Fiona Baird grew up in the Ashdown Forest in Sussex surrounded by well-behaved Golden Retrievers which had been bred and gundog-trained by her mother. Fiona later trained her own first bitch (Killie) to become a successful competitor in field trials and has continued breeding and training professionally ever since.
Using her successful no-nonsense methods she has now trained over 25 different breeds from Beaucerons to Lhasa Apsos, mostly in basic discipline. She has also trained a large number of gundogs.
Today, she gives one-to-one lessons in training as well as assistance in correcting bad habits.
Ian Barnett is married and lives in Norfolk. He is a senior manager, specialising in environmental service delivery. His hobbies are airgun hunting, sometimes with his young son, and photography.
Ian writes regularly about his passion of 30 years, for Sporting Rifle, Airgun Shooter and Countryman’s Weekly.