muzzles

Training Your Dog To Accept A Muzzle

Training Your Dog To Accept A Muzzle

Now that you know why you may need a muzzle for your dog at some point and how to choose the right type, how do you train your dog to accept a muzzle? You really don’t want to have to introduce your dog to a muzzle when he absolutely needs to have one, such as in an injury situation. If he is in pain and is fearful, trying to get a muzzle on him will be next to impossible. Even if you do manage to get it on him, he will likely associate the muzzle with a stressful circumstance from…
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Muzzles – Which Type Is Right For Your Dog

Muzzles – Which Type Is Right For Your Dog

We’ve already addressed in a previous post the question of why you might need a muzzle for your dog at some point, everything from protecting you from a bite should your dog be injured to breed specific laws in some states that require some dogs to wear them in public. But how do you know what sort of muzzle to choose for your dog? Let’s take a closer look. There are two basic types of dog muzzles, the basket type and the soft type. You can also make a homemade one if absolutely necessary and you have no other choice.…
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Dog Muzzles – What Owners Must Know

Dog Muzzles – What Owners Must Know

Most people have a negative response when it comes to the idea of muzzling a dog, as muzzles are commonly associated with agressive canines. Plus, most dog lovers think that muzzles are cruel and prohibit dogs from eating, drinking and even breathing properly. But, there might come a day when you legitimately need to use a muzzle, either for your dog’s safety or for your own. Let’s take a look at some of these situations so you can understand when you might need one. Also, it’s best to get your dog completely comfortable wearing a muzzle, because you want to…
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