Our community is your biggest cheerleader when it comes to succeeding with your dog, and we created this podcast to share our knowledge with as many dog owners as possible so that you can learn from our mistakes and avoid the pitfalls that we’ve faced.

If you’re new to working dogs, or just need a little help getting started, this is the Podcast for you.

In each episode, LWDG Founder Jo Perrott will be joined by amazing guests to discuss a specific topic related to working dogs.

We’ll cover everything from obedience training and behaviour management to health and nutrition. 

So whether you’re a first-time dog owner or a seasoned pro, we hope that you’ll join us on this journey to better understand our four-legged friends.


If you’re a wanting to learn more about working dogs, or just need some help getting started – You’re in the right place!

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episode 75

There is a big debate going on in the UK at the moment about whether or not you need to be a qualified gundog trainer.

On one side of the argument, you have people who say that it is essential for gundog trainers to have a qualification, in order to ensure that dogs are being trained safely and effectively.

On the other side of the argument, you have people who say that experience is more important than qualifications, and that anyone can become a good trainer with enough practice.

So, which side should you believe? In today’s podcast, we’ll take a look at both sides of the argument and help you make up your own mind!

episode 74

Gundog training is an important part of building a strong bond between you and your working dog. With the right tools and techniques, it can be both fun and effective for all involved. One such tool that is often overlooked by many dog owners is the place board – but when used correctly, it can offer numerous benefits to any gundog training program. In this podcast and blog post, we’ll discuss why using a place board in gundog training is beneficial, common mistakes people make while doing so, and how to avoid them in order to get the most out of your time together!

episode 73

Understanding how dogs learn in patterns is key to successful dog training and behaviour modification. By understanding the patterns of behaviour that our dogs form based on their experiences, we can use this knowledge to help shape their future actions and reactions. Whether it’s teaching a puppy new behaviours or modifying existing ones, pattern-based learning can be an effective tool for getting the results you want from your four-legged friend. In this blog post and podcast, LWDG Group Expert Claire Denyer discusses why pattern-based learning works so well with dogs, as well as some potential pitfalls of using it too rigidly. So if you’re looking for ways to better understand and train your pup, listen and read on!

episode 72

'Don't Worry My Dog Is Friendly' - Out Of Control dogs in Public Places

“Don’t worry, my dog is friendly” – we’ve all heard it before! But how can you make sure that your dog is always in control when out in public? On this episode of our podcast, LWDG Group Experts Samantha Thorneycroft-Taylor and Jemma Martin discuss why it’s important to keep our dogs under control when out and about and share some tips on how to do just that. Tune in to find out more!

Episode 71

If you want to ensure that your game shooting day is a success, it’s important to remember that everyone has a role to play. From the guns and beaters to the pickers-up and gamekeeper, each person plays an integral part in making the day run smoothly. In this week’s LWDG POD DOG Episode and this accompanying blog post, LWDG Group Emma Stevens chats to Jo about each of these roles and discusses what is required for a successful shoot.

Episode 70

Welcome to my interview with Paula Lester, Features Editor of Country Life Magazine and an inspiration to many! Paula has pursued her passion for the country as a true vocation and is committed to inspiring other women through her tireless dedication in the field. Her journey shows us that it’s never impossible to build a career into something we enjoy – if you’re determined enough, hard work will lead you down the road less travelled. In this exclusive interview, I sit down with Paula to get an inside look at what she does best; from gathering key stories from experts across the industry, organising photo shoots and penning insightful articles about outdoor life – join me now as we discover how one woman’s commitment can create lasting change. Prepare yourself for a riveting insight into an editor’s unique world!

Episode 68

Dogs are amazing creatures that provide us with companionship, love, and security. They are also incredibly versatile and can be trained to perform a variety of tasks, from gundog to search dogs. While the process of training a successful gundog or search dog is not easy, it is definitely worth the effort. In this podcast and blog post, we will explore with Guest Expert Georgie Armstrong of K9 BrainTraining some of the similarities and differences between these two types of uses for dogs. We will also discuss the importance of having a structured training program in place if you want your pup to excel at either task. In this week’s podcast, Georgie shares some anecdotes about her own experiences training gundogs and search dogs. We hope you enjoy listening and reading!
We’d also like to send our huge congratulations to Georgie on the birth of her daughter since we recorded this podcast!

Episode 67

Living with a Gundog can be a lot of fun, but it’s important to remember that your day-to-day life affects your dog’s training. In this week’s podcast with LWDG Experts Claire and John Denyer, we discuss how living with a gundog can affect its training, and offer some tips on how to make sure your dog stays well-trained.

Episode 66

As a country, we rely on service animals to help us in many different ways. They are an integral part of our lives, and we owe them a great debt for their years of service. That’s why we are so grateful for organisations like the National Foundation for Retired Service Animals that provide retired service animals with the care they need and deserve! Today we are speaking with The Rt. Hon. Countess Bathurst, Chair of the NRFSA and LWDG Society Member, Management Committee Member, and Show and Events Coordinator, Tracey Wysocka, about retired service animals and why they deserve the best medical treatment.

The National Fund for Retired Service Animals (NFRSA) is a fantastic organisation that addresses the financial costs and care of retired service animals across the country. Their main aims are to assist those caring for retired animals by subsidising vet bills and other related expenses, while also promoting the extraordinary work service animals do.