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Decoding Your Dog’s Body Language: What They’re Trying to Tell You

We all want to have great relationships with our dogs. They are furry family members that bring us joy, comfort, and companionship. In order to have the best possible relationship…

62. Is Your Gundog Ready for the Shooting Season?

Is Your Gundog Ready for the Shooting Season? The shooting season is in full swing, and if you’re a gundog owner, you’ll want to make sure your dog is ready…

Episode 60. The Do’s and Dont’s of Setting Expectations When Training Your Dog

When it comes to dog training, expectations are key. You need to set the right expectations with your pup from the very beginning so that they know what is expected…

Episode 59. Can Dogs Give Consent? The ethics of training, grooming, and more

Dogs are considered members of the family in many households. As such, we are responsible for taking care of them and ensuring their well-being. But what happens when our interactions…

Using Food Rewards In Training Working Dogs: The Best Way To Ensure Success

There are a lot of misconceptions about using food rewards in training working dogs. Some people believe that you should never use food as a bribe or reward, while others…

10 Things Dog Trainers Wish You Knew About Training Dogs

If you’re like most people, you probably think of your dog trainer as a kind of magical being. Someone who can wave a wand and make your naughty pup behave…

Episode 51 : Why your dog needs manners: Behaviour Versus Training

Manners. We all expect them from others, especially those we interact with daily. But what about our four-legged friends? Like humans, teaching your dog good manners makes for a much…

What to Expect When Your Puppy Turns into a Teenager

Puppies are adorable, and it’s no wonder that so many people choose to get one. However, many people don’t realise that puppies grow up and can be in for a…

The LWDG Gundog Holiday Success

July saw our first-ever LWDG Gundog Holiday. I may be wrong but I think this was probably one of, if not the first female-only gundog holiday ever to be run,…

How to Cash in on Your Puppy’s Love: Improved Bonding from the Start

There’s no doubt about it – puppies are adorable! And, as their human parents, we want to do everything possible to make sure they have a great life. However, one…

How to Train a Reluctant Gundog: Retrieving Training Tips

If you have a gundog that is reluctant to retrieve, don’t worry – you’re not alone! Training a dog to retrieve can be difficult, but it’s definitely worth the effort….

Understanding and Preventing Resource Guarding in Dogs

Dogs are often protective of their belongings and loved ones. While this can be a cute trait, it can also lead to dangerous situations if left unchecked. Resource guarding is…

Rescuing a High-Drive Dog During the Lockdown: A Trainer’s Perspective

Guest post by LWDG Group Expert Samantha Thorneycroft Taylor I don’t often write about my dogs on social media, but I wanted to share a little story about  Marshall my German…

Is It Time To Completely Stop Punishing Our Gundogs?

Podcast with Becky Brunton, followed by an article by Rob Alleyne. In the LWDG POD DOG latest episode, LWDG Founder Jo Perrott interviews Becky Brunton about her journey from despair…

7 Steps to Train Your Dog to Stop on a Whistle Command: Learn from an Expert

Do you have trouble getting your dog to stop when you give the command? Well, you’re not alone! Many dog owners find this difficult. Luckily, there is a way to…

How Do I Tell The Dog The Seasons Over – From Working Full Time To Training Smart

The dog’s workdays are over for this season! Now what? It’s been a long season working hard, and your furry friend deserves a break. But how do you tell them…

Dog Viruses And Vaccines: The Basics You Need To Know with Vet Sophie Bell

Did you know that viruses are common in dogs and can cause serious illness? Vaccines help protect your dog from these viruses, and it is important to educate yourself about…

The Loaded Choice – Where & when your dog should make its own decisions

Join LWDG Founder Jo Perrott with Experienced Trainers and LWDG Experts – Claire Denyer, Sam Thorneycroft-Taylor, Rose Setten, Emma Stephens, Abbie Reid, Nicci Kenny and Jemma Martin as they discuss…

How To Have Incredible Fun Teaching Your Gundog

Guest Blog Post by LWDG Group Expert Samantha Thorneycroft- Taylor When we purchase, or rescue, a working gundog breed we have an obligation to train them to be the best…

6 Steps To Teaching A Dog To Successfully Retrieve

Join LWDG Founder Jo Perrott with Trainer and Featured Expert Michelle Oseman as they discuss training a dog to retrieve using 6 simple steps, using the food bowl game. This…

Coping With Kennel Cough

LWDG Group Expert Claire Denyer talks to us about what it’s like to have to cope with a dog with Kennel Cough in a multi-dog house. Yesterday did not go…

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