Entries by Gary Watkins

Dog Theft – BASC Dog Owner Survey

BASC have recently launched a survey assessing the impact of dog theft over the last 12 months since lockdown began in March 2020. This short online survey hopes to provide valuable data to help ensure as much as possible is done to reduce the risk of theft and raise awareness. It takes less than 5 […]

Gundog Theft Awareness

  In this weeks’ E-Bulletin BASC share their dedicated webpage providing advice and guidance on what to do if you are faced with dog theft or looking for a missing dog.  The COVID-19 pandemic has sent the volume of puppy sales and prices soaring – people are seeking a companion for the long days in […]

Organised shoots will go-ahead this year

  Shooting exempted from new COVID-19 restrictions in England Following the latest article released this week by BASC (The British Association for Shooting & Conservation) many guns and gun dog handlers will by breathing a sigh of relief… After substantial work by BASC and other organisations with government ministers and pro-shooting MPs, the government has […]

Spiralling pet insurance premiums

Insurance is big business in the UK, and COVID has certainly had an impact on premiums, particularly in light of the sharp increase in puppy prices and demand during the pandemic. Whatever insurance company your choose, it’s important to make sure you understand exactly what your pet insurance policy covers (more importantly what is excluded). […]

Group Training – Book now for Summer 2020 courses

Summer 2020 Training Fortiscorde are delighted to be running our Group Training Courses again! Following the latest government update to the COVID-19 guidelines – we are re-launching our Group Training Courses With the government increasing the number of individuals who can meet outside of their own household we have taken the decision to re-launch our […]

Announcing… One-to-One Training Bookings… NOW OPEN!

We are now taking bookings for 1-2-1 gun dog training lessons.  Following the recent government update to the COVID-19 pandemic – we are now taking bookings for 1-2-1 gun dog training lessons.  With the government announcing that individuals are now permitted to travel to undertake exercise and meet with one person outside of their own […]