Hunt Em Up has launched a new guide focused on gun-shyness issues and training techniques for owners. The specialist platform offers advice, guides, practical products, and training classes for gun dog owners.
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 you!
A new guide has been launched by a dog training and hunting specialist called HuntEmUp.com. The HuntEmUp 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 future. The team understand this is one of the biggest concerns among hunters.
You can read the guide in full at https://huntemup.com/blogs/gun-shyness-dogs-top-concern-among-hunters
The newly launched guide highlights the fact gun shyness is often caused when your dog or puppy is introduced to gunfire in the wrong way. The HuntEmUp team explain that in this situation patience is required to help your dog and reverse their thinking pattern and negative associations.
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 primer.
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.
In time, the team explain you should move closer to your dog during the conditioning exercise. When you are confident your dog is comfortable with the sound of the pop, you can move on to retrieving drills with a .410 shotgun.
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.”
You can read the guide by visiting the link provided! Alternatively, you can view more details at https://huntemup.com.