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  1. Idun . Many thanks for your most constructive advice and pointing out my spelling error . I take all your points onboard . To all reply’s thanks . au revoir mes amis
  2. Oh thanks for the reply . Much appreciated. Yes I had also read an article that french shooters dogs Being shot albeit accidentally. Wild boar shooting seems to be a very popular sport in rural areas ( not my cup of tea) and shooters would march forward and let their dogs range and hunt the boar , sometimes the boar would double back through the line of guns and in hot pursuit would be the hunting dogs , Some dogs would be Cocker’s and cocker size or smaller . As the guns catch a glimpse of a dog their excitement levels become too much and they let the guns go thinking they had just aimed at a Boar . This is the only Reason I can see but no excuse whatsoever . This does scare me !! I used to be gun guide on a vast Scottish estate when I was in my teens and we used to get on a regular basis French shooting party’s coming over to shoot snipe and Hares. On many occasions they would aim at protected species believing them to be the snipe . No excuse here either and many times their gun handling safety was highly spec’..anyway i do love the french and the culture hence the wanting to relocate . I saw a tv programme 2 nights ago about a chap and his wife relocating to Dordogne and they purchased a Geet as well alongside there main home . Anyway this guy practised hypnosis and set up a small Business getting two clients at the beginning and a few months later it had increased to about a dozen a week . Not quite gundog training but an obscure business I would of said would never of got of the ground , amazing and hats of to the guy ! “He who dares Rodders! Anyway a lot of water under the bridge to come before the move. On your advice I will try and contact the specific French shooting websites ( in french, God I will need to start learning )) and start getting the feel for any likely business or what’s the likely need or requirement for trained Gundogs in the rural areas and locations Thanks again for your reply , most helpful . David
  3. Hi folks My wife and myself are looking to relocate from the uk to France in 2 years . Maybe sooner ? Needless to say we are trying to get well equipped with all necessary plans and following advice to make the move trouble free ( nothing in stone on the area we will move to but likely the Dordogne region at the moment anyway. Please can I say my wife and myself are in our fifties . My wife will have her NHS pension and I will be working part time . We plan to purchase along with our new home a couple of adjoining Geets . I would like to set myself up also as a part time gundog trainer / pet dog trainer .i have done this for 30 years or more part time in the uk . Any thoughts on my idea would be gratefully received. We are fortunate that we have the finances to purchase our French property cash and will also have some savings . I have read the posts on Geets and income and I must say it’s not so straight forward as these holiday programs would have us believe Many thanks in advance Regards David
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