6 month old puppy required to wear muzzle in compound :-(
I am a new member, and proud owner of a gorgeous 6 month old shepherd called Xena. She is very friendly and training is going well. We have survived landshark teething and exploring! She walks well on a loose leash, can sometimes be reactive to passing mopeds and yappy little dogs.... I'm working on this, and I can see progress. I live in the Philippines, and many people are frightened of big dogs. The large housing compound where I live and walk Xena has just introduced a new rule, that medium and large sized dogs should be muzzled when walked. I don't want to put a muzzle on her :-(
A couple of questions for you fantastic experienced german shepherd people out there:
1) what type of muzzle is best for walking a shepherd in hot weather?
2) will wearing a muzzle affect her behaviour and training? At the moment she is friendly and happy go lucky. I want her to be relaxed and stay that way. I'm worried that wearing the muzzle will create tension, and spoil the loose leash walking.
Thanks for your advise and expertise,