Why muzzle?

July 6, 2018

 

It all starts with safety!

 

 

 

Reasons for muzzling:

 

  • Reason #1 – Introduction of new pet.  Don’t forget this includes seeing whether or not your dog is comfortable with cats, birds, or other family pet.

  • Reason #2 -Vet.

  • Reason #3 -Off leash play with supervision.

  • Reason #4 – Herding breeds around children.

  • Reason #5 - Police Reason - "low incident" situation. My "biting" ability is not required.

  • Reason #6 - Police Reason #2 – training.

  • Reason #7 - Military Reason - I wear a muzzle while I learn to jump out of an airplane. Reason #8 - Military Reason#2 - I wear a muzzle while I learn combat training.

  • Reason #9 - Sporting/hunting.

  • Reason #10 - Eating garbage, poop, etc.

  • Reason #11 - Bat training - socialization

    • Fear of other Reasons

    • Fear of men

    • Fear of woman

    • Fear of noises - thunder, lightning, gunshots, dropped objects - i.e. training for combat situations.

    • Fear of hats/hoodies

    • Fear of children

    • Fear of fearful dogs - reacting to and dominating them.

    • Fear of dominant dogs.

    • Fear of dogs who stare.

    • Fear of unneutered males.

  • Reason #12 – Fear of toenail clipping.

  • Reason #13 - Personal space from children. Teaching children to respect dog’s personal space. Reasons -- see #11.

  • Reason #14 – Grooming – haircut.

  • Reason #15 – Greyhound racing.

    • Thin skin.

    • Race winner.

    • Playtime.

    • Racing.

  • Reason #16 – Dangerous dog declaration.

  • Reason #17 – Mandatory breed.

  • Reason #18 – Mandatory public transportation.

  • Reason #19 – High prey drive.

  • Reason #20 – Disaster rescue.

  • Reason #21 – Search and rescue training.

  • Reason #22 - Disaster situation – fire, flood, etc. Multiple dogs in one area.

  • Reason #23 - Health reasons.

  • Reason #24 - Post surgery.

  • Reason #25 – Husky mushing.

  • Reason #26 – Testing (for rehoming or adoption,) if they are cat or other household animal friendly, i.e. bird, ferret, etc.

  • Reason #27 – Introducing them to barnyard animals.

 

If you have any other reasons for muzzling that you would like to share, please do so!  Let’s educate people and make muzzle fear a thing of the past!

 

If you would like to share with young children or adults alike, check out this children's book dedicated to reasons for muzzling.  

 

 

 

Paperback version - Amazon US ($14.99) and Amazon CA ($19.99). 

 

Kindle version  Amazon US ($2.99) and Amazon CA ($3.99).

 

 

 

 

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