Learn What You Need To Succeed With Your Dog Training ... Even If You Feel Stuck, Overwhelmed And Frustrated!

Let our Gundog Experts guide you over the 10 Foundations needed to learn the secrets it takes to train a steady happy dog. Enjoy lifetime access so you can keep referring back to this training online 24/7

You know, I know, our dogs should be well trained... but what happens if we are not sure how to do it...

You walk into your home after a busy day at work and you’re greeted by the happy welcoming face of your dog. You love how pleased they are to see you, but you just need a moment to change out of your work clothes. You ask them to sit, and they do… for about a second, and then they are bouncing about again. You ask again, and they do… this time for about thirty seconds, but then their bored of you not being fun, so wander off into the kitchen…

You change and get their lead to go out for an evening walk. They see the lead and they are all excited again! You take them out to the local field and wonder whether tonight they are going to be good, or bad…

Does This Sound Familiar?

Can You Imagine How It Would Feel To Own A Calm And Obedient Dog That You Self-Trained

Imagine if there was a clear, actionable way to improve your handling skills and your dog’s obedience without the stress, worry, or the anxiety of “am I even doing this right …”

… would you feel confident to show up to your dog training and handle it like a boss! 

This course will help you conquer those questions with confidence. And you won't be alone - hundreds of other women are already taking the course too. 

Introducing The LWDG 

 Hot Mess Handler - Gundog Basics Bootcamp 

Hot Mess Handler - The Gundog Basics Bootcamp is an online course that consists of over 16 hours of Featured Expert video lectures recorded live. These videos will offer simple solutions for the most common working dog handler questions, plus students will get full lifetime access to the videos on demand, course workbook, and certificate of completion, plus so many BONUS materials! Learn 100% online from anywhere on your phone, tablet, laptop or PC.

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Here’s What You’ll Get When You Sign Up

Click the ‘Enrol Now ’ button to begin ordering your course! Pay securely using either a Debit/Credit Card or via PayPal. The course is just £47 right now, instead of £420. We are purposely keeping the price low to allow access to all.

Once your order is placed, you’ll receive lifetime access to your dedicated Hot Mess Handler - Gundog Basics Bootcamp login details sent via email. When you receive these course login details you can login and start learning immediately with lifetime access. It’s that simple! Ladies can also join our free Facebook Support Group to answer any questions you may have as you work through the course. 

9 Foundational Cues 

The videos cover in depth the 9 cues you need to learn in order to train your working dog. 

16 Hours Of Training

16 hours of recorded training including end of video Q&A sessions with students covering common problems

Downloadable Workbooks for Each Topic

Download or print off focused PDF's to take notes from each video. Use these notebooks to remind you of how to train each cue

10 Modules Of Actionable Training Ideas For Each Topic

Download our BONUS 81 training ideas for each cue command.  81 training ideas for you for free plus our Quick-Train Sessions System too!

Here’s what others are saying about the course

Use the arrows to scroll through some of the feedback we have received. Hundreds of ladies are taking part in

our 9 Gundog Basics Bootcamp programme. 

Amanda W

If a friend asked about the course I'd tell them BUY IT!

Found the course really useful. Love all the ways it comes together by building on the 3 D's. I am guessing there a quite a few of us who would like to turn the clock back to puppyhood and start over with all the things you can train from an early age, rather than waiting for the dogs to mature a little, just the simple basics would have been really useful... Love the questions and answers section. My favourite module is Self-Control... l have a large Munsterlander... say no more! I also liked Steadiness and Directions. The course made me aware of building on and not forgetting to implement what we've learned. If a friend asked about the course I'd tell them BUY IT !! I have recommended it to a couple of friends.

Jennifer J

The course helped me enormously!

My experience of the course was excellent. The module on Self Control was my favourite. The course helped me enormously, really helped to put my spaniel’s brain between her ears. You get a lot of information for the price with excellent trainers and it is well worth doing - I even post it on social media posts when people are looking for advice with their dogs!

