Big Lil pup
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Portland, OR
Dogs Name: Foxfire's The Real McCoy (McCoy)
Titles: Pet of the Year
Dogs Age: DOB 9/12/14
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Honestly, I have never understood the negative stigma associated with canine muzzles.
Along time ago we had a Dobe dog who was severely afflicted with Pica. He could not be trained out of it. At the suggestion of our vet, who was pretty much a Doberman expert (and judge), we started to muzzle him when he was not under our immediate control. The dog (Britten David) could not have cared less. In fact he became inured to its almost immediately.
The long story short: He was happy and safe.
I used to keep his leash, collar and muzzle on hooks in the kitchen. He would fetch and bring me any or all of them. When I was leaving the house, I would say: "Bring me your Muzz". He would grab it off the wall and sit while I put it on him. Wagging nubby. Never an issue. He treated his muzzle the same way he treated his collar. Just a part of doggy life.
Safe dogs... That's what is all about.