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Training A Gundog Should be Fun: Learn The 9 Foundational Cues Online with Our Hot Mess Handler Course

Whether you want your gundog to be an expert in the field or simply a well-behaved family member, training a gundog is hugely rewarding. But if it’s your first time…

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,…

Mantrailing: What It Is and Why It’s So Addictive

Mantrailing is a relatively new sport that has taken the world by storm. It is a mixture of tracking and obedience training, and it can be addicting for both dog…

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…

4 Solutions To Your Sit Before Lead Removal Problems

WRITTEN BY LWDG FEATURED EXPERT LEANNE SMITH Leanne Smith runs Dogs R Dogs, based in Devon. She specialises in Gundog Training using modern, science-based methods. Solutions To Your Sit Before…

Dog Training Tips: How to Train Your Dog to Retrieve from Water

Teaching your dog how to retrieve from water can be a fun and valuable skill. It is great for hunting, but training your dog this skill can also help keep…

The Premack Principle: How to Use a More Desirable Behaviour to Reinforce a Less Desirable One When Dog Training

If you’re a dog owner, you’re probably familiar with positive reinforcement – rewarding your dog for desired behaviours to increase the likelihood of those behaviours being repeated. However, you may…

How To Reset A Training Exercise: Helping Dogs Learn Through Patience and Repetition

Dogs are creatures of habit. Once they learn a command, they mostly find it easy to repeat the behaviour. But what about when they struggle to understand an exercise or…

Beginner’s Guide to GunDog Training Commands: A Free Download

Are you looking to train your new gun dog? First, you’ll need to learn a set of basic cues/commands that will help you get started. This free download will list…

Littermate Syndrome: What It Is and How to Deal With It

If you have more than one dog in your household, then you may be familiar with the term “littermate syndrome.” Littermate Syndrome, also sometimes called Sibling Aggression or Littermate Aggression,…

Do Gundogs Make Good Pets? The Pros & Cons of Owning a Gun Dog in 2022

Gun dogs, or gundogs, are a type of hunting dog that is used for flushing out and retrieving game. They are bred for their ability to work with hunters in…

How To Steward At A Working Test: Top Tips For Newcomers

Stewarding at a working test is an exciting experience. You get to see all sorts of dogs in action, and you learn a lot about how different breeds work. It…

How to Allow Your Dog Free Time While Maintaining Safety & Obedience

Many gundog owners struggle with the decision of whether or not to give their dogs free time  to roam whilst out walking. On the one hand, it’s lovely to see…

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…

Is The Rent Due On Your Dogs Success?

The Rent Is Due On Your Dogs Success If you want your relationship with your dog to be successful, you have to be consistent. It can be tough to stay…

How Any Pet Dog Can Take Part in Gundog Training

All dog owners want their pets to be happy and enjoy life. For many people, this means taking part in gundog training. But what if your pet dog isn’t a…

Working With The Dog In Front Of You

Every Dog Is An Individual Welcome to this week’s LWDG POD DOG round up. This week we chatted about the fact that every gun dog is unique and how you…

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…

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