For any pet lover the sight of a dog in a muzzle can be heartbreaking but muzzles should be used whenever there is any risk of a bite happening. They are vital in teaching more aggressive dogs bite control or if a dog has had an incident of biting.
Below we outline the basics of getting your dog used to wearing a muzzle.
Introducing your dog to the muzzle
Like any new accessory your dog will wear, it’s very important to take the time and introduce your dog properly to the muzzle. This will get them familiar with it before trying to put it on the first time.
Sight & Smell
First, let your dog sniff the muzzle. This let them get used to its smell and you should reinforce their interest in it by using treats and giving them lots of praise.
Second, you should get your dog used to the feel of the muzzle. Avoid forcing it over your dog’s snout and