2. Training for gunfire, and lots of it: "You need to condition your dog to be steady to multiple gunshots, and lots of them," says Price. "A shooting preserve party may have three, four or five guns, all shooting at once, which can confuse a dog." Which also leads to something Price says you should avoid, especially with young dogs. "Even if your young dog has been introduced to gunfire and is steady to shot, you need to gradually introduce him to multiple gunshots before you just throw him headlong into a preserve hunt, because the sheer volume of gunshots he may be subjected to can cause problems."