By Ladies Working Dog Group
About 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.
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Week 1 - Saturday 11th April Please complete 1 option of each discipline. Option 1 is the easier option.Option 2 is more advanced. Whichever youchoose youhave to do bothat the same level. Your entries must be sent as 1 video and you may only enter 1 video per dog. Judges Details - Claire Denyer is a Professional Gundog Trainer based in Kent. Claire works two of her Labradors and has a young Labrador currently in training to join the team.Claire has entered a few working tests with one of her dogs and been placed. Claire has also achieved the KC Working Gundog Certificate. Claire specialises in working with reluctant retrievers and more sensitive dogs as well as having a passion for introducing absolute beginners to the world of gundog training. www.familydogservices.co.uk
Saturday 18th AprilJudges Details - Jemma Martin is a gundog enthusiast who loves training her own dogs. Jemma has entered working tests with her cocker red and is always eager to learn new things. She hopes to have him out beating this season. She is also regional organiser for LWDG covering the Midlands East area. https://ladiesworkingdoggroup.com/regions/lwdg-4-midlands-east/
Saturday 25th April Judges Details - Emma Stevens Hi Everyone, I am Emma Stevens owner of Cunningshot Dog Training which originated from my breeding kennel name Cunningham (my maiden name and my late grandfathers name) and Shot for GundogsI have been around dogs and horses from a young age. Training and interested in health and nutrition.I started off with agility and obedience training. Then when I went to college to do animal management I learnt training methods for a wide range of animals from alpacas to Emu’s. Learning the different training techniques and methods I feel has shaped me into the trainer I am today.After college I went to university to study veterinary medicine and science. To get into vet school I undertook a lot of work experience placements. Lots of my work experience was training related. Attending RAF police dog kennels to learn about protection and scentwork to large exotic animal work to learn how zoo keepers train large species to have medical examinations and blood tests etc.Whilst at university I decided that my passion was for training and behaviour rather than the medical side of the degree. This is where my love for Gundog training came into play. I always liked dog breeds with a working purpose having had collies and non working Gundogs, security and detection work and with my varied training knowledge across different disciplines I decided Gundogs were where I wanted to further my career.I built my business to help pet and working Gundogs through positive training and create shoot day ready dogs that any owner country background or not, child or adult, Male or female could take out on a shoot day. I try to offer knowledge and guidance for complete novices and people who have been dealing with working dogs all their life.
Saturday 2nd May Judges Details - Leanne Smith is a Professional Gundog Trainer specialising in Positive Training techniques. She works her two Working Cockers during the season and has recently achieved the KC Working Gundog Certificate on game with her youngster. See has competed in a couple of working tests with her older dog and won the Scramble a couple of times at the CLA Game Fair. She is based in Devon, her website is www.dogsrdogs.co.uk
Saturday 9th May Judges Details - Abbie Reid is the Founder, Owner and Head Trainer at Riverlily Working Dogs based in Hertfordshire. Riverlily is a positive reward based training school where the emphasis is on building a bond of trust and respect with your dog whilst at the same time learning new skills, practicing and improving on established skills and also making new friends along the way. Abbie trains dogs for the shooting field, Working Tests and also many dogs who are family pets too.Abbie has a team of seven Labradors. Six of which regularly pick up during the shoot season four days a week. She also owns a six month old puppy who is learning all about being a gundog. She also regularly competes in Working Tests and has won numerous awards in Novice and Open Tests and competes in team events regularly. As well as the odd Field Trial when time allows.Riverlily Working Dogs tagline is "Gundog and Handler in Partnership" and we strive to achieve this with all our lovely clients.www.riverlilyworkingdogs.co.uk - Also on Facebook as Riverlily Working Dogs and Friends of Riverlily Working Dogs and Instagram.
Saturday 16th MayJudges Bio - Surrey-based professional gundog trainer Collette May works with a range of gundog owners across the South East. Since the start of the Coronavirus outbreak, Collette, who is also planning to relocate to Wales later this year, has drastically increased her online training offering allowing her to help clients as far away as Scotland and Scandinavia. The owner of Lead and Listen, a positive reward-based school, Collette specialises in teaching The Gundog Club graded training scheme and is also a certified assessor.Collette has three Labradors which she works throughout the season and also competes in both working tests and field trials, having won numerous awards with all her dogs. Www.leadandlisten.co.uk