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Keeping Weight On A Working Dog

This months masterclass will be about keeping weight on a working dog. From an advisory point of view, this is a common issue we come across. We will be looking at the importance of measuring, monitoring and managing your dog’s weight and condition, as well as the importance of weighing their food appropriately, and knowing when it’s time to consider changing their diet. We will also end with some frequently asked questions regarding your dog’s nutrition.

 

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Orientation Around The Ladies Working Dog Group

This recording is of a live zoom session we did for ladies who were unsure how to access the different courses and communities within the LWDG. 

If you're not confident with computers, or simply would like a walk-through of what the LWDG can offer, this is worth the watch! 

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

The LWDG Flagship Handler Foundations Training Course!

Hot Mess Handler consists of over 14 hours of video training, 9 topic areas, and 30 different sections to complete. 

These videos will offer in-depth training on working-dog commands and cues, plus simple solutions for the most common working dog handler questions.

Participants will get full lifetime access to the videos, course workbooks, and Certificate of Completion, plus so many BONUS materials!

Topics Covered:

  • Steadiness
  • Stop Cue
  • Sit and Wait
  • Self Control
  • Retrieving
  • Recall
  • Lost Whistle
  • Heelwork
  • Directions 

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Ben Randall

Join us for an hour of incredible training with Ben Randall. Video recording and podcast available.

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Building Confidence On Blind Retrieves

This Masterclass explores the many ways on how you can build your dogs confidence on blinds.

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Grooming The Working Dog

Steps 1 and 2 are available to all NOW!

From step 3 onwards you will need to be a Society Member to access. You can join the LWDG Society here 

This masterclass will show you how to provide maintenance grooming at home and the importance of keeping on top of grooming; whatever the breed. 

Julie will also show you how to home groom your dog to your personal preference if you would like to go further. There are huge benefits to your dog in grooming them, even if you only do maintenance and send them to a groomer regularly for a full groom.

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Really Clear and Easy To Follow

Really clear and easy to follow videos with supporting instructions. I especially found the guidance around the paws/pads useful. Thank you

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I Feel Confident Enough To Have A Go

Excellent advice & demos. Great to see how to use the equipment correctly (especially how to use clippers). I feel confident enough to have a go at everything myself now.

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I'm Going To Give This A Try

Great masterclass, I found the foot trimming particularly useful. I'm going to give this a try on my springer to hopefully help her feel more comfortable!

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Very Clear

Very clear. Gives me confidence to have a go at trimming my two spaniels myself. Thank you!

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Would Be Ideal for Someone Who Isn't Confident

I found the technique for trimming inside the ears and under the paws with clippers brilliant, I hadn't thought to use clippers in those areas. I found the whole video very informative and would be ideal for someone who hasn't necessarily got the experience or confidence to groom their own dog from head to toe.

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Very Helpful

Very helpful, especially regarding feet and tails for our cocker spaniels! Good to see different coat types explained too. Good to see whole process from start to end as our current groomers are not grooming for the near-future other then emergency cases.

Sarah

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Rob Alleyne

Join us for an hour of incredible training with Rob Alleyne. 

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Preparing A Novice Dog To Meet Livestock

The LWDG is incredibly excited to bring to you the first Masterclass of 2021!

Guest Experts Gwen Johnson and Leanne Smith provide detailed training on how you can prepare and begin to introduce your dogs to livestock using positive reinforcement methods. 

The 5 in-depth videos and accompanying workbook will help you not only with preparing your dog for meeting livestock but is also worth watching for loads of great games you can play with your working dog. 

Editor Note: This is a wonderful masterclass and we hugely appreciate Gwen and Leanne getting together to record. At some points during this filming, a Flail Mower was running close to the building. Unfortunately, this was picked up by the video recorder far louder than it could be heard on the day.  We hope these moments of background noise are not too distracting for our members. 

 

 

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How To Keep Your Dog Training Interesting

Join Featured Expert Samantha Thorneycroft -Taylor for our end of year bonus Masterclass on keeping your dog training interesting 

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It made me realize I was stuck in a bit of a rut and expecting my dogs to go over and over something and not be bored. It also gave me ideas on training that I had forgotten about or not visited before. THANK YOU!!

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Teaching Your Dog Self Control

90-minute masterclass with Featured Experts Claire Denyer and Emma Stevens covering how to teach your dog self-control.  

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Reluctant Retriever

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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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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A Super Masterclass

A super Masterclass, a lot of great information to take in and think about to make sure your working dog gets the right balance of nutrients. Thanks as always a brilliant Masterclass.

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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

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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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Very Helpful for My Energetic 4yr Old Cocker

Very helpful for my energetic 4yr old cocker who I inadvertently trained to work the whole time she is with me. Looking forward to being able to relax at home without her asking 'What's next?' every few minutes.

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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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Easy To Follow

Easy to follow and clear explanation of steps to take.

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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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Really Helpful and Encouraging

Really helpful and encouraging, thank you LWDG always enjoy learning from each master class.

