The Muzzle Up! Project

Advocacy, Education, Training





Muzzled dogs aren't bad dogs.

Muzzles are a fantastic tool to help keep dogs and people safe.

The Muzzle Up! Project is here to help teach you all about muzzles and their proper use.

Did you know that dogs wear muzzles for all sorts of reasons?

Dogs might wear muzzles because:

  • He eats rocks, socks, or other non-food items that can be toxic or cause expensive and life-threatening surgeries.
  • She is nervous of other dogs, and the muzzle helps keep everyone safe during off-leash hiking or on-leash walks.
  • The muzzle works as a cue to tell other owners to give the dog some space.
  • The owner wants to teach their dog to be comfortable wearing a muzzle in case the dog must wear one someday at the vet's office.

A properly-fitted basket muzzle can do all of this, and more! Best of all, if you take the time to train your dog to wear the muzzle, it should be comfortable for your dog.

A well-fitted basket muzzle allows your dog to take treats, drink, and pant comfortably - but not bite.