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    First, kick your brother's @ss. If you can't do that, slash his tires so he knows how much time and effort he's just cost you. Kidding. Where are you located?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Socks View Post
    First, kick your brother's @ss. If you can't do that, slash his tires so he knows how much time and effort he's just cost you. Kidding. Where are you located?
    Do you think the brother or maybe the op are old enough to drive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    since no one knows the severity of this,,, PUT ALL GuN FIRE AWAY for a while
    Get him pumped on bumpers or birds,,it doesn't matter for now,,,just keep the dam gun fire away from him ,I don't care if its a pea shooter,,, NO gun fire period.
    he need's to get as frenzied as he can when he see's a prey object. You can add the obedience in when you read its time to. But not before he is running hard with poppers at a good distance. Then blend every thing in when he pumps up with gun fire and birds or bumpers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard N View Post
    Do you think the brother or maybe the op are old enough to drive?
    Yep my thoughts exactly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    since no one knows the severity of this,,, PUT ALL GuN FIRE AWAY for a while
    Get him pumped on bumpers or birds,,it doesn't matter for now,,,just keep the dam gun fire away from him ,I don't care if its a pea shooter,,, NO gun fire period.
    he need's to get as frenzied as he can when he see's a prey object. You can add the obedience in when you read its time to. But not before he is running hard with poppers at a good distance. Then blend every thing in when he pumps up with gun fire and birds or bumpers
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    I have had success helping 3 extremely gun shy dogs by reapplying shots in a different manner, every time u feed back off 50fy shoot low grade noise like just a 209 primer if he acts nervous stay at that distance,when the dog acts comfortable from the distance move up 10 ft till u work rite on him. May take a whole month to be nx to the kennel.

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    What Pete said.

    No guns, not for quite awhile. You need to completely take his mind away from guns altogether for now. Get him so bird crazy he can't stand it, for a few weeks...and this means three or four times a week, not just once on the weekend. And nothing...repeat nothing...he does when chasing birds is wrong or bad...just let him party.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard N View Post
    Do you think the brother or maybe the op are old enough to drive?
    That's what I was thinking.. Or maybe something else....
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    To be honest something doesn't add up. If the dog was used to gun fire how did a fire work screw it all up.
    Not to be an ass, it sounds to me like you fired a gun off to close and now you have a problem.
    If I'm wrong, sell your brother for a decent price and send the pup to a pro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metalone67 View Post
    To be honest something doesn't add up. If the dog was used to gun fire how did a fire work screw it all up. .......
    seen it happen with a hunting Dawg with many hunts under her belt, totaly spooked by a bottle rocket. it is not just the bang it is the twirly bouncy sparks. I hate stupid people with fireworks.
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