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Working An Unconventional Gundog

Working An Unconventional Gundog (Member Spotlight with With Emma Mather) Click Play below to listen  Listen On Spotify What happens if you’re training a dog that isn’t one of the traditional breeds? If you have been asking yourself this question you will love our first-ever LWDG Member Spotlight. This week I’m joined by Emma Mather

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Your Dog And Fireworks

Are you and your dog ready for fireworks on Bonfire Night? For a lot of dogs fireworks can cause a range of different worrying behaviours that we may not even be aware of. Watch our Featured Experts as they discuss what you can do to ensure your dog is safe and happy around fireworks. Because

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Gundog Theft Awareness Week

Share on facebook Share on google Share on twitter Share on linkedin Gundog Theft Awareness Week starts 31st October 2020 Daily across the LWDG Facebook Groups we see pleas for help to find a stolen dog, and it’s so incredibly saddening.  Where exactly these stolen dogs end up can be as equally heartbreaking.  If the

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14 Tips For Improving Your Dog Training

Sadly, we aren’t all natural dog whisperers.  The occasional 20 minutes in the garden isn’t going to crack it, so in order to be the best dog trainer you can be, it helps us to have some tips in place to help us reach our potential.  Here are 14 tips to help you improve your

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Cold Pressed Dog Food Explained

Hello!  My name is Lucy Millar. I’m the owner of Rùn, a very new Cold Pressed dog food based in Scotland.  While we’ve been staying at home during lock-down, a lot of the things we normally take for granted have had to undergo a bit of a change.  The biggest of these has definitely been

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Win £100 of Dog Food With Red Mills Pet!

We are so excited to bring to our followers an amazing giveaway kindly provided by @redmillspet Their going to happily giveaway £100 of their products to one lucky winner! The prize is a selection of their Engage premium working dog foods including our replenish power bars (to the value of £100) To enter simply comment on

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Your Dogs Welfare During Times Of Isolation

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 and Qualified Dog Trainer Claire Denyer takes us through some of the most frequently

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Increase Your Success Using Values-Driven Dog Training

Have you ever thought about how your dog training success is achieved in your own mind? There are many different styles of dog training across the world. Depending on the dogs function, how and what we train changes to suit our needs, the environment, the dogs and our preferences.  After many years learning different approaches,

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#LWDGBuddy Our New Buddy System!

LWDG Launches It’s New Buddy System! As the weekend of love comes to a close, the news of the sad death of the celebrity Caroline Flack has left many people feeling saddened and shocked.  It’s all too easy to look like everything is fine on the outside, whilst on the inside we feel frightened and

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Indoor Training Exercises For Working Dogs

With Storm Ciara keeping many of us in our homes, Featured Expert Claire Denyer from Family Dog Services has  stepped in to help! Below is a collection of videos to give us some indoor training options that we can enjoy with our dogs. These videos can be useful for rainy days, days that are too

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‘Be My Valentine VIP’ – LWDG Competition

Show Us You Loving Your VIP To Win! (Very Important Pooch) For Your Chance To Win An LWDG Headband And Magic Month Planner. To enter, simply fill out the entry form below with a link to a photo you have shared on social media. Make sure to include the hashtag #LWDGVALENTINE Please note: We need shipping

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Spaniel Aid Charity Walks

5k Regional Walks For Spaniel Aid – 15th March 2020 Join the fun on March 15th 2020 as we take part in Charity 5k Regional Walks around the country to celebrate our first year of membership. Simply make your £10 donation below direct to Spaniel Aid, and then complete the enquiry form at the end

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Preparing Game Birds For The Table

This week we celebrate the Great British Game Week 2019!  With the season in full swing, and Christmas around the corner, now is a great time to prepare game birds from your shoot for your dinner table.  The rule in our home is ‘if you took part in killing it , then you take part

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Loose Lead Walking and Recall Training (Review)

I was delighted to be asked by Claire and John Denyer to review their new online course ‘Loose Lead Walking and Recall Training’. With 4 dogs under 18 months that haven’t had enough attention with my fathers passing,  I felt a refresher on what I needed to do had come at a great time.  The course

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Shoot Day Sloe Gin Truffles

Imagine our delight when LWDG member Min Flemington shared this awesome recipe with the group! This is a great way to use leftover sloes after you have made and decanted your sloe gin. It can also be used with damson gin, damson brandy, cherry brandy or any berry containing liqueur. This versatile recipe also allows

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Developing And Maintaining Your Dogs Desire To Retrieve.

