It is clear that dog ownership in the UK is on the rise. According to Statistica, the population of dogs in the UK was estimated at 12.5 million in 2020/21. And with many people feeling uncertain about their capabilities as a new dog owner, many of those new owners worry about what might happen if they don't make sure their new pet is well looked after.

Owning a dog can be so rewarding - not just because pets provide us with unconditional love and support but also because they keep us healthy and happy - However dog ownership comes with its own challenges such as socialisation, canine body language or your role as an owner. It is vital that you understand how to be a responsible dog working dog owner. And that's why we've put together this online course Responsible Gundog Ownership.

We have pulled together 8 of our most suitable online courses into a bundle to help you fully understand what owning a gundog means

The 8 courses include:

  • The how and why of dog communication ( Parts 1 and 2) 
  • Grooming the working dog
  • Using positive rewards effectively
  • Instilling Confidence and Cues In Your Puppy
  • The science behind correction - how to correct your dog constructively
  • How to balance behaviour at both ends of the lead
  • First-aid mini course

Who is this course is for

This course is for any individual who is considering owning a working dog or has purchased a working dog and isn't sure where to start. It is also useful for those already working with their dogs and who want to develop their knowledge further. There is no set recommended order for the courses included in the bundle other than if you have a new pup please start with the puppy course. There are over 40 lessons within the bundle for you to access and explore. 

On completion, you will:
Learn how to interact with your dog in a way that is safe and healthy, so you can have a happy life together. You will also learn how to understand when your dog is trying to tell you something by paying attention to its body language. And finally, you'll learn about some of the most common problems people have with their dogs and what you can do about them.

This course bundle is free for Society Members. Please login and click on course you wish to access first. 

If you are not a Society Member, you can purchase access here. 

After purchasing lifetime access, Please login and click on course you wish to access first. 

The LWDG Responsible Gundog Ownership Course Bundle Includes:

All courses...
  • All courses...
  • Topics
  • Handler Success ( Confidence, Mindset and Knowledge)
  • The Foundations
  • The Novice Dog
  • Intermediate Skills
  • Advanced Handling
  • Sport Specific
  • LWDG Free Access Course
  • LWDG Working Dog Certificates
  • Brand Ambassadors Only
  • Access restrictions
  • Society Members Only
  • Hot Mess Handler Access
  • Free Course Access
  • LWDG Working Dog Certificate
  • Brand Ambassadors Only

Learn about mindset, discover what stories you tell yourself and how those affect our relationship with our dogs and how we live with and train them. Find out how you can actively work on your mindset, how to change your internal stories and create new and better ones and how doing so will affect your dog.

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Join us for this fabulous masterclass on how you can instill the basics into your puppy well before formal training begins.

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3 lessons

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Recently it seems that 'correction' has unfairly become a dirty word. Join three of our amazing Featured Experts as they explain the science behind correction and how you can use it constructively with your dog.

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5 lessons

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This masterclass will show you how to provide maintenance grooming at home and the importance of keeping on top of grooming; whatever the breed. Julie will also show you how to home groom your dog to your personal preference if you would like to go further. There are huge benefits to your dog in grooming them, even if you only do maintenance and send them to a groomer regularly for a full groom.

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11 lessons

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Join us this month for an incredible 2 part masterclass with Bethany Nicholls and Claire Denyer Part 2 is trained by our returning Featured Expert Claire. Claire takes us through what to look for when understanding your dog's communication with its body. 

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Join us this month for an incredible 2 part masterclass with Bethany Nicholls and Claire Denyer Part 1 is trained by our New Featured Expert Bethany who takes us on a journey through the history of dog domestication and behaviour. Some of the training will challenge what you think you know about dogs...  

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6 lessons

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We also highly recommend completing our Hot Mess Handler - Gundog Basics Bootcamp to learn all the commands your working dog needs, and how to train them.