To everybody asking if a muzzle will help train a dog not to bite etc, no it will not!!! Preventing an animal from doing something and training them not to do something is completely different. Your dog won't become house trained by restricting them to the garden!
A muzzle is used to protect the handler or other animals during situations when your dog might bite. i.e, whilst training a dog to tolerate other dogs, it's best to have bother dogs muzzled to prevent any injuries. The muzzle does not train the dogs to get on, it only acts as a safety measure, in very much the same way a stair gate doesn't teach your child to walk down stairs but merely prevents them falling and breaking their necks.
Don't use items to PREVENT behaviours. TRAIN dogs not to exhibit them!
Positive training and patience is the key to a help and well round dog.
my dog will attack any dog he come in contact with even a little puppy will a muzzle teach him not to attack
Oh poor Midnight, I sure do want to hear that he is doing well now. It can really afcfet us if our pets are not in fit and healthy, they have the ability to take the stress away when we get to play with them! Hope to hear about what happened to Midnight soon!
We are so frustrated with our dog. We love her so much but she is so undisciplined. We have always tried to work with her but she doesn't seem to learn. She is a mixed breed black lab and red boned coon dog. She weighs about 70 lbs. When someone comes over she gets excited and jumps on people. We admonish her but she does it anyway. And she constantly barks. So we've used the muzzle. She hates having it on and fights to get if off and it makes us feel really bad to force her to wear it but when she has it on she can't bark and it seems to subdue her quite a lot. She acts like a completely different dog when she has it on and doesn't jump on anyone when she has it on. Is it cruel to keep it on her? When we're home alone we don't need to put it on her but when she's outside she barks constantly non stop and her bark is really loud and it really annoy's the neighbors. Do you have any self help tips that you could suggest, to help us break her jumping and barking so that we can work on not having to resort to using the muzzle? We have had her since she was a pup and she been part of our family now for 3yrs, and we have had to learn the hard way that these habits are very hard to break. We are hoping to reach a point were we no longer have to use the muzzle. We are now also trying dog calming natural vitamins. She is very loving and affectionate, and we adore her. We are desperate! Please help us! We will greatly appreciate any suggestions or tips that you may have.
A muzzle should be a last resort, as it doesn't really teach a dog proper behavior. It may only make the problem worse. If you MUST muzzle, (sick/inured animal, at the vet, etc) make sure your dog can eat/drink/pant, and don't use for more than 30 minutes or so.
My dog tried to bite my eight year old grand-daughter. Our dog is 20 months old would a muzzle work if he wore it when she is visiting our house?