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
Best decision I ever made was joining these ladies
From I was a very young age I went with my dad to shoots and helped with his dogs. During the summer I'd be down helping out with hatching and rearing of the pheasants. It was something I loved and enjoyed. Some of my happiest memories have been from spending time there. As I grew up I realised it was a pretty male-dominant sport with only two other females on our shoot. I started my journey by pinching and working my dad's dogs on shoot days and always envisioned me getting and training my own gundog when I was allowed. When the time came I picked my first dog, a cocker dog who I named Jake. The training was completed predominantly on my own with help from dad and a couple of books. This is when I came across @ladiesworkingdogs ❤️ best decision I ever made was joining these ladies. I learned a lot from these ladies and they were always willing to give help in positive manners which is something the group strongly stands for. Last year I became an ambassador for the group and I couldn't have been more proud to be chosen!! So ladies if you own and train dogs give us a follow, you'll not regret it!
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.
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
I've been nothing but bowled over by the genuine kindness and support on offer
Found this group as a result of a throwaway comment on another page. I've been nothing but bowled over by the genuine kindness and support on offer. So many groups promise not to tolerate nastiness and intolerance but rarely deliver,- this is the exception. It's not fluffy and silly though, there is genuinely brilliant advice on offer from people who know what they're doing. It's been a massive confidence boost as I find my very tentative way into gundog training.
This Is So Brilliant!
This is so brilliant Jo! As an ‘accidental’ Gun dog nutcase - I’m so looking forward to being a part of this wonderful journey. Your own personal story is inspiring - and I thank you for channelling your energy into something so passionate and worthwhile to so many other women 💕
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.
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.
A wonderful group of women
A wonderful group of women who never judge capabilities or experience in anything dog-related.