ipittythebullBetween comments and direct messages I had a handful of people tell me that I should put a muzzle on for what "I'm doing" to our dog Fawn. So, I did. And I wrote the first of the @schoolofdogpsychology 's 5 basic principles which is simply #learn . Doing this helps with two things around my neighborhood. First, it keeps eyes off Fawn. Second, it makes me control my breathing, thus keeping myself in check to remain calm. I don't do this for "pain training" or because I don't love them. In fact, I do it for the exact opposite. On a side note, I'm going to have to poke some holes in this tape or something to breathe just a little better. Lol #ipittythebull #eand
- janelopy666Sometimes it just is not about others. Its about keeping your dog safe and sometimes this is what it looks like. One of my girls wore a muzzle after she came from the shelter during decompressing because when we went for walks she would lung. It took her a couple weeks The muzzle kept her SAFE because all she needed was to make contact with another dog and she would be in trouble. She is happy and social now and the muzzle was a tool we could put away.
- gameofdanesThank you for continuing to educate with kindness!
- linziejo2013I had to muzzle train my rottweiler a good few years ago. Not because he was aggressive or dog/ people reactivate or anything like that. He was a scavenger he would eat anything he could find whilst we were out I was so worried he would eat something that would kill him and no amount of times that I stuck my hand in his mouth or tried to drag him away would stop him walks became a chore that I didn't want to do out of fear that it was the day he eats something that kills him I asked my vets and they suggested that I treat train him keep him occupied on me and the treats so I didn't have to worry about him focusing on the floor it never worked he'd spit the treats out and then search the floor I asked the vets about muzzle training and they said no terrible idea will make him anxious and all these other excuses I went home feeling defeated I was never going to walk my dog again until I did some research of my own took me 2 months to get him used to the cage muzzle and be comfortable in it took me 4 months of him wearing it outside for him to realise he didn't need to eat off the floor their was so much more going on around him that was more interesting I was called evil and stupid and to have him trained if he was so aggressive he needed a muzzle or just simply put him down... Until I explained why the muzzle was to keep him alive not people/ dogs ect safe from him... All people saw was a rottweiler with a muzzle on and assumed the worst he no longer wears a muzzle hasn't had to for years he's old and more bothered about his little brothers. Now they laugh at him when he walks with his chihuahua brothers and I get asked won't he eat them 🙄 ermmm yeahh sure that's why they're still alive and bossing him around because he sniffed that tree before them 😐🙈 and they cuddle with him on a night or he cleans them like their his babies... Because he's going to eat them later as a midnight snack.. 😂🙈
- kees_langhoutI wrote this before, and I'll write it again: thank you for the great work you do for the dogs that need to be understood! Pay no attention to people who don't support you in what you're doing and why! Just keep it up! Fawn looks happy and that's what really matters!😍
- thedustydingoThe crazy thing is, I plan to muzzle train my girl. She has never shown signs of reactivity and she doesn't have any reason (at this point in time) that she needs a muzzle. However I feel she should learn that muzzles are safe and lead to good things, that they are nothing to be afraid of. I believe everyone should get their dogs comfortable with things such as a muzzle as one day it may be needed, you can't for see the future and why not do it now why there is no rush? I think you are doing the right thing and I love your idea of your "muzzle" 😂
- peanut_annShe looks in no way stressed out, she looks very relaxed.
- mjwashburnMaybe you should put MYOB on that tape. Just sayin'
- brriddgetI'm muzzle training my puppy because he's extremely reactive and I feel the same way like I'm being Judged for trying to keep my dog safe
- alsharkey@ipittythebull where did you find a muzzle like that because I have 2 girls that can no longer be together without severe harm, but when we brought them home originally they were inseparable. My little terrier is the cause of ALL of our problems, but we want to reintroduce the girls without the little butthead in the area.
- ipittythebull@schoolofdogpsychology thanks!!
- bigpromolocsParents gotta do the hard things for the sake of the child (pup) because that's what real love is. Good on you brother, keep educating the ones who misunderstand.
- kimjoslinbillsThis is everything 🙌🏼
- heatherkiddoI have little dogs the size of super fun squeaky toys and I so appreciate muzzled dogs. Especially greyhounds.
- natalyroitThis is amazing. Props.
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