We have to rescue dogs. Our female I literally picked her up as she was running in a busy road when she was 5-6 weeks old with 2 other pups. Got rid of the other 2 and kept her. Her name is Angel, and she is one for sure. Right after we got her we took her EVERYWHERE, shooting, camping, off roading, to the sand dunes (LOTS of noise) and she took everything in stride. Will lay at your feet while you are shooting, loves to ride shotgun in the dune buggy, hops in the Rhino and will ride all day, can camp without being tied up, she will stay in camp (well except the occasional squirrel chasing ) without us "training" her. She is at best guess either great Pyrenees/golden retriever or something that is pure white and a fluff ball. LOL Fast forward a few years, we rescue a 4 month old chocolate flat coated retriever. We named him Turbo (very appropriate for him!). His 1st owners had a kid that was TERRIFIED of him since day 1. So he was restricted to the kitchen area and outside. Nice people, they thought the kid may grow out if it but he didn't so dog has to go. Well we tried to integrate him into normal routine but he was TERRIFIED of shooting, we almost lost him the 1st time we took him, we go camping he has to be tied up at camp otherwise he is wandering off. He is a good dog otherwise, loves the pool and ANY water in general, loving and protective of us, but any loud noise he freaks. Like shaking like a leaf hiding under my legs with his tail tucked as far as it can be. He is "OK" with going in the Rhino and we only took him to the dunes a couple of times because he was so scared that it wasn't fun for any of us. He does like car rides and if it is off roading in the Suburban he is having a great time! I thought that he may learn off his big sister over time that it is OK if there are loud noises because nothing phases her, but after 3 years, nope. So now every holiday that has fireworks we are stuck at home because I don't want him hurting himself by flipping out and Angel gives us the Evil Eye everytime we go camping or shooting or anything because she is missing out because of Turbo, I swear dogs are alot smarter than we give them credit for LOL. Sorry for the novel just curious if anyone else has a dog or knows any ideas how to help him get over thise fear?