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 Do I Tell The Dog The Seasons Over – From Working Full Time To Training Smart

The dog’s workdays are over for this season! Now what?It’s been a long season working hard, and your furry friend deserves a break. But how do you tell them that the shooting season is over now? We asked our experts, Emma Stevens of Cunningshot Dog Training and Abbie Reid of Riverlily Dogs , to give us …

6 Steps To Teaching A Dog To Successfully Retrieve

Join LWDG Founder Jo Perrott with Trainer and Featured Expert Michelle Oseman as they discuss training a dog to retrieve using with 6 simple steps, using the food bowl game.  This episode was initially filmed as part of an interview Jo was writing for the Gundog Journal with Trainer Michelle Oseman of Mapowders Dog Training …

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How to Keep Pets Safe and Comfortable During the 2021 Firework Season

During the winter months in the UK, many people celebrate by going to fireworks displays. Fireworks are a fun and exciting way to spend time with friends and family, but they can also be a source of fear or anxiety for our pets. In this blog post, and accompanying podcast episode, we will discuss how …