The Premack Principle: How to Use a More Desirable Behaviour to Reinforce a Less Desirable One When Dog Training

If you’re a dog owner, you’re probably familiar with positive reinforcement – rewarding your dog for desired behaviours to increase the likelihood of those behaviours being repeated. However, you may not be as familiar with the Premack Principle, which is another helpful tool in dog training. The Premack principle states that a more desirable behaviour …

How To Reset A Training Exercise: Helping Dogs Learn Through Patience and Repetition

Dogs are creatures of habit. Once they learn a command, they mostly find it easy to repeat the behaviour. But what about when they struggle to understand an exercise or are making incorrect choices? In this blog post, LWDG Group Expert Claire Denyer, and LWDG Founder Jo Perrott discuss how to reset your dog’s behaviour …

Where To Start When Training A Hunt Point Retrieve Dog

If you’re interested in learning about Hunt Point Retrieve dog breeds, their backgrounds, how to train them, and their characteristics, this podcast is for you! In this episode, we discuss with Sharon Pinkerton of Bareve K9 Services where to start when getting an HPR dog. Sharon will give you an insight into the HPRs and …

Rescuing a High-Drive Dog During the Lockdown: A Trainer’s Perspective

Guest post by LWDG Group Expert Samantha Thorneycroft Taylor I don’t often write about my dogs on social media, but I wanted to share a little story about  Marshall my German Shepherd x Malinois, a mix of two high drive breeds. I’m hoping this post will include several ‘messages’ within it for those working with …

How to Allow Your Dog Free Time While Maintaining Safety & Obedience

Many gundog owners struggle with the decision of whether or not to give their dogs freedom to roam whilst out walking. On the one hand, it’s lovely to see your dog run and explore; on the other hand, you don’t want them getting into trouble or running off. In this podcast and blog post, LWDG …

Is It Time To Completely Stop Punishing Our Gundogs?

Podcast with Becky Brunton, followed with an article by Rob Alleyne.  In the LWDG POD DOG latest episode, LWDG Founder Jo Perrott  interviews Becky Brunton about her journey from despair to dog training success. Becky talks about how she nearly gave up on training her dog Luna after being encouraged to use abusive methods, but …