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Reluctant Retriever

Tuesday 3rd Nov - We are uploading videos today so all 7 videos may not be visible.

Masterclass Launches 4th November  

Reluctant Retrieving manifests itself in various ways, and, is one of the most common problems I see. I regularly work with dogs who have various retrieving problems. There are several causes ranging from too much retrieving too young, formalising the retrieve too early, telling dogs off for picking things up around the house, and, sadly sometimes, too harsh handling.


This subject is very close to my heart as I see many dogs who appear to have little to no desire to retrieve. It's quite a common problem. I have many dogs come to us for training who other trainers have turned away or deemed “no good”. Unfortunately, this problem can cause dogs to be over looked or moved on in the competition world. So, over the last few years working with reluctant retrievers or dogs lacking drive and enthusiasm has become a passion.

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Hot Mess Handler ! - The LWDG 9 Week Handler Basics Course

This course began live filming on Thursday, October 1st, 2020, for 9 weeks

There has been SO MUCH interest in this event that we have decided to offer this incredible course to everyone as a 9-week program.

Hot Mess Handler consists of over 14 hours of video training and will be available with lifelong access .

These videos will offer simple solutions for the most common working dog handler questions, plus participants will get full lifetime access to the videos on demand, Course Workbook, and Certificate of Completion, plus so many BONUS materials!

Topics being covered:
  • Steadiness
  • Stop Cue
  • Sit and Wait
  • Self Control
  • Retrieving
  • Recall
  • Lost Whistle
  • Heelwork
  • Directions 

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Your Dog And Fireworks

Are you and your dog ready for Bonfire Night? Watch our Featured Experts as they discuss what you can do to ensure your dog is safe and happy. 

This video is available to everyone. 

Please use the chapter menu on the video to access different sections as outlined. 

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Understanding The Nutritional Needs Of Working Dogs

Join us for an incredible masterclass this month where Niamh will be giving an overview of the basic requirements for good nutrition in a working dog, from puppyhood right through the pregnancy and on to the senior years. She will also cover some nutritional issues that can appear in working dogs, and advice on how to resolve these. 

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Dog and Duck Group Coaching

All our 'Dog and Duck' recordings can be found here.

These recordings are invaluable for anyone wanting to improve their knowledge of the wonderful world of gundogs.

Watch the video, or listen to our newly added podcast episodes of each session. 

 

Make sure to join us for Dog and Duck sessions every second and fourth Wednesday of the month! 

 

Also included Old Study Hall

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

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Guided Meditation Before You Train Your Dog - BONUS CONTENT

2020 has been a chaotic year for us all.

As daily life has our minds whirring, sometimes we could do with a little help to get in the right frame of mind for a dog training session.

Use this meditation before you train if you are feeling insecure or unsure about your capabilities, that of your dog, or if you have had a hectic day and you wish to let everyday worries go before you train. 

You can also use it if you need to reset and refocus. 

Much Love

Jo xx

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Using Scentwork Skills With Working Dogs

Masterclass Available From 2nd September

This Masterclass is going to give an introduction to Scentwork and covers how you can involve Scentwork Skills into your training by searching for and retrieving a scented article. 

Dogs have up to 300 million olfactory receptors compared to our 6 million, they can smell 100,000 times better than us and their sense of smell is so sensitive that they can detect half a teaspoon of sugar in an Olympic sized swimming pool. 

Given the dog's ability to smell, Scentwork is a really great way of harnessing the dog's nose into constructive “work” that is fun for both you and the dog, it is suitable for all ages and sizes of dogs and you don’t need much equipment in order to have great fun with your dog. 

Scentwork is a great activity for rainy days or when your dog is on limited rest or outside of the shooting season. Scentwork encourages your dog to use their nose, which is great mental stimulation, and channels their natural behaviour in an appropriate way.

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Where's The Off-Switch

This masterclass will introduce you to all the tools you need to teach your dog to be able to switch off in many different situations.  It starts with teaching your dog to switch off in the house when you need to get on with all those everyday normal tasks so that he becomes a pleasant companion around the home.  It then moves onto teaching your dog how to switch off in outdoor situations and then finally to switch off in a work or sport situation, in between doing their job or competing. Yes, it can be done! 

 Much of a dog’s time whether working or competing is spent waiting for their turn.  It is much more efficient to have a calm, patient dog when he is waiting as it means that he can conserve both mental and physical energy and save it for when you need it the most.  Just as important, it helps your dog to remain cognitive and able to focus on you in the most challenging and exciting circumstances.

10% discount off Leanne's Book Where’s the Off Switch? When you quote LWDG10

Send an email to leanne@dogsrdogs.co.uk

 

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Introducing Your Dog To Cold Game

Watch  the recording of our very first LIVE masterclass with the incredible Featured Expert Emma Stevens!

Emma will be teaching you how to use cold game when training your dog. In a unique opportunity for you to see Emma train live on Zoom, you get to see the process Emma uses so make sure you have a note pad and pen handy to take notes.

At the end of the call, we opened up for questions and answers giving members the chance to ask Emma about any problems they were struggling with.

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The How And Why Of Dog Communication - Part 2

Join us this month for an incredible 2 part masterclass with Bethany Nicholls and Claire Denyer

Part 2 is trained by our returning Featured Expert Claire. Claire takes us through what to look for when understanding your dog's communication with its body. 

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The How And Why Of Dog Communication - Part 1

Join us this month for an incredible 2 part masterclass with Bethany Nicholls and Claire Denyer

Part 1 is trained by our New Featured Expert Bethany who takes us on a journey through the history of dog domestication and behaviour. Some of the training will challenge what you think you know about dogs...

 

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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

Please Note: This Competition has now ended, however, we are leaving these videos up for you to have some new training ideas and challenges.

To enter simply login to your Society membership and in this program, you will find your challenge video. 

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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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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