Gun shy dogs are created NOT born!

While I was the Education Director for the Council For Purebred Labrador Retrievers, I got to do a lot of fun educational flyers about various problem spots in the dog world. This is one we cover often with the dogs we raise as a majority of them go to hunt families. It amazes me how often I am asked if an 8 week old puppy is "gun shy?" Ummm.....well, this is a two part answer. 1) Gun shy dogs are created, not born. 2) We do not introduce our puppy to gunfire until they are retrieving to hand well and hungry for it! "Gun shy dogs are created, not born." What does this mean? It means that if done right, there is no reason that a dog should be gun shy. Don't get me wrong, there are some dog

Gun shy dogs are created, NOT born

While I was the Education Director for the Council For Purebred Labrador Retrievers, I got to do a lot of fun educational flyers about various problem spots in the dog world. This is one we cover often with the dogs we raise as a majority of them go to hunt families. It amazes me how often I am asked if an 8 week old puppy is "gun shy?" Ummm.....well, this is a two part answer. 1) Gun shy dogs are created, not born. 2) We do not introduce our puppy to gunfire until they are retrieving to hand well and hungry for it! "Gun shy dogs are created, not born." What does this mean? It means that if done right, there is no reason that a dog should be gun shy. Don't get me wrong, there are some dog

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