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Easily Train Your Dog The Foundations of Great Behaviour!

Are you stuck and overwhelmed in your dog training? Learn how to quickly and easily train ALL the foundational cues with this easy to follow online instant access course for only £47!

Imagine finally enjoying the dog walks you have always dreamt of – unwinding in nature with your dog… free from worry of them jumping up and getting people’s clothes dirty, running off, losing them and feeling embarrassed shouting after them.

But right now they’re jumping all over you when you’re asking them to sit down when you come through the door. Yanking your arm off with the excitement of going outside or being on a walk.

We all agree: a well-trained dog is a joy. But what if you're unsure how to make that happen?

Picture this: You come home tired, and your gundog greets you with boundless joy. You tell them to sit while you change. They do, but only briefly, before darting off. Then comes walk time. You grab the lead, their excitement skyrockets as you get outside, they suddenly seem deaf to your calls, and you’re left wondering—will tonight be a good walk or another challenge? Sound like your typical evening?


Imagine stepping onto the training field, head held high, armed with the knowledge and techniques that make each session a victory for you and your gundog. No more second-guessing, no more feeling isolated or overwhelmed.

What you need is a roadmap, and that’s exactly what this course provides. It’s tailored to answer those plaguing questions and arm you with actionable insights for effective gundog training.


Here’s What You Get When You Register

Click the ‘Enrol Now ’ button to begin ordering your course! Pay securely using either a Debit/Credit Card or via PayPal. The course is just £47 right now, instead of £420. We are purposely keeping the price low to allow access to all.

Once your order is placed, you’ll receive lifetime access to your dedicated Hot Mess Handler – The Gundog Training Foundation Course login details sent via email. When you receive these course login details you can log in and start learning immediately with lifetime access. It’s that simple! Ladies can also join our free Support Group to answer any questions you may have as you work through the course.

Foundational Gundog Cues

The videos cover in depth the cues you absolutely need to learn in order to train your dog .

20 Hours Of Quality Training

20 hours of recorded training including Q&A sessions with students covering common problems so you can fix and prevent.

Downloadable Workbooks

Download or print PDF's to take notes from each video. Use these workbooks to remind you of how to train each cue .

81 BONUS Training Ideas

Download our BONUS 81 training ideas for each cue/ command!

Here’s what some of the hundreds already enrolled are saying about the course:

