BASC strongly recommends that anyone who goes shooting should be accompanied by a trained and competent gundog. Using a well-trained dog ensures that everything possible has been done for the humane recovery of the quarry and shows a responsible attitude. Furthermore, the ownership and delight in working a well trained dog is an enjoyable pastime in itself.
BASC’s dedicated team offer free advice and guidance to members on training, health, local clubs and safety in the field.
It’s rare for a working gundog to get through its life without a few cuts and minor injuries. The team are currently looking to launch a new first aid in the field course to BASC members. In the meantime, vet Rebecca Bailey has described the essential pieces you can take with you when out in the field.
The last minute attempt by the Green Party to act specifically against gundog welfare was shocking.