Great to hear more about Rewards and how to use them effectively - my 2 labs live for them :)

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All In All Just Brilliant

I had never heard of premak so that was very useful, I was worried that I am a walking treat dispenser so now I will be more careful to just use treats at appropriate times, it was good to learn about toys too, all in all just brilliant thank you.

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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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I Can't Wait To Get Started

I can't wait to get started & try this training with my springer. She free hunts when we go to wooded areas or areas full of rabbits & this masterclass is a godsend!! The videos showed really clearly exactly how to get started & build up gradually so this is definitely going into my LWDG training planner for this month! Thank you so much!

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Clearly Explained

Great masterclass and clearly explained, was great seeing it in action with Doris. Now to go and practice so I can stop being a nag bag. Thanks Leanne

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I Recommend Everyone To Watch This Masterclass

You recommended this masterclass to me Jo, and all I can say is ‘Wow’! It is so amazing and awesome. I attend regular Gundog training sessions, but this has never been explained/demonstrated so perfectly to me before. I have done bits of this training but to see it used in the setting of a walk is going to make a massive difference. It is no exaggeration to say that this is literally going to change my life! It is exactly what I need and I wish I could have drawn on this a long while ago. I recommend everyone to watch this masterclass, particularly if you have a strong hunting breed like a spaniel. My little girl is just like Doris.

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Excellent Visual Representation

Excellent visual representation of what a social walk looks like and how connection can differ from dogs to dogs. It’s so important to know that and not expect every dog to be exactly the same!

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First Masterclass I Have Watched

Really great video, so well explained and really easy to understand. I have only just joined LWDG and this was the first masterclass I have watched, so now very interested to go and look at the other masterclasses and have a go putting the training into practice!

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This Was Great

Leanne's masterclass was excellent. What helped the most was not only did she clearly explain the process but she then demonstrated it with a dog that hasn't had the training before (thanks to Doris!). This was great because when you start it with your own dog it will play out like it did in the video and you know exactly what you should do. Sometimes that element is lost if you are just listening to someone speak or reading what you should do in a book for instance. Leanne did mention that this is what she did when her dogs were out having fun and that they then knew when it was time to work.

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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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Brilliant Masterclass

Brilliant master class I’ve actually seen Sam for a private lesson with Reggie on quartering , learnt so much from her in 2 hours this is great to refer back too , reggies picked it up well except when the pheasant scent is just to much and he’ll go a little of track 😆

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Brilliant Masterclass

Brilliant master class I’ve actually seen Sam for a private lesson with Reggie on quartering , learnt so much from her in 2 hours this is great to refer back too , reggies picked it up well except when the pheasant scent is just to much and he’ll go a little of track 😆

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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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Good Knowledge

It’s good knowledge to see all the choices available whether it’s out on a shoot day or out training.

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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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Focusing on The Good Parts

I love that it started with focusing on the good parts. Made me think constructive when I came to the parts that didn't work. I now have a plan for the stop cue that I haven't managed to teach my dog for his five years of life, but I still feel hopefull! It's only behavouir as Karen Pryor puts it!

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Complete Eye Opener

Even though my professional background is in education, dog handling and training has been a complete eye opener to me, vastly different from the complex teaching theories we employ with humans. To have access to the simplicity of this reflection model and plan struck me most as each three step process helped me to focus my achievements from 2019, areas for improvement and then devise a robust training plan for 2020. I am looking forward to this year as it’s now a much less daunting prospect. Thank you.

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I Love the Idea of Reflecting How The Year Went

I love the idea of reflecting on how the year went and keeping proper training notes. It feels as if one’s training remains stagnant but a proper review would probably prove otherwise.

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Really Inspiring and Motivational

Just loving all these masterclasses. New to the group I am binge watching them big time!!! This masterclass gives such a positive approach to review what you have achieved and what to work on moving forward. Loved listening to this, Jo speaks so much sense. Really inspiring and motivational, well worth watching. Thank you!

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Thank You For Your Encouragement and Wisdom

Amazing masterclass Jo. Good to have the structure explained so well and how to plan ahead as well as celebrating even small wins. Looking forward to receiving my planner and achieving great things with my young dog in the year ahead. Thank you for your encouragement and wisdom .

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Made Me Feel Far More Positive

Great masterclass Jo!! Made me think about my year with Red and realise what we have achieved!! The silly thing is I do end of year reviews for other things but not for my training with the boy!! Writing it all down has made me feel far more positive about moving forward into the new year!!! thanks again Jo

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Really Helped

As someone who has self doubts about her training ability by having you just talk you through making you see what you have achieved not the negatives really helped and not comparing with other people's ability and training achievementsThank you

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I'm Actually Quite Proud

Thank you so much for this masterclass. I'm quite new to the LWDG but loving everything about it. I am very guilty of always having a negative view and dwelling on the things that have gone wrong but this class has made me stop and think, actually I haven't done too badly with my dog this year.. We achieved the KC working gundog certificate on dummies, entered our first ever working test, are just about to complete our first season picking up.. I'm actually quite proud. Thank you for this

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I Now Have A Plan For The Future

I need to remember what is going well, I tend to focus on what's not going well. I now have a structure to help me reflect and plan for the future. I now know I am doing a great job with my home bred HPR who is the first dog I have started to train as a working gundog. I'm also proud that I facilitate group sessions of amateurs with trainers and am helping others with my North West Italian Spinone Gundog Training Group that will be 5 years old in April 2021.

