Imagine a fearful dog gaining confidence and weaving around agility poles while wearing a muzzle. Or a shy dog running toward the muzzle from across the room in order to place her snout in the basket, eagerly anticipating her reward. These aren’t just pipe dreams; training makes them possible for dogs of varied breeds, backgrounds and temperaments. When done the proper way, muzzle training can increase the trust in you and your dog’s relationship.
In the world of dog behavior, one of the most essential but misunderstood pieces of safety equipment we have is the muzzle. Dogs wear muzzles for a plethora of reasons. Unfortunately, their appearance and the judgments associated with them prevent their usage, sometimes with tragic consequences. We want to battle that stigma and empower dog owners with choices and education to help keep their dog safe, happy and secure.
This workshop will cover:
- WHY muzzle train?
- Equipment basics, safety and where to buy
- How to introduce your dog to a muzzle
- Initial steps of the training process
- Muzzle art and decoration ideas
Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours
Fee: $25 per person - Attendance is humans-only.
Location: 243 Alabama Street, San Francisco, CA - Mission Campus
Instructor: Maureen Backman, MS, CTC, PCT-A; Owner, Mutt About Town; Founder, The Muzzle Up! Project
Upcoming Seminar Dates:
- Saturday, October 14, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Geraldi Building, enter via 250 Florida Street lot, Mission Campus: Register now.