I need some advice, or maybe reassurance on this.
I've only taken my pup(12 months) Hunting, 3 Times this year.
I take him to the duck blinds that aren't known for Slaughtering Ducks and bringing in Big Groups etc. and usually with younger Hunters who obviously won't mind if I have to take a time out with pup(Which I haven't really had to do) Usually the 1 to 5 ducks a day type blinds which actually seems to work out perfect for young dogs right?
This post I made earlier has some more info in it to digest;
I did all sorts or socializing for my pup when it came to hunting scenarios, or so I thought. Somehow, I too just never thought about the BLACK HOLE IN THE EARTH that I wanted my Dog to get DOWN INTO and be still in. At least that's how I think he saw it LOL!
First hunt I physically had to put him IN IT. Once in it he kind of whined about it. Not LOUD but just enough volume to be annoying.
I also hadn't really prepared him to see WAKE MAKERS, boy was that a trip.
So after a couple hunts, he now jumps into the Box and sits down and also pays the Wake Makers no mind at all. Still whines though ..... might need some help with that in another topic.
This video LINK below is a Sport/Paid Hunters Dog. He did this almost the entire hunt. We worked it out later with the tone button on the collar(Different Story lol). However this is just an example of what my pup is NOT doing. He doesn't bark or get loud like this 2 yr old.
Nothing to see, just audio really.
This is the ONLY audio/video(Dark vid) I have of my pup doing this. You might have to turn up the Volume to hear it, but beware the SHOTS ARE LOUD!
So at first I thought he just wanted some affection b/c he seems to stop when I give him my hand are rub on his face etc. But it does seem like it could be a bit of anxiety too or maybe just being bored in the box?
This is why I said I made need advice or maybe assurance that he's just a young pup that needs Blind Time to calm down? However I obviously don't want this to become a habit either and I do grab his muzzle and pop him when he does it. But that doesn't seem to work....
Do I ignore him? Do I pop him every single time instantly? Do I see how he does the next couple times?
Thanks in advance folks.