It has been amazing, I have learnt new techniques and it has given me more confidence. I was struggling with my training before Hot Mess Handler, my mindset has changed and I have more focus and even if I can only do 10mins training a day, 10mins quality training is better that none! :-). I have always hand problems with my dogs walking nicely on a lead, so this sections was fab, My dogs are rarely on leads so this is a massive challenge which I'm hoping to conquer. To be honest all the modules were amazing!! My training has improved because I am more confident, I am now using set cues, as not to confuse myself or the dogs 🙂 I have told my friends about this amazing course and group and I know one of them has now signed up for Hot Mess Handler:-)
Judith P
Here in the US there are very few trainers that use positive methods for gun dog work so I was so excited to come across Hot Mess Handler. I am a novice trainer and this is my first stab at training a gun dog. The modules are nicely laid out and the trainers are wonderful ladies! It's hard for me to pick a favorite. I found much value in all of them. I now have a better way of planning my training sessions. This has been great for me in clearing up some whys and hows of gun dog work. If you're not in the UK, you can easily adjust the plan to fit your needs. It is really great too for people in the US if your looking to train without the e-collar!
Terri R
Found the course really useful. Love all the ways it comes together by building on the 3 D's. I am guessing there a quite a few of us who would like to turn the clock back to puppyhood and start over with all the things you can train from an early age, rather than waiting for the dogs to mature a little, just the simple basics would have been really useful... Love the questions and answers section. My favourite module is Self-Control... l have a large Munsterlander... say no more! I also liked Steadiness and Directions. The course made me aware of building on and not forgetting to implement what we've learned. If a friend asked about the course I'd tell them BUY IT !! I have recommended it to a couple of friends.
Amanda W
I absolutely loved this course. Have worked my way through it and I am now currently going back referring to the relevant sections for the level my dog and I are at. My favourite Module is the sit! This was totally inspiring. Who knew how important this one command was and how vital it is for all other foundation training. I have watched parts of this module again and again as I feel it is so key for both my pup and me. I started to learn what I should be working on and how to tackle each section of training covered in the course. I would totally recommend the Hot Mess Handler. I would also say that even if you don't feel you are currently up to the level covered in the modules watch them as you will soon realise that each module has elements in it that are relevant to all levels.
Sam E
Thank you so much for all the time and effort that you give to the group. I signed up for the 'Hot Mess Handler' course and it is so helpful to me at this time. I have a 17 month old Welsh Springer Spaniel and due to the Covid restrictions have been unable to train her with other dogs around ie in a training club environment which I could really do with. However the course has given me motivation and ideas encouraging me to put in the time she needs hopefully to produce a confident well mannered dog. I also want to comment on the positive and non critical attitude shown from the members of the group when they answer questions and discuss methods of training. It is so refreshing to hear that everyone wants to help each other without criticism or disagreement. Please keep up the good work.
Sue W
Really enjoyed the Hot Mess Handler course. I found the videos and the accompanying workbooks and homework really easy to follow, and I like that there are exercises in for puppies as well as older dogs, but novice handlers. I have two dogs, a puppy and a nearly 3 year old dog, and so much of the course is applicable to both of them.The course gave me the confidence to break down training elements into bite-sized chunks that not only will the dog hopefully get, but also I will be able to remember and piece together. I think the bonus module on training sessions really emphasised this, as it showed how to combine the different homework exercises into training for the 'finished behaviour' and how to back track the steps needed to get there. I'd really encourage anyone who wants to have a safe and well behaved dog to take this course, as even if I never work either of my dogs on a shoot or in a trial, the foundations of Gundog behaviour are what we as pet owners all want: a dog that is safe, steady and that we can engage with in activities they enjoy: hunting, retrieving etc
Amanda W

Course Structure

1. Sit and Wait

with LWDG Featured Expert Emma Stevens. Training your dog to sit is a foundational skill that improves communication, safety, and overall manageability.

2. Self Control

With LWDG Experts Claire Denyer and Emma Stevens. Self-control training helps your dog resist distractions and make better choices, leading to a calmer and happier life together. 

3. Effective Recall

With LWDG Featured Expert Abbie Reid.  Training a reliable recall keeps your dog safe and gives you freedom to explore together with peace of mind.

4. Steadiness

With LWDG Group Expert Claire Denyer. Training steadiness helps your dog stay calm and focused amidst distractions, making walks, training sessions, and public outings more enjoyable for both of you.

5. Retrieving

With LWDG Group Expert Jemma Martin. Training retrieving strengthens your bond with your dog, provides mental stimulation, and can be a fun and rewarding activity for both of you.

6. Heelwork

With LWDG Group Expert Samantha Thorneycroft-Taylor. Heelwork training builds a strong communication foundation, leading to enjoyable, controlled walks and a more manageable dog.

7. Stop Whistle

With LWDG Featured Expert Rose Setten. Training a stop whistle gives you a safe, long-distance way to get your dog’s attention and potentially prevent unwanted behaviours or accidents. 

8. Hunt/Lost Whistle

With LWDG Featured Expert Nicci Kenny. Training “hunt/lost” can transform your pet dog into a helpful partner, able to locate hidden objects such as tennis balls, dunmmies and even mobile phones! 

9. Directions

With LWDG Featured Expert Abbie Reid. Training extra cues like left and right commands (“left” and “right”) gives you precise control during walks and allows for impressive maneuvering around obstacles.


– LWDG Quick-Train Sessions System


– Confused To Confident 3 Day FastTrack

Personal Note From LWDG Founder Jo Perrott

The Hot Mess Handler – The Gundog Training Foundation Course is THE course I wish I had access to right when I began training working dogs. It would have saved me making so many mistakes! I can’t turn back time unfortunately, but now at least I can stop making those errors. I love the fact that the LWDG Experts have created an affordable, intensive course that really will help anyone put their dog on the right track.

Much Love

Jo xx

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