It's a great idea to teach dogs to wear new things like muzzles before they ever need to wear one. This helps associate it with being enjoyable, rather than a cue for unpleasant things happening. It's a really handy skill for all dogs to have; even the friendliest dog may bite if they are severely injured and in a lot of pain and discomfort. Knowing how to wear a muzzle before hand makes having to wear one in an emergency no drama at all, where as not having that skill just adds another stressor onto an already unpleasant situation.
I really enjoyed making this video. My objectives were to:
1) encourage guardians to listen to their dogs, even when they speak 'quietly',
2) promote positive reinforcement of desired behaviours rather than using force to get behaviours,
3) demonstrate how mundane training tasks can transform into fun games and quality time for trainer and trainee, and
4) improve human-dog relationships through all of the above.
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