Has anyone expirenced an issue with their dog while or after using an air
nailer. My little guy (a maltese) shivered for about an hour. He wasn't
in the same room. The only thing we could contribute it to was using the
Dave - Parkville
Ours is Maltese and Poodle mix...and she wants me to pick her up every
time a woodpecker makes its typical sound.
She also goes all goofy when I start the burr-grinder for my morning
coffee. No fan of the garburator either. She used to get spooked by
passing motorcycles but no longer pays any attention to them.
Nailgun? I have a feeling she'd freak.
Gun shy dogs are pretty common. It can be a real problem around the
Fourth of July, some dogs scared out of their wits and run off in a
panic, never to be recovered. A neighbor last their dog this way.
I'm no expert, but I've seen info on tv about how to train a dog to
not be gun shy. You start out by doing the initial training during
feeding, when all their attention is on getting that food from the
dish to their tummy. While they are eating, bang a cooking pot with a
spoon, starting slowly and not too loud. Over time, you just keep
raising the volume of the banging, later moving to louder noises, all
this while they are eating. I suppose you move up to party poppers,
blanks, whatever, until they no longer spook at loud noises. I've
never done it, but it makes perfect sense.
My dog totally freaks on the 4th and/or New Years but has no problem with
any tools being used. Power tools (hand, bench, or stationary), hand tools,
etc. are no problem. I've never used a powder charged driver around him,
I've got two golden retrivers. One doesn't seem bothered by anything.
The other one has no problem with fireworks, shotguns, or air nailers
but cowers when the automatic ice maker in the freezer kicks on???
On 06 Oct 2009 00:25:04 GMT, "Dave - Parkville, MD"
I'm sure it was just a new noise situation and probably could be
attenuated by repeated similar but lower intensity noises if you
wanted to put the effort in.
I took my indoor cat over to my friend's place to introduce her to
grass and the outdoors because she'd never seen them before. I put her
in the back yard with a harness on and a 6 foot leash attached to it
staked to the ground. It started to rain and thunder. She was fine
with it all watching with interest while sitting under the outcropping
of the rear porch. She had heard it all before while looking out my
apartment window. Ten minutes into the thunder and lightening, it
started to hail and she started shaking uncontrollably in fear. Had to
take her inside at that time. Took a number of minutes for her to calm
Have two dauchounds, the mini one goes nuts whenever I use my DeWalt 18v
drill and Passload finish nailer. He is not spooked by the nailer, it is the
fan that drives him nuts. The other, long haired regular barely will lift
his head when I am working around him...go figure :-)
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