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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…

Why Your Gundog Always Pulls on the Lead: Avoid These Three Mistakes

Wondering why your gundog always pulls on the lead? Here are three of the loose lead walking mistakes you could be making. Walking your gundog is supposed to be an…

Win an Acme Alpha Range Dog Whistle: Enter Our Giveaway Now!

Are you looking for an innovative way to improve communication with your working dog? Look no further than the new Alpha Dog Whistle from ACME. Developed over four years in…

Inside the Ring: A Gundog Handler’s Guide to Crufts with lWDG Group Expert Abbie Reid

Crufts is the biggest dog show in the world and an event that many gundog owners aspire to participate in. However, competing at Crufts as a gundog handler requires dedication,…

10 Common Mistakes New Gundog Owners Make (And How to Avoid Them)

As a new gundog owner, you want to ensure your four-legged friend is well-trained and successful. But, unfortunately, common mistakes can hinder their progress and make the training process a…

Join the Hunt: Exploring the Exciting World of Detection Dog Trials

Detection dog trials are a fantastic way to bond with your dog while honing their hunt drive, independence, control, and obedience. Georgie Armstrong, a detection dog trial expert, founded these…

When Should You Start Training Your Gundog?

If you are a proud owner of a gundog breed, you know that they are an intelligent and athletic breed. Proper training can help you to bring out the best…

Transforming My Mindset Through Placeboard Training: A New Mother’s Journey

As part of our community, you may be familiar with place board training. In this blog post, LWDG Group Expert Emma Stevens, shares how placeboard training has helped her mindset…

UK Toad Poisoning – Protecting Your Gundog from the Dangers

As the mating season for common toads begins, it’s important for pet owners to be aware of the potential dangers posed by these amphibians. With an increase in the number…

The Importance of Boundaries for Your Gundog: Building Trust and Enhancing Performance

Welcome to our latest blog post on gundog training! In this podcast and post, we are going to delve deeper into the importance of establishing boundaries for your gundog and…

Protecting Your Gundog: Steps to Prevent Dog Theft During Pet Theft Awareness Week

The Importance of Awareness As a woman who owns and trains her own gundog, you likely have a deep emotional bond with your canine companion. That’s why it’s important to…

Episode 79. Training Gundogs: Taming the Perfection Monster and Embracing Imperfection

In this podcast, we explore the pressure of training gundogs to be perfect and how it affects us as women trainers. We discuss the negative consequences of perfectionism, including frustration,…

Pure Filth Dog Shampoo Review: Keeping Gundogs Healthy and Looking Their Best

Written By Charlotte Perrott As a woman who is passionate about training gundogs, I understand the importance of using high-quality products that can help keep my dogs healthy, happy, and…

From Both Sides: A Look at Rehoming Dogs

When you have to rehome a dog, it can be a heart-wrenching experience. You may have bonded with your four-legged friend for years, but sometimes circumstances beyond your control mean…

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