Alice G

I'd really encourage anyone who wants to have a safe and well behaved dog to take this course

Really enjoyed the Hot Mess Handler course. I found the videos and the accompanying workbooks and homework really easy to follow, and I like that there are exercises in for puppies as well as older dogs, but novice handlers. I have two dogs, a puppy and a nearly 3 year old dog, and so much of the course is applicable to both of them. I think my favourite module was the effective recall module, as this is something I was personally very worried about (my first puppy as a child was run over by a car, as he had no recall. This has obviously stayed with me, and though recall wasn't the only thing missing in his training, I've always felt like we failed him). This module gave me the confidence to think that I can teach an effective recall with my two dogs now. The course gave me the confidence to break down training elements into bite-sized chunks that not only will the dog hopefully get, but also I will be able to remember and piece together. I think the bonus module on training sessions really emphasised this, as it showed how to combine the different homework exercises into training for the 'finished behaviour' and how to back track the steps needed to get there. So my training is improving as I now know how to break down the behaviour into the component parts. I'd really encourage anyone who wants to have a safe and well behaved dog to take this course, as even if I never work either of my dogs on a shoot or in a trial, the foundations of Gundog behaviour are what we as pet owners all want: a dog that is safe, steady and that we can engage with in activities they enjoy: hunting, retrieving etc.

Lisa D

Definitely worth doing this course!

I thoroughly enjoyed it and the great topics covered. The Stop training with Emily Wickham was excellent. I took away some extra tips and also the knowledge that others out there have similar problems. It's definitely worth doing this course. The various ladies who spoke all offer different insights and tips.

Sue O

The Course Has Given Me Motivation and Ideas

Thank you so much for all the time and effort that you give to the group. I signed up for the 'Hot Mess Handler' course and it is so helpful to me at this time.

I have a 17 month old Welsh Springer Spaniel and due to the Covid restrictions have been unable to train her with other dogs around ie in a training club environment which I could really do with. However the course has given me motivation and ideas encouraging me to put in the time she needs hopefully to produce a confident well mannered dog.

I also want to comment on the positive and non critical attitude shown from the members of the group when they answer questions and discuss methods of training. It is so refreshing to hear that everyone wants to help each other without criticism or disagreement.

Please keep up the good work.


I absolutely loved this course!

I absolutely loved this course. Have worked my way through it and I am now currently going back referring to the relevant sections for the level my dog and I are at. My favourite Module is the sit! This was totally inspiring. Who knew how important this one command was and how vital it is for all other foundation training. I have watched parts of this module again and again as I feel it is so key for both my pup and me. I started to learn what I should be working on and how to tackle each section of training covered in the course. I would totally recommend the Hot Mess Handler. I would also say that even if you don't feel you are currently up to the level covered in the modules watch them as you will soon realise that each module has elements in it that are relevant to all levels.

Course Structure

Click on each module to expand the course content:

1.1 Hot Mess Handler Get Started

1.2 Sit And Wait Training Workbook (Download)

1.3 Sit And Wait 90 Minute Video Lesson

1.4 Skip The Waiting List and Become LWDG Society Member

1.5 BONUS Sit And Wait Homework (Download)

1.6 BONUS Hot Mess Handler Weekly Planner (Download)

BONUS Practical Video

2.1 Self-Control Workbook (Download)

2.2 Self-Control 90 Minute Video Lesson

2.3 BONUS Self-Control Homework (Download)

2.4 BONUS Self-Control Tracker (Download)

3.1 Effective Recall Workbook (Download)

3.2 Effective Recall 90 Minute Video Lesson

3.3 BONUS Effective Recall Homework (Download)

3.4 BONUS LWDG Foundation Level – Effective Recall Video

3.5 BONUS LWDG Novice Level – Effective Recall Video

4.1 Steadiness Workbook (Download)

4.2 Steadiness 90 Minute Video Lesson

4.3 BONUS Steadiness Homework Video

4.4 BONUS Steadiness - Background Reading

5.1 Retrieving Workbook ( Download)

5.2 Retrieving 90 Minute Video Lesson

5.3 BONUS Retrieving Homework (Download)

6.1 Heelwork Workbook (Download)

6.2 Heelwork 90 Minute Video Lesson

6.3 BONUS Heelwork Homework (Download)

7.1 Stop Workbook (Download)

7.2 Stop 90 Minute Video Lesson

7.3 BONUS Stop Homework (Download)

8.1 Hunt/Lost Handbook (Download)

8.2 Hunt/Lost 90 Minute Video Recording Video

8.3 BONUS Hunt/Lost Whistle Homework (Homework)

9.1 Directions Workbook (Download)

9.2 Direction 90 Minute Video Lesson

9.3 BONUS Directions Homework (Download)

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Hot Mess Handler - Gundog Basics Bootcamp 

The LWDG Flagship Training Program For All Gundog Owners



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Personal Note

The Hot Mess Handler - Gundog Basics Bootcamp is THE course I wish I had access to right when I began training working dogs. It would have saved me making so many mistakes! I can't turn back time unfortunately but now at least I can stop making those errors. I love the fact that the LWDG Featured experts have created an affordable, intensive course that really will help anyone put their dog on the right track.

The Ladies Working Dog Group