freezeland.... I shot around the dog before I ever picked him up from the trainer and was no issues with him there. I do know the dogs history and was around him quite a bit before purchasing and bringing him home. I have nothing but FULL trust in the trainer I got him from and know that this is just an issue I am going to have to over come. I believe ear issue might have something to do with it has had a little head shaking back and forth I have noticed earlier the day I shot and yesterday making him a little skittish at any loud noise. I have full faith that with some work he will be ready for season. Maybe not teal season in less than a month but the full season shouldnt be a problem. Sorry dont have alot of time today to reply to everyones post but I am thankful for everyones imput and will just take it slow and reintroduce him to the gun fire.