A guide has been launched on training hunting dogs to overcome gun-shyness issues. The HuntEmUp.com team explain a committed patient approach can prevent delays to training and hunting. You can read the guide in full at https://huntemup.com/blogs/gun-shyness-dogs-top-concern-among-hunters or https://huntemup.com.
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Is your dog afraid of loud noises? Are you concerned about your dog being gun
shy? Are you aware of the training methods you can use to help them overcome
their fears? If you are worried about gun shyness, this is the specialist guide for
The team explain the new guide is
aimed at you if you are dealing with
a dog or puppy that is gun-shy or
you want to avoid these issues in
The Hunt Em Up team explain that in this situation patience is
required to help your dog and reverse their thinking pattern and
You are advised to take a
progressive approach when
conditioning your dogs to loud
noises explain the team.
They add that you can start by making loud noises such as a
banging or clapping sound and immediately following up with
something good like a treat, reward, or toy.
Repeating this pattern will help
your dog to associate loud
noises with positive rewards.
Hunt Em Up and the team explain your dog should be mature,
confident, marking well, and excited to retrieve.
To begin training your dog, the
team recommend you start with a
.22 blank, popper, or a #209
You should place the popper in a training bag and throw the bumper
as your pull the trigger. Your dog may be more interested in the
bumper than the pop and will become conditioned over time.
When you are confident your dog
is comfortable with the sound of
the pop, you can move on to
retrieving drills with a .410
A spokesperson said: "When introducing your dog to gunfire, be
progressive in your approach and make haste slowly."
"Being conservative throughout this
process is far better than delaying
your training - and possibly your hunt -
while you overcome gun-shyness,”
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