Annoying problems, to be sure, but Osborn has a training sequence that solves neighboring gunfire and more. For young pointers, he starts with planted pigeons. When the pups realize they can break point and catch those birds, Osborn switches to remote launchers. When most points are being held, "shots" (shotgun primers fired in homemade firing blocks) are triggered by the launchers. This all happens out in front of the dog, and everything is tied to the excitement of birds. Next, occasional dead pigeons are launched for retrieves. Finally, some of the launched live birds are shot.