Just continue on as if nothing happened when he is scared. You may have a very soft puppy that needs more positive than negative correction. Praise, praise, praise when he does something good and reward with treats often. Don't tiptoe around him but don't be overly harsh if he needs correction. Teaching him obedience will give him a boost in confidence. If a dog knows sit or down command, or even a trick it will give him something to focus on other than the big scary thing in the corner.
You know I wanted my last dog to startle when I caught her piddling in the house but she always politely finished her business while I was clapping my hands and shouting "no". It would have been a little nice if it frightened her pee back inside her.
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