The Stigma Of Muzzle Wearing

Muzzle Wearing? Is it Good or Bad?

Following recent developments in Dog Law, it has become apparent of the surrounding stigma attached to dogs that are out and about and muzzled. In several countries in fact it is the Law to have your dog muzzled in various circumstances especially if they fit the ‘Pit Bull’ type Dog. One of the problems is that the type of dog required by Law to wear a muzzle is the type of dog that already has stigma attached to them because of Breed Specific Legislation. When people see these dogs with muzzles out for walks, they often feel intimidated or nervous … Continue reading

Debating Crating Or Puzzling About Muzzling? Do What’s Best For Your Dog!

Crating or Muzzling? What Are the Advantages?

When assisting clients with their dogs’ behaviour issues, there is a range of potential strategies and tools that can be employed. And depending on the specific issue, that range could include a recommendation for the use of a crate or a muzzle. Interestingly, it’s relatively common for clients to tell me they simply “aren’t comfortable” with their dog having anything to do with a crate or muzzle… and some even going as far as to say, “Nope… no way… I’m not doing that to my dog!” But why is that? After further discussion, clients usually confess their reason for feeling … Continue reading

How Dog Training Can Help Keep Your Dog Healthy

Dog Training Benefits in Having a Healthy Pet

Many people consider dog training to only be for those that want their dogs to be able to perform tricks or for owners that want their dogs to take part in a dog related sport such as obedience or agility. However training can be put to use in such a way that it can make carrying out certain tasks so much easier! When we take on a dog we also take on the responsibility of making sure that animal stays healthy, and this means regular health checks are in order. As well as health checks there are also procedures that … Continue reading