I’ve never taken my Schnauzers shooting. (Their lack of opposable thumbs makes it problematic.) While Dan’s brace of Labs fetch tennis balls to the point of exhaustion (Dan’s), our Managing Editor’s canines aren’t trained gun dogs. Jon’s biggest problem with his Belgian Malinois Glimmer . . .
she runs up and bites the target (wood, steel, whatever). Before I get to the meat of the matter, I feel obliged to give you this info as a public safety announcement [via vetpetconnect.com]:
Distance is most important. Some of this noise can be slightly reduced by placing cotton balls or specially designed ear plugs or ear muffs into or around your dog’s ears.
Just make sure your dog doesn’t have an ear infection and don’t forget to take them out at the end of the day!
Got dog? Have you exposed him or her or them to gunfire? How do your example(s) of man’s best friend they deal with it? Never happens, no biggie or run, cower and/or whimper?