This subject is very close to my heart as we see many dogs who appear to have little to no desire to retrieve. It’s quite a common problem. We have many dogs come to us for training that other trainers have turned away or deemed “no good”.  Unfortunately this problem can cause dogs to be

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A Novice Guide To Shoot Day Etiquette.

Share on facebook Facebook Share on google Google+ Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Emma-Louise Stevens, one of our amazing Featured Experts has put together a brilliant short guide your first shoot day if you have never been before.  These tips and hints are things that I wish someone had told me on

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LWDG Launches NEW Featured Expert Badge!

Share on facebook Facebook Share on google Google+ Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn The Ladies Working Dog Group are extremely excited to announce our NEW Featured Expert Digital Badge!  We are issuing this badge to all of our Featured Experts to acknowledge their skills, knowledge and behaviours that the members of the

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How To Add Weight To Your Working Dog

Keeping weight on a working dog can be difficult, especially as the shooting seasons start.  A dogs weight will vary on a number of factors. Some are hereditary, its type, its age, and its lifestyle.  It’s common for people to believe if you can feel a dogs rib cage, its too skinny but this is

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Why is the Twelfth so glorious?

Today marks the start of the British shooting season for Red Grouse, and historically known as the Glorious Twelfth. We looked into it’s history to find out more.. Where The Glorious Twelfth Started Many believe the 1831 Game Act it is where the glorious twelfth began, however as early as the Game Act of 1773

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Why Socialisation Of Your Dog Is Essential

Share on facebook Facebook Share on google Google+ Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Lots of people get home with their new gun dog puppy and start training them for their new life outdoors.  Training your pup control and obedience is important, but there’s a third topic that is sometimes overlooked… Socialiatation. What Is

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How To Build Your Own Place Board

With so much chatter about how to use a place board in working dog training, I thought I would show you how we made ours!  What You Will Need To Build Your Place Board: – An 8ft length of 3inch x 2 inch timber. We asked the local merchant to cut the lengths to the

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Be Confident Your Dog Will Listen

When I first started to train my working dog I was rubbish. There, I said it. I was a motivated idiot, all excited but no clue what I was doing. Most sessions ended in disaster with me upset and my dog confused.  There used to be a moment in training that felt like an eternity

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10 Common Household Items That May Affect Your Dog

These 10 Common Household Items Are Potentially Poisonous for Your Dog Just as you house-proof your home before the new baby begins to walk, you have to consider that a new dog will go after just about anything in the home.  Here are some common household items that are poisonous to dogs. Medications Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen,

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2020 Ladies Working Dog Group Summit

Join us for our first ever Ladies Working Dog Group Summit! Summary March 15th 2020 will see the LWDG hold its first ever national summit event, bringing together ladies and organisations from around the UK to celebrate the LWDG 1 year anniversary.  Agenda Come together with members to hear about’s whats wonderful in the world

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Top Tips For Bringing A New Pup Home

This week a gorgeous 12 week old new pup came to live with us.  We asked group members on Facebook and Instagram what’s the best piece of advice they ever received about bringing a new pup into your home.  Here’s their best tips: Fiona MacLeod  Introduce the existing dog in the garden so they can

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5 Helpful Tips for Effectively Choosing A Kennel

Guest Post By Sam Medlock When choosing a kennel for your working dog, it can feel like walking through a minefield.  There are many materials to choose from, styles, add-on’s and upgrades as well as size!  Here are our helpful tips for selecting a wooden dog kennel which will provide your dog with a safe

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New Annual Membership Available!

