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Book Review – ‘Canine Communication’ by Sally Gutteridge

This month I will be looking at ‘ Canine Communication ’ by Sally Gutteridge first published in 2019. I have to say I had been eyeing up the series written…

Another Amazing Game Fair Experience – Highlights, Gratitude & Looking Ahead

I’m thrilled to bring you a recap of this weekend at The Game Fair – an event filled with teamwork, camaraderie, and memorable experiences. LWDG Shines at the Game Fair…

Podcast Episode 90. Using Behavioural Medication With Your Gundog

Welcome to another exciting episode of the LWDG podcast! In this edition, we delve deep into the topic of behavioural medication for gundogs. Join us as we discuss the increasing…

Book Review Pointer training guide – Laverna Holloman

This month I will be looking at ‘Pointer Training Guide’ by Laverna Holloman first published in 2015. I bought this book at the same time I took on my first…

Podcast Episode 89. Tis A Funny Thing Them Gundogs – An Interview With Simon Grace

A Blend of Laughter, Wisdom, and Canine Connection! Hello! Today, I’m excited to talk about our latest podcast episode that’s sure to make your day brighter and your gundog training…

Celebrating Our First HPR Training Day with LWDG!

We’ve just wrapped up an extraordinary event that we can’t wait to tell you all about—our inaugural HPR Training Day at Mullenscote Gundogs in Hampshire. The day was masterfully organised…

Consistency is Key: Meet Our Group Experts at The Ladies Working Dog Group

Welcome back to our Ladies Working Dog Group’s blog! We’re all about championing, enlightening, and cheering on all you wonderful ladies who work with your dogs. Our goal? To help…

Podcast Episode 88: Surviving the Storm- A Journey through Immune Mediated Haemolytic Anaemia (IMHA) in Dogs

Welcome to our blog post accompanying our latest podcast episode, “Surviving the Storm: A Journey through Immune-Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA) in Dogs.” In this post, we delve deeper into the…

Don’t Miss the Mark: A Recap of Our South East Clay Shooting Experience

Wow, do we have a treat for you! Our recent South East Clay Shooting event on Saturday, 10th June 2023, was nothing short of phenomenal. Kick-starting the Day: More Than…

The Control of Dogs Order 1992: Collar and Tag Requirements for Gundog Owners

As gun dog owners, we all strive to be responsible and law-abiding when it comes to our canine companions. However, it’s surprising how many dog owners are unaware they may…

Book Review ‘What it’s like to be a dog’ – Gregory Berns

This month I will be looking at ‘What’s it like to be a dog’ by Gregory Berns first published in 2018. I was quite excited to read this book, I had…

Podcast Episode 87. Shaping Gundog Habits: Time, Techniques, and Unintended Consequences

Training a gundog is a journey, one filled with opportunities for growth, bonding, and yes, occasional frustrations. The heart of this journey lies in understanding and shaping the habits of…

Embracing Venison : A Sustainable Solution to UK’s Rising Deer Population

We’re delighted to share some great news,  The Country Food Trust (CFT) has embarked on an innovative initiative that addresses two pressing concerns: the increasing deer population and the growing…

Highlights from the LWDG Placeboard Training Day

Embracing a New Perspective on Placeboard Training As women, we understand the strength that lies in unity. When we come together, we not only find companionship but also a platform…

Episode 86: Adolescence and Hormones In Gundog Training

Adolescence is characterised by significant transformation that shapes a dog’s behaviour and development. During this period, our canine companions transition from playful pups to young adults, and their behaviour undergoes…

Book Review Total Recall – written by Pippa Mattinson

Written by Society Member Emma Liddell This month I will be looking at ‘Total Recall’ by Pippa Mattinson (2012).  Pippa Mattinson is another big name in the dog training world…

A Spaniel Training Day Experience with the Ladies Working Dog Group

 A Warm Welcome in Skipton On the 8th of May, nine members of the Ladies Working Dog Group (LWDG) and their spaniels embarked on a unique journey to Skipton. Our…

A Fantastic Day at Ladys Wood

A Fantastic Day at Ladys Wood with Region 3 of the LWDG: Unforgettable Experience and a Gorgeous Lunch! Introduction There are days when everything comes together so perfectly that you…

Episode 85: From Basic to Advanced: Understanding the Different Types of Retrieving for Gundogs

In this week’s episode, we discuss the different types of retrieving for gundogs, from basic to advanced. We cover basic retrieves and more advanced retrieves like blind retrieves and memory…

Understanding Canine Cognitive Dysfunction: Dog Dementia

Written By Samantha Thorneycroft-Taylor (Group Expert) The vast majority of us enter dog ownership knowing, sadly, that it’s likely we will outlive them. The good news is that veterinary medicine…

From Tennis to Gundog Training: The Versatility of Skorts for Women’s Outdoor Activities

Skorts have become a popular piece of clothing for women who participate in various outdoor activities such as tennis, golf, and hiking for quite a while, and there’s no reason…

Keeping Your Gundog Healthy: The Importance of Performing a Post-Exercise Assessment

As a responsible gundog owner, keeping your canine companion healthy and happy is a top priority. Whether you enjoy hunting, field trials, or just going for walks, it’s important to…

Introduction to Working Tests – LWDG Training Day

On April 8th, 10 LWDG members and their retrievers travelled to Skipton for an Introduction To Working Tests training day. LWDG Group Expert and Region Trainer Emma Stevens from Cunningshot…

Keeping Your Gundog Tick Free and Healthy

Ticks and Gundogs Ticks are bloodsucking parasites that can cause health problems for your gundog. They are commonly found in wooded areas, long grass, and bushes, where they attach themselves…

Episode 83: Empowering Women Gundog Trainers with Tara Best’s Magnificent Mindset

In this episode, we sit down with Mindset Coach and Author Tara Best to talk about her new book, ‘Magnificent Mindset: How To Start Your Day The Best Way’. Tara…

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