fox wrote:Hi i own a lovely Hungarian Vizsla i waited three years to get her and it was worth the wait .She is now 12 months old and i was expecting great things from her but i introduced her to the gun and i think she is gun shy.When i fire the gun she runs in behind me. Can anyone give me some good advice?
From the little you posted..it is not enough top understand what the dog went through
If the dog had no field work no bird work and then no rhyme or reason
you go blast off a round over the dogs head..Yes that can make a dog or even a pup Gunshy faster then anything
cause age has nothing to do with properly introducing a dog to a super loud BANG of a noise.
I would HIGHLY suggest you find an experienced trainer in your area as damage has been done...Need to get the dog on birds build up the prey drive if the dog has a strong prey drive on birds ...The dog with proper methods and intro can be worked over the fear .
This is why I highly say seek a knowledgable person in your area to help work the dog through this cause not knowing what your doing and the timing to help the dog to get over the sound of the shot is only going to further the problem.