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#6269803 - 04/21/16 10:23 AM Fear of thunder
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My GSP Zeke is gun shy so him being afraid of thunder doesn't surprise me, Jack my setter on the other hand doesn't even flinch when I yell. Well after a loud thunder clap both are under my desk at my feet. Wimp azz bird dogs clap
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#6269860 - 04/21/16 10:45 AM Re: Fear of thunder [Re: Barny Topwater]
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All thunder dogs are not gun shy.
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#6269878 - 04/21/16 10:53 AM Re: Fear of thunder [Re: bill oxner]
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
All thunder dogs are not gun shy.


Nope, I have an EP that is scared to death of thunder & fireworks but not gun shy in the slightest.
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#6269912 - 04/21/16 11:07 AM Re: Fear of thunder [Re: bill oxner]
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red bone Bob

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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
All thunder dogs are not gun shy.

I didn't think that at all it just doesn't surprise that Zeke is. Jacks not gun shy in the least bit and he's scared of thunder
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#6270025 - 04/21/16 12:10 PM Re: Fear of thunder [Re: Barny Topwater]
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Both my GSP's - no problem with gun fire. Thunder and fireworks, they both go into their dog houses.
I think it has to do with the drive to hunt...and they know the pop in the field means - party time, off to the races.

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#6270035 - 04/21/16 12:15 PM Re: Fear of thunder [Re: Barny Topwater]
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Yep, my Tiny is terrified of thunder. Crawls under the bed every time. No issues with gunfire(anymore)
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#6270631 - 04/21/16 07:22 PM Re: Fear of thunder [Re: Barny Topwater]
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My water spaniel go nuts during fireworks because he thinks someone is hunting without him. He gets mad!

He takes all but the worst thunderstorms in stride.
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#6271398 - 04/22/16 12:10 PM Re: Fear of thunder [Re: Barny Topwater]
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I've started to think its hereditary.
I know two dogs out of a gundog that scared of thunder, both of them are also scared during storms.
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#6271527 - 04/22/16 01:46 PM Re: Fear of thunder [Re: Barny Topwater]
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Old hunting buddy had an Elhew pointer that would climb out of the pen when it thundered. Not a bit gun shy but hated thunder.
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#6271528 - 04/22/16 01:47 PM Re: Fear of thunder [Re: Barny Topwater]
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As my dogs get older, they seem to become more concerned with thunder.
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#6272256 - 04/23/16 05:44 AM Re: Fear of thunder [Re: Barny Topwater]
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I have one EP that is terrified of thunder but he loves a gun. Have a project dog that is 1/2 Setter, 1/4 EP, 1/4 Brittney that is spooky in the field but pays no attention to bad weather.

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#6274865 - 04/25/16 04:54 PM Re: Fear of thunder [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Originally Posted By: CCBIRDDOGMAN
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
All thunder dogs are not gun shy.


Nope, I have an EP that is scared to death of thunder & fireworks but not gun shy in the slightest.


This ^^^, my current GSP is the same way. I can always tell when bad weather is on the way LOOONG before it shows up because he starts getting real clingy and nervous.
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#6276101 - 04/26/16 03:30 PM Re: Fear of thunder [Re: Barny Topwater]
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I don't have gun dogs, just ranch dogs and they are the same. One knows before it happens and is under something, good heads up, and another doesn't have sense to come in during the worst of it.

You can actually buy thunder suits or some such nonsense. I say just let them be.

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#6276585 - 04/26/16 07:38 PM Re: Fear of thunder [Re: bill oxner]
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
All thunder dogs are not gun shy.



true story

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#6276616 - 04/26/16 07:51 PM Re: Fear of thunder [Re: Barny Topwater]
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This is Cracker. She will run for cover. She's had hundreds I'd birds shot over her.



This is Muffin. She pays no attention to thunder. She was never properly introduce to the shotgun.

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