The LWDG Hot Mess Handler Course

The Ladies Working Dog Group

The place where female working dog handlers connect, support & thrive.

The LWDG society offers instant access to training, resources and an active online community. We help our members learn the skills they want, in a way they love.


Monthly Plan

£18 a month

Join today for instant access to our course training, content library, LIVE events, online community and other member-only benefits!

*One-time joining fee (£35)

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Membership Features

Join our membership for exclusive access to tools, resources and a community of women you can count on.

Content Library

View our member-only content which includes articles, videos, private podcasts and more!


Guided coursework for improving your dog training across a range of cues/commands delivered by Experts. Instant access to all of our past and present monthly courses.


View our member-only calendar with online training, webinars and early access to in-person events.


Access to our members-only forums where we discuss common topics and strategies for gundog training

LIVE Events

Use our LIVE virtual event Q&A events to ask questions and communicate with Dog Training Experts during LIVE sessions from the comfort of your own home. Or meet up with our community and our trainers to learn and grow your dog training skills.

Member Support

Got questions? We're here for support in helping you hit all your working dog goals!

What our members are saying...

"From I was a very young age I went with my dad to shoots and helped with his dogs. During the summer I'd be down helping out with the hatching and rearing of the pheasants. It was something I loved and enjoyed. Some of my happiest memories have been from spending time there. As I grew up I realised it was a pretty male-dominant sport with only two other females on our shoot. I started my journey by pinching and working my dad's dogs on shoot days and always envisioned me getting and training my own gundog when I was allowed. When the time came I picked my first dog, a cocker dog who I named Jake. The training was completed predominantly on my own with help from dad and a couple of books. This is when I came across @ladiesworkingdogs ❤️ best decision I ever made was joining these ladies. I learned a lot from these ladies and they were always willing to give help in a positive manner which is something the group strongly stands for. Last year I became an ambassador for the group and I couldn't have been more proud to be chosen!! So ladies if you own and train dogs give us a follow, you'll not regret it!"

- Louise T

"This group is amazing! Full of like-minded ladies who offer support, kindness and non-judgmental solutions in all aspects of your dog training journey. No question is laughed at or dismissed and answers are offered by ladies with a wealth of knowledge. There are also masterclasses to help get the most out of your dog and the Hot Mess Handler course which helped me immensely. I'm so happy to be a part of such a fantastic membership group".

- Kelly L

"I came across the Ladies Working Dog Group quite sometime before I even had my first dog. I always had a love for my dad's gundogs however was not in the position to have my own just yet. My preparation for my first dog is all down to this group!! The love, support and advice are unbelievable, I have made lifelong friends and gained much more confidence when handling my own dogs. Jo and her lovely team at the Ladies Working Dog Group have changed the working dog industry for me which makes me very proud to be an ambassador!! If you're thinking of joining us then just do it and you won’t regret it!"

-Lucy G

"I joined Jo very early on with LWDG and I can honestly say this business has changed my life and many others. I have gained knowledge, experience, clients for my own company, and more importantly an incredible group of friends which in the industry we are in is an incredible step forward in the right direction to have women supporting women and strong independent businesswomen being united through one company. In the time I have spent as a featured expert for LWDG I have seen the business grow from a few members to thousands of members across the country. Jo has united business, women, and dog handlers into this one huge family and manages it every day with her team to create a safe platform for women to learn, grow and ask questions. The business is one I am proud to have my name and my own business in connection with"

-Emma Stevens

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join / sign up?

Use the "Sign Up Today" button above, which will take you to a secure checkout form. After you complete checkout you're in! Easy. It’s currently only £35 to join and try our membership out for the first 30 days, then pays only £18 per month to be an LWDG Society Squad member.

How does billing work?

You are charged monthly via the credit card you sign up with, with the option to cancel at any time from within your account. Membership payments can be made via debit/credit card, or via Paypal. All transactions are secure, at no time do we as a club have access to your payment details. All payments are secured by 256 encryption as we take your data protection as seriously as you do.

What can I expect inside the members area?

The member's area offers access to content in the form of over 50 training courses with a new one added every other month. We hold two live coaching events a month too. Inside your membership, there are articles, videos, private podcasts and various other learning resources. You also get member-only access to our event calendar, forums and other community tools. We partner with brilliant experts to create content we know our members want and need.

Is there a minimum membership requirement?

Nope. We hope you stick around for months and years to come, but you can come and go as you please. You can cancel really easily from inside your membership dashboard.

Will I have any live support?

Yes! At least twice a month, we meet online live to hold group coaching sessions. Plus, we have regional group meet-ups and dog training days with LWDG Experts and a 'Ask Ther Expert' chat feed where you can ask a direct question.

What type of dog is this training suitable for?

It's suitable for any dog that you want to train to be confident and obedient. We teach all kinds of dogs and handlers to have fun training whilst building their relationship and bond. Your dog does not have to be breed registered.

I’m just starting out, do I need to have a dog?

No. We welcome passionate newcomers who want to learn.

What if I don’t have a lot of time to commit?

The great thing about our membership is that you don’t need to commit a ton of time each week to get the most from it. It’s all about finding the training and support you need and then getting to work on improving your dog handling. All our training is available as a video or as a podcast so you can listen to our training and coaching as you go about your normal day.

Some people like to go in every day and join in with the community. Others will sit down once a week with a nice warm cuppa to watch a course they want to work on for the next few days. Others don't have any time to sit down at all, so they listen to the training on a private member-only podcast. Let the membership fit around your lifestyle!

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Meet Our Members

“Meet Our Members” is a short audio podcast compilation that offers listeners an inside look into the world of the Ladies Working Dog Group (LWDG). Each of the included episodes in the compilation podcast features a chat between the LWDG Founder and a female member of the group, where they delve into the member’s journey into the group and what they gain from being part of the community. Through engaging and informative conversations, listeners will gain insights into the experiences and motivations of LWDG members. The episode provides an opportunity for members to share their unique stories and perspectives, as well as offer tips and advice to those who are interested in joining the LWDG.