Why is muzzling your dog a good thing?

Unleashed Possibilities Dog Training explains the benefits of muzzling your dog in public places

  • "Bad dogs wear muzzles."
  • "Dangerous dogs wear muzzles."
  • "Muzzles are a last resort."
  • "I would never put a muzzle on my dog."

I hear these statements time and time again and I hate it.

Muzzles are underutilized and villainized.
hey should be a tool widely used by dog owners but instead people avoid them at all costs, even in cases where they would help everyone involved.

All my dogs are conditioned to wear muzzles because the fact of the matter is, all dogs have teeth.

All dogs have the potential to bite.
When your dogs are comfortable wearing a muzzle it makes it so if the situation ever arises where they need to be muzzled they will be comfortable with the tool.

Potential Damage Control
Muzzles have a wide variety of uses in dog training or even just life. A dog with a muzzle on can not do the same amount of damage to a human or another animal. It can prevent tragedy or simply make it possible for you to work with your dog with the guarantee they can’t bite someone or grab another animal.

  • A muzzle can allow a dog who reacts with their teeth first to be trained without risk of damage.
  • A muzzle can allow dogs with thin skin to play with each other without the risk of getting torn up.
  • A muzzle can allow a dog who eats dangerous things to be taken out and allowed to run.
  • A muzzle can help a dog make the right choice and allow you to continue to train them.
  • A muzzle can allow a dog who bites unpredictably to not be kept home and never allowed to live it’s life.

A muzzle can save your dog’s quality of life or their life.

Responsible Pet Ownership
This isn’t a mark against the dog nor does it mean the human failed. It’s responsible. It’s the sign of a good, conscientious dog owner who knows their dog and puts their safety and the safety of others above all else.

 

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