Mean Dogs Wear Muzzles! (And Other Misconceptions)

Discussion in 'Training & Behavior' started by Dr. Jen's Dog Blog, Feb 4, 2019.

  1. Dr. Jen's Dog Blog

    Dr. Jen's Dog Blog New Member

    All right, gang. Today, we’re going to be talking about muzzles. This is a topic that’s been on my mind a lot lately. As a veterinarian in general practice, I often need to briefly muzzle dogs for medical procedures – which can occasionally be upsetting for owners. And with my behavior clients, I often suggest using muzzles as a management tool for certain situations that might otherwise be risky for the humans or other dogs involved in our training plan. ...
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  2. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Love, love, love this post!
  3. DennasMom

    DennasMom Well-Known Member

    Great post!

    Love this part:

    "For many of my behavior clients who use a muzzle with their dog while “out and about,” it’s often very helpful in discouraging people from approaching – which can make the outing much more pleasant, for pups who are fearful or reactive toward strangers. In that case, embrace the stigma! If it allows you to walk your dog in peace, it’s not a bad thing."

    "embrace the stigma!"

    More "DINOS" should do this. :)
    ... mine isn't a DINO most days... but we should probably invest in a good muzzle and some training in case that day every arrives. :)

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