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starting pistols are relatively cheap thats what we use when training with a dummy the more the dog hears it the more it gets use to it it will be nervous of any bang to start with but just getting it use to it gradually.

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:o going deaf, yes it can happen but strangley a gun dog will be exposed to such noises all its working life... dont loose hope, 2 of my springers were real bad with gun shyness, now there both picking up etc no problem.. as has been said, keeping there mind challanged with other things , ie retrieves, when there first exposed to gun fire, if its just taken out and made to sit up and listen, its mind has only the bangs to ocupie its brain, which can lead to problems

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If you have exposed the dog to noise before hand it will fair well on the first shot!!!!!

 

my JRT was around 1 when the first shot was sent off dont hold off they will get used to it especially if you kill something, after a while most dogs will start to watch the shot as they link the bang with quarry be it flying or rabbit (not flying rabbit) :D:D:D:D:D

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If you have exposed the dog to noise before hand it will fair well on the first shot!!!!!

 

my JRT was around 1 when the first shot was sent off dont hold off they will get used to it especially if you kill something, after a while most dogs will start to watch the shot as they link the bang with quarry be it flying or rabbit (not flying rabbit) :D:D:D:D:D

 

I agree. Many years ago I was given a gunshy lurcher. I took him lamping and shot a rabbit when he was locked on . He was cured immediately and loved the gun in the daytime afterwards.

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My lab was jumpy to the gun when he was young but I did the Clay ground trick.

 

Took a dummy and worked him for a while in the car park, then slowly worked up next to the skeet range.

 

A few nights at this and he was fine.

 

Mark.

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If you have a spare few cartridges take the gun on one side of the field and the dog on the other whoever is shooting the gun get them to shoot and walk to the gun with the dog. That way you the noise only gets louder and dosent shock the dog. Good luck with this :gunsmilie:

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