I have a dog that flinches when he is shot over. He is still all about the retrieve, doesn't seem to scare him in that he doesn't cower, aviod the work. He still marks very well and takes off like a rocket to the fall. I've heard many ways to fix it, just not sure if this is considered being gun shy???
P.S. This is a dog I picked up at 14 months old. I've only had him 3 months. I personally have not shot alot over him so far because of this issue. Shots out in the field are fine, it only happens when shot right over his head.