|08-17-2013 05:06 AM|
I have done muzzle work with Minka. Since the muzzle is supposed to be big enough for them to bark and pant in, it is also conducive to pushing food thru the openings. Since Minka was older (almost 3) she understood free-shaping and so I marked and rewarded her for sticking her face in (without fastening it) then we moved on to fastening it, pushing food thru and taking it off. The length of time she ever wore it was a couple of minutes tops. That was the extent of my introduction work. When she was actually worked in it she was so focused on the man that she really didn't seem to care about the muzzle.
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|08-17-2013 03:44 AM|
Yes my dogs do muzzle work. I however do not decoy my own dogs during muzzle work. That needs to be done by someone else.
I introduce it when they are puppies. I place peanut butter inside and let them lick it out. Then after a while I will put a strap over an ear, then two straps and so on. Everytime treating them with the muzzle on. Once I can get it on, then I introduce movement. I put it on them and take them for walks. Still always treating them through the muzzle. My dogs actually get excited to out there face in the muzzle because it has always been good.
|08-17-2013 02:47 AM|
|volcano||Yeah I dont think you can do that type of training yourself. The expert you are working with should be able to answer these questions.|
|08-17-2013 02:45 AM|
I'm not sure why you would do this? How does this translate to muzzle work in the context of protection training? What does this teach?
Is the muzzle just worn around the house so they get used to it?
|08-17-2013 02:37 AM|
|Packen||You can introduce with obedience for ball reward. Dog gets release marker for OB, you chunk ball on ground, dog cannot bite it so punches it with muzzle, down dog, repeat.|
|08-17-2013 02:33 AM|
Anyone done muzzle work with their dog? How do you introduce the muzzle for the purpose of muzzle work?