THE USE OF FIREWORKS IN GUN-TRAINING
We here at Epic had a request recently for fireworks to use in gun-training for dogs in Service and thought we would let you know about this.
Training a dog to work with a gun or where there is a possibility of coming into an area where the animal will have to potentially deal with gunfire means getting it to a state known as gun broken.
Fireworks were introduced into the training some years ago due to the increase in the sound of gunfire, explosions and high impact noise that serving dogs may have to face in their day to day employment. The fireworks in this instance were mainly the type used as bird scarers as they are not particularly bright and the noise is sufficient to mimic gunfire.
The dogs are introduced to fireworks at a really young age to de-sensitize them to loud bangs and whistles then introduced to a variety of guns being fired to enable them to work effectively on the front line, whether that is in policing or over on the front line with the armed forces it is an invaluable aid to ensuring the safety of our young men.