I have two six-month-old black Labrador puppies, which I have started to train but cannot always get to do what I ask. I allow them to go for a run to burn off energy before I start training them. Is this right?
I am intending to buy a gundog puppy for rough-shooting. Can you advise me who to approach for the information about the relevance of hip and eye scores? I also don't understand technical terms, such as FTCh, FTW, GWT winner and D/DC?
When I got my shotgun certificate (at age 16) I was told my brother, who is 23, would have to have one as well, as I was not allowed access to a gun cabinet. Now I require a firearms certificate does the same rule apply?
I have a young springador that I wish to train for roughshooting. As this dog is the result of mating a springer spaniel to a labrador, should I treat its training as though it was a labrador or as a spaniel?
I read that it is unlawful to deliberately catch, kill or take wild polecats. I am confused as I think the 1981 Wildlife & Countryside Act provides limited protection for polecats in Schedule 6? Please can you clarify this?