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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…

Protect Your Gundog This Gundog Theft Awareness Week – 6 Simple Steps You Can Take

Gundog theft is on the rise, with many gundogs being stolen across the UK every year. This week we are urging all gundog owners to take steps to protect their…

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…

Top Tips for a Dog-Friendly Halloween

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s important to make sure your dog is prepared for all the spooky fun! Trick-or-treating, costumes and all of the excitement can be overwhelming…

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…

Jumping Up On People: Why It Happens and How to Stop It

Do you have a dog that jumps up on people? If so, you are not alone. This is a common problem for many pet owners. Dogs often jump up on…

Training Retrieving for Working Gundogs Just Got Easier

Training Retrieving for working gundogs just got easier with the launch of the LWDG Tennis Ball wrap for dog training dummies Today we are excited to announce the launch of…

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…

BioThane® Products For Dogs: Everything You Need to Know

Do you have a four-legged friend that you train outdoors in sun, rain and mud? If so, you may be wondering if there are products out there that are easy…

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…

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…

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