Join our exclusive Members Club and train with us all year round for only 14p a day The Members Club Annual Membership gives you access to our amazing club 365 days a year at just £49.99 per person, making it one of the best value-for-money online working dog training and support programs available.   As

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Make Your Own Easy, No Sew, Washable Dog Training Dummy

At Ladies Working Dog Group we love bringing you quick ideas that can really help you with your working dog training. Maybe your new to dog training so haven’t purchased a dog dummy yet? Or maybe you have lost yours and need a quick replacement. This no sew dog dummy is so easy to make,

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Messing Up Your Dogs Training Is A Wonderful Thing

OK, so before you spit your tea all over your laptop from me declaring its a good thing to mess up training, hear me out on this one. When I first began training a dog for myself I experienced two things. The first was being in a rush . The second was being petrified I

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Photographing Your Dog

With Guest Photographer Christina Power How many times have you been photographing your dog, only to end up with bums and blurs.  Here are 10 quick tips to help you: Ten Great Tips 1) Get to know the dogs personality before you start. What gets their attention, will they rest if you’re still? Think about

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New Mentorship Program

We’ve added a mentorship program to our Membership. You can build skills and share knowledge with another member of our working dog community. I am excited to see all of us build stronger relationships with each other and hope you’ll join in if you are a full member. Here’s how the program works: You sign

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Stopping Your Restless Working Dog From Overheating

With this bank holiday being so beautifully warm, we thought we would share with you some top tips to keep your working dogs cool.  Our four legged friends can find this weather tough. Some dogs are still shedding whats left of their winter coats, and the weather is unusually hot. Here’s what we can do

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5 Top Tips When Feeding Your Dog

– Guest Post By Rachael Hindle First of all, I’d like to start of by clarifying one thing; I am in no way an expert on feeding your dog. The expert on feeding YOUR dog is in fact you. Nobody will understand your dog better than you will – seriously, not even your vet. You

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Enjoy British Pie Week With This Gorgeous Game Recipe

Here’s a fantastic recipe for Game Pie with Mustard Mash. Eat Wild is a campaign by the British Game Alliance (BGA), the official marketing board for game. They have kindly sent us this lovely recipe for British Pie Week which is taking place this week from 4th – 10th March.   The BGA’s goal is to

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How To Make A Traditional Feather Brooch

Have you ever wondered how to turn a pheasants feathers into something you can keep? Our lovely member Sophie shows us how….. To Make A Traditional Brooch You Will Need: A traditional ‘vase’ shaped brooch – available through my Facebook pageGlue – here I use Gorilla superglue but any glue will work.Thread – grey or

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Valentines Day Dog Cake

Nanny Sheldon’s Valentine Bone Cake Valentines Day is the day of love… and we all love our dogs so much! They may not know what Valentines day all about, but they will no doubt appreciate a special treat.  Nanny Sheldon of Afonfelin Gundogs whipped this cake up two days early so we could share the

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A Year Of Gamekeeping -January

January 2019 A journal of daily events – Written by Heather Currie In January it’s pretty much what you would expect  Days are filled with feeding the pheasants, shoot days, beating and picking up. But there’s more going on behind the scenes, like dogging in the boundaries, catching up, and vermin control. Feeding, beating and

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NEW Clothing Brand Launches!

Our general shop is now open with the official Ladies Working Dog Group merchandise. Over the past three years the Ladies Working Dog Group has grown online from a single person with a desire to find her tribe, to a community of nearly 1800 members!  As a group we have wanted a way to show the world

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Hello Ladies!

Welcome to the first post for Ladies Working Dog Group. Our community started online in 2015 and has grown to over 1600 members as I write this. I started LWDG because when began taking my working dog out I soon realised I was in a very much male dominated environment. I wanted to ask other

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