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The benefits of training a gundog with a place board

Gundog training is an important part of building a strong bond between you and your working dog. With the right tools and techniques, it can be both fun and effective…

Training Your Dog Isn’t Meant To Be Complicated – Patterns Of Behaviour

Understanding how dogs learn in patterns is key to successful dog training and behaviour modification. By understanding the patterns of behaviour that our dogs form based on their experiences, we…

What ‘Don’t Worry My Dog Is Friendly’ really means – Out of control dogs in public places

” Don’t worry, my dog is friendly “. We’ve all heard it before and, usually, it comes just before someone else’s dog jumps on our dog or knocks them over…

Podcast Episode 71 : Everyone Has a Role to Play – How to Make Your Day On The Field a Success

If you want to ensure that your game shooting day is a success, it’s important to remember that everyone has a role to play. From the guns and beaters to…

An Inspiring Look Into the Life of Country Life Features Editor Paula Lester

Welcome to my interview with Paula Lester, Features Editor of Country Life Magazine and an inspiration to many! Paula has pursued her passion for the country as a true vocation…

The similarities in training search dogs, and gundogs

Dogs are amazing creatures that provide us with companionship, love, and security. They are also incredibly versatile and can be trained to perform a variety of tasks, from gundog to…

Living with a gundog, how our day-to-day life affects training

Living with a Gundog can be a lot of fun, but it’s important to remember that your day-to-day life affects your dog’s training. In this week’s podcast with LWDG Experts…

Protecting Our Protectors – The Work of The NFRSA with Retired Service Animals

As a country, we rely on service animals to help us in many different ways. They are an integral part of our lives, and we owe them a great debt…

Episode 65 – Taking a Breath at 50: A Discussion on Compassion Fatigue

We all know the feeling. It’s when we see another post on social media about another owner with another dog in need of training advice, and our out-of-character reaction is…

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…

Get Ready to Mush! An Interview with the Owner of Wild Spirit Dog Sledding in Sweden

There’s something about the word ‘husky’ that just conjures up images of winter wonderlands, dogsledding and all things Arctic. This week on LWDG PODDOG, we chat with Clair Rees from…

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 61. How Dog DNA Profiling Is Helping to Decrease Dog Theft

According to a recent study, the number of dog thefts in the United Kingdom has increased by nearly 30% in 2020 compared to the burglary crime rate! This is alarming…

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…

The Mindset You Need When Working With Dogs

When you’re working with dogs, your mindset is incredibly important. If you go into a training session thinking that the dog is going to be difficult or trying to force…

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 you teach your dog 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 manners makes for a much more…

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…

All things tweed, country and community – The Importance Of Game Fairs In Our Rural Community

If you’re a lover of dogs, chances are you are a lover of all things country; then, maybe you’ll have already visited at least one game fair this year. Of…

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