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Very Inspired

The encouragement to be extremely honest in my review of this year’s training and accomplishments. It also made me feel very inspired to go forth and train, train TRAIN !

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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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Really Useful

It was helpful to know what elements would be tested and to what level your dog would need to work. Overall it was really useful.

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Really Enjoyed

really enjoyed listening to the video’s and the knowledge and experience from others. Being new to the gun dog training I feel the video’s and the detailed description was extremely understood and easy to follow, as long as you (myself) put the work in that is required. Thank you

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Well Presented and Easily Understood

Loved this master class, it has given me a good idea what to expect in March next year when I do the certificate and I still have plenty of time to practice , practice. Practice! Well presented and easily understood, Loved the videos too, this has made me super excited to get out there and train my dog

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Handy Tips and Pointers

This gives a beginner handler a really good idea of what they’re aiming for. A comprehensive explanation of the different elements for this test with handy tips and pointers. Thank you.

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Examples Of The Requirements

Useful to know the requirements and to see examples of each of these demonstrated.

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Clear and Simple

Clear and simple explanation of what the WGC (Working Gundog Certificate) is and how to achieve it.

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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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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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Answered So Many Of My Questions

Its answered so many of my questions. This is a new world to me and its been really hard to find information.

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Very Honest and Interesting Information

It was pitched at the right level, Sarah provided very honest and interesting information about a world that seems a mystery at times. It’s so hard to find any advice (or at least appears to be) when you are new to trialling or even just considering it, so this was really valuable. Thank you so much for providing this.

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Advice Given Was Great

All really interesting, great to hear from someone who has competed in field trials and the advice given was great.

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Another Great Masterclass

Great to understand the difference between what is required at trials as opposed to tests and also the differences between trialling labs v spaniels. Loved the stories from Sarah of her own experiences and the tips she shared. Another great masterclass, thank you!

Carol

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Steadiness To Movement

Steadiness To Movement Training with Featured Expert Matt Ball

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Great Masterclass

Great masterclass, thank you. Can only dream of when my dog will reach those later stages! Will definitely concentrate on getting the sit to movement.

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Incredible

It was incredible. Step by step progression and skills demonstrated in videos. For a newbie like myself, the concept of steadiness to movement has just blown my mind!

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Logical

I found his method to be logical and make sense. Am quite keen to put that into practice! Would love to hear more from him about training pointing though and how to bring out the natural point whilst working on steadiness. Will be off to the park tomorrow to work round some ducks!

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Step By Step Approach

This step by step approach is a great way of demonstrating to beginner dog handlers what needs to be achieved before moving onto the next stage. I also like the reminder of ‘black and white, no grey areas’. This can be a difficult concept to remember sometimes but makes sense to implement it so the dog is clear what is being asked of them.

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Found This So Helpful

Found this so helpful in pointing out the need to get the sit to movement nailed in different environments and the caution of not trying to progress too quickly. Think I may be taking quite a while to achieve the steadiness required with my young springer, who seems to find anything that moves highly exciting even if is only a leaf!

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Really Interesting

Really interesting step by step process. Nice to see something detailed on HPRs though applicable to all breeds.

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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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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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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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Absolutely Brilliant

Absolutely brilliant I have learnt so much and it so easy to understand I have been doing the advance place board work with Reggie my 3 year old before his daughter arrives next week 😊

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Really helpful and easy to follow

Really helpful and easy to follow. I have been introduced to place board training before but never really understood how it works but this was so simple. Will be taking some tips. Thank you

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Perfect!

Expecting my placeboard to come in the mail today. I had a couple ideas how to use it already and was actively looking online for more ideas. This was perfect!

Katie

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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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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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I Wish I Had This Info When My Merlin Was A Pup!

It was very varied and didn't just focus on starting puppies. I loved the fact that the Springer was older and full of beans just like my Cocker. Gives me hope that it will one day be achievable. It contained lots of important information. I wish I'd had this info when my Merlin was a pup!

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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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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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Field First Aid For Working Dogs - Free Mini Course

In this free mini-course you will learn what you need to carry in a first aid kit for a  working dog. This short course was created by Senior Vet Sophie Bell who specialises in Emergency and Critical Care. 

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Excellent Video

Excellent and very interesting video thank you

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Ready, Steady, Sit - Free 5 Day Challenge

A Free 5-day challenge to quickly teach you how to improve your dogs steadiness and self-control

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