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    Today I was out shoveling the drive way with my 12 week old lab. All of a sudden my wife pulled up and honked the horn behind me in the road, to get my attention. My pup got startled and ran to the front door of our house. My wife didn't see the puppy and felt really bad after the fact.

    I have already introduced my pup to 22 blanks while she was chasing live birds. She did really well with the 22 blanks, and she only seemed to notice one shot with a slight twitch. However, I am really concerned now that I am going to have problems conditioning her to guns after the horn. Any opinions that can ease mind? Please tell me I am not screwed.

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    do you shoot ducks out of your car window often?
    "So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    do you shoot ducks out of your car window often?
    Only 2-3 times a year. JK Never have.

    Whats your point? I am pretty wet to dog training.

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    I think the point is as long as you don't honk the horn in the duck blind you should be ok. You pups young injoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saxxx011 View Post

    Whats your point? .
    shoulda added a to that ay?
    sorry, don't worry, be happy.
    cars hit dogs in the street.
    dogs die all the time.
    the last thing most folk do as they run over a dog is blow the car horn.
    so your pup likes birds, takes note of gun fire, and runs from car horns.
    say good dog and give belly rub, you got a keeper!


    BTW welcome to the RTF. I see you only have a few posts
    "So what is big is not always the Trout nor the Deer but the chance, the being there. And what is full is not necessarily the creel nor the freezer, but the memory." ~ Aldo Leopold

    "The Greatest Obstacle to Discovery is not Ignorance -- It is the Illusion of Knowledge" ~ Daniel Boorstin

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    Agree with Ken! Being afraid of a car and the horn is not all that bad.Many dogs like to chase and race with the car.Just another case of a puppy in a huge world full of surprises.

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