The LWDG Hot Mess Handler Course


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 and gundogs.

As a new female handler battling anxiety after illness, 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 they didn’t know what something meant.

Today over 7000 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!

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

The Group Experts – Claire Denyer, Jemma Martin, Emma Stevens and Samantha Thorneycroft-Taylor are our core trainers. They support your learning needs daily in all the groups.  They provide Masterclasses, our training days, expert support dog and ducks, our courses and our certificates. These are the ladies that bring the skills and expertise to the LWDG Society Membership events.

The Featured Experts – A great group of women (and men)  who are the superstars of our masterclasses.

The Moderators – So much of LWDG life happens across our 4 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 4 epic women who look after their regions , each supported by an LWDG Group Expert.

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

The Ladies Working Dog Group

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