Course Category: Muzzle Training

You did it!!  You’ve made it to the end and I hope you’re feeling confident and your dog is feeling comfortable.  Work in short bursts…

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Moving around

Now, you might think “YES! I’m done! My dog is muzzle-trained!” but don’t get too cocky too soon. So far you’ve been stationary. Moving around…

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Once we’ve built a bit of duration in the muzzle using food, we’re going to activate those straps! Most dogs are going to feel a…

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Wow! We are making some serious progress here!  Now, we have to build some duration with that nose in the muzzle. It’s not going to…

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At this stage, your dog should be enthusiastically nosing or closely investigating the muzzle.  If your dog is showing any signs of avoidance at this…

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Now that our dog has a +CER to the muzzle, we can use our newly found marker-based training skills to reward behaviour associated with the…

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Using marker-based training, you will get the fastest results. This simply means that you mark (with a clicker or a “YES!”) the nanosecond your dog does…

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Using a soft measuring tape, measure the circumference of the widest part of the muzzle, just below the eyes. Next, measure the distance from the…

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Preparation

In preparation for this course, you’ll need to arm yourself with the following:  A properly fitted basket muzzle (see next lesson for fitting instructions) High-value…

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