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Photographing Your Dog

May Masterclass 2020

After a really busy 6 weeks of fab training ideas through The LWDG Challenge, we thought this months masterclass would be the perfect time to introduces some new positive skills you can enjoy whilst on lockdown

Brought to by our Regional Officer, and Photographer Gemma Martin, this masterclass will cover a range of basic tips and hints to improve the photography of your dog. You can use either a digital SLR camera, or you can use when using your camera phones.

We hope you will enjoy this masterclass and tag us on your Instagram images or share in the groups the photos you take. We really look forward to seeing them! 

 

 

 

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Building A Positive Online Presence - Live BONUS Guest Masterclass

An hour-long recording of our amazing Zoom with Guest Speaker Tara Punter. This zoom took place on the 7th May, and feedback from the participants was incredible! 

If you have a business of any kind, or just want to develop your name on social media YOU NEED TO WATCH THIS MASTERCLASS! Have a pen and paper, and get ready to take great notes! 

 

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Using Rewards Effectively

Using rewards in training creates a very powerful way of learning. A lot of research has shown that learning through rewards and positive reinforcement is the most effective method for long term success.

This masterclass will explore what rewards actually are. Reward-based training doesn’t mean dogs can do whatever they like, it just focuses on how you teach them to want to do what we’d like them to do, and how to reinforce their choices to create a well-trained and motivated dog.

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THE LWDG CHALLENGE - 6 Week Series

Starts Saturday 11th April - Join the fun - open to all LWDG VIP MEMBERS - Weekly prizes and series winner award -sponsored by Skinners.

To enter simply login to your VIP membership and in this program, you will find your challenge video. You can then submit your entry via the LWDG-VIP Members Lounge Group on Facebook, or alternatively by emailing the relevant judge your video. only one video per member may be entered. all entries must be sent by 12pm the following Friday. 

To become a member please visit our Members Area  You can do this by clicking on this text. 

 

 

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Your Dogs Welfare During Times Of Isolation FREE BONUS MASTERCLASS

At the beginning of 2020, it was flooding, and now its a pandemic. But it could be a sprained ankle or some other event that makes it difficult at times for us to take our dogs outdoors. 

Our amazing Featured Expert Claire Denyer has created this wonderful masterclass to help guide us through how we can look after our dogs when we don't have our normal level of access to the outdoors! 

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Teaching Your Dog To Social Walk

 

Many working dogs are now also pet dogs, as such, they also need to be taught the life skills to help them be great pets alongside their working skills. One of the most important things to teach a working dog is when to work and when not to.

Self-employed hunting is one of the most challenging things to deal with, teaching your dog to Social Walk means that you can maintain your hunting and working skills but also teach your dog when it is appropriate to be hunting and when it is not. This means that you can all enjoy going out for a walk safe in the knowledge that you are not undermining your working skills.

Join us for this superb masterclass with Leanne Smith where she teaches us how to train your working dog to relax whilst out for a walk, rather than hunt. 

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Study Hall Recordings

All our recorded fortnightly Study Hall recordings can be found here.  Please note some study halls are not recorded. 

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Training Your Dog To Quarter

Join us for this incredible masterclass with Samantha Thorneycroft-Taylor as she guides us through a simpleyet effective process to training a dog to quarter. 

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What To Wear When Working Your Dog

Join us for this fantastic masterclass with Sorrell Miller Holland from On The Peg 

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BONUS End Of Year Reflection Masterclass

Discover the power of reviewing your working dog training with our Bonus End Of Year Reflection Masterclass.

Learn from your results this past year in order to create more success in the year ahead.

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Your Dogs First Aid Kit

Thanks to the incredible Sophie Bell, Senior Vet and Owner of Animal Love we have an exclusive short lesson below for you to create a simple, effective first aid kit for your working dog. 

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Fitness Plans For Working Dogs

Have you thought about how the fitness of your dog affects its capability during the shooting season. Complete this course to learn how to put together a fitness plan for your dog.

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Preparing For The Working Gun Dog Certificate

December's Masterclass video 'Preparing You and Your Dog For The KC Working Dog Certificate' has been filmed by Featured Expert John Denyer ( yep, hubby of our amazing Claire Denyer). John has put together a 4 step Masterclass to help you understand:

  • The Kennel Club Working Dog Certificate
  • What Criteria Is Assessed
  • Things To Know About The Kennel Club Working Dog Certificate
  • Preparing Your Dog For The Working Dog Certificate

Disclaimer : Please note this is not an official Kennel Club Training, its a 4 stage system to help you understand more about the certificate from John's perspective. 

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An Introduction To Field Trials

An introduction to Field Trials, the do's & dont's , along with a splash of etiquette.

LWDG MEMBER OFFER : Clients going to Sarah Miles who are members of LWDG will receive a 5% discount, including her workshops. 

 

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Steadiness To Movement

Steadiness To Movement Training with Featured Expert Matt Ball

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Teaching Your Dog To Hunt To Whistle

Teaching Your Dog To Hunt To Whistle - From puppy onward....

This incredible video series is going to have you feeling far more confident about teaching the hunt command.

Please note we are introducing using subtitles on our videos.  The great thing is it means we can get over weather challenges, plus also, you can learn without sound. 

Where words are missing we have reduced the text to ensure you still have visibility of the screen to see the trainer. 

 

 

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Training Your Dog To Sit

Teaching 'Sit' is probably the first time you will have a go at training your puppy. It's a fundamental step for your future relationship. Having a dog that will sit to command will give you the reassurance that he's stationary and safe.  

Share your sit videos with the community over in the Facebook group.

 

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Walking To Heel

Join us for the lesson below where featured expert Samantha Thorneycroft-Taylor of Languedoc Gundogs. Samantha delivers an absolute masterclass on teaching your dog to walk to heel.

Make sure to download your walk to heel workbook below before watching the training video, and afterwards please leave your comments below. 

Share your heelwork videos with the community over in the Facebook group.

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Using A Place Board With Your Working Dog

Join us for the lesson below where featured expert Emma-Louise Stevens of Cunningshot Dog Training delivers an absolute masterclass on teaching you how to successfully use a place board with your dog .

Make sure to download your  Dog Training Log below after watching the training video, and afterwards please leave your comments and star rating review below. 

Share your personal place board videos with the community over in the Facebook group.

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Working With A Sensitive Dog


There are a variety of things that can go wrong with your working dog or gundog, knowing how to prevent problem behaviours, or, how to remedy them is very useful.

If there hasn't been sufficient or correct socialisation as a puppy, you may find your young gundog is fearful or lacks in confidence.

Sometimes things happen which are out of your control which can lead to issues like sound sensitivity or a reluctance to retrieve, or even your dog becoming fearful in general.

Working with a nervous, sensitive, or, fearful dog can be challenging, but, it can be so rewarding when you overcome issues.

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Training Your Dog To The Sound Of Shot

Join us for the lesson below where featured expert Tracy Furguson of Roxburghe Shooting School delivers an an incredible session on how to train your dog to the sound of shot. 

Make sure to watch the bonus training at the end, and download the shot gun audio below to play at home at low volume.  

Share your training to shot videos with the community over in the Facebook group.

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