believe that you knowing the next step in your journey will help you grow in confidence, leading to long term success and experience.


The LWDG Team

Helping Jo to run the LWDG is a large team of lovely ladies!

Jemma Martin is our dedicated lady for arranging all our Masterclasses, liaising with all our Featured Experts, and basically Jo’s memory! Jemma ensures that videos end up where they are meant to, at the right time.

Charlotte Perrott is our amazing Communications Manager. Charlotte is the go-to guru for all things LWDG!

The Featured Experts – There’s a great group of women who are the superstars of our masterclasses, our training days, our dog and ducks, our courses and our certificates. These are the ladies that bring the skills and expertise to the LWDG Society Membership events. Each Featured Expert has a bio in their Masterclasses, so head over to our LIBRARY to check them out!

The Moderators – So much of LWDG life happens happens across our 5 Facebook Groups, and our support team are in there daily, ensuring our community is always safe, friendly and positive. These lovely ladies weed out the keyboard warriors and make sure that we can all have fun. They also post and promote great content, and basically do a sterling job of loving and looking after us!

The Regional Officers – Across the UK is a team of epic women who look after their region. Once Covid gives us a chance, these women will be arranging local events where we can all meet up and build brilliant friendships face to face. Right now, we are forced to live an online life, but once it is safe to do so these incredible girlies will be kicking into action. You can find your lovely lady HERE

What Our Members Say

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Kate F

Can't recommend this site enough

Can't recommend this site enough, I'm new to shooting and I'm loving learning more and more, I have my first working cocker and she is fantastic, I always get great advice on here how where silly you think the question is. Thank you xx

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Sue H

Super, Supportive Community

LWDG is a super, supportive community where you can go for advice on just about anything and there’s no such thing as a silly question! Its been more important than ever when we’ve lost so much contact with people and the camaraderie that brings. Likeminded ladies who care and are supportive. It’s our safe place. I’m so glad I found the Ladies Working Dog Group

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Kelly L

Full Of Like Minded Ladies

This group is amazing! Full of like minded ladies who offer support, kindness and non-judgmental solutions in all aspects of your dog training journey. No question is laughed at or dismissed and answers are offered by ladies with a wealth of knowledge. There are also masterclasses to help get the most out of your dog and the Hot Mess Handler course which helped me immensely. I'm so happy to be a part of such a fantastic group.

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Heidi H

What a great idea this group is, loving hearing other ladies training hint and tips, they are all very encouraging, just received my order from Tyler’s horse and country a couple of Embroidered LWDG vest tops for the summer, they are fantastic, great fit and look so smart, thank you, Jo, for this wonderful group you have created.

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Deb B

A great place for inspiration

A great place for inspiration. Few women train around my area, so it's nice to have a virtual community

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Emma P

Really pleased to have come across this group

Hi, thanks for having me! I’ve got a 7 month old lab bitch I want to start training for the field. Have found the gundog groups very male-dominated so really pleased to have come across this group.

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Lucy G

If you're thinking of joining us then just do it

I came across the Ladies Working Dog Group quite sometime before I even had my first dog. I always had a love for my dad's gundogs however was not in the position to have my own just yet. My preparation for my first dog is all down to this group!! The love, support and advice is unbelievable, I have made lifelong friends and gained much more confidence when handling my own dogs. Jo and her lovely team at the ladies working dog group have changed the working dog industry for me which makes me very proud to be an ambassador!! If you're thinking of joining us then just do it and you won’t regret it!

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Rosie J

I have learnt so much in such a short space of time

I have learnt so much in such a short space of time from this wonderful group! It’s given me the confidence and tools to train my WCS pup in the best possible way, for her and for myself as her trainer. Thank you 😊