10405602_10104866618120157_1407600026303849398_n.jpgThe Muzzle Up! Project is excited to announce its newest branch of services for veterinary clinics across the world: The Veterinary Partners Program.

The goals of the program are:

  • Increasing successful muzzle training outcomes
  • Reducing fear and stress during veterinary visits
  • Providing clinics resources to further support clients, improving quality of care and value of services
  • Improving client compliance for training follow-through

Launching in spring 2016, the Veterinary Partners Program will consist of webinars created and narrated by the project’s director, Maureen Backman, MS CTC PCT-A, and will focus on four core competency areas related to muzzle training and husbandry:

  • Why dogs wear muzzles
  • Building and executing muzzle training plans; troubleshooting common training problems
  • Equipment, modifications and safety
  • Evidence-based counseling techniques to increase successful outcomes

Once clinics complete these webinars, they will receive certification from The  Muzzle Up! Project and follow-up materials for staff and clients. Clinics who complete the program will be eligible for in-person seminars and staff trainings, and will receive a quarterly newsletter containing staff and client training tips, updates on best practices, and interviews with clinicians.

The Muzzle Up! Project has established itself as comprehensive, evidence-based resource on muzzle training and husbandry for dog guardians, dog behavior professionals, and veterinarians. Maureen, its director, has produced two training DVDs for Tawzer Dog, and presented on The Muzzle Up! Project at the Pet Professional Guild’s inaugural educational summit in 2015. In 2017, she will be representing the project at Woof!2017, listed as one of the world’s top dog training conferences by The Modern Dog Trainer.

To stay informed of the program’s launch , sign up here. For questions, contact the Muzzle Up! Projects director, Maureen Backman, at muzzleupproject@gmail.com.

–  Maureen Backman, MS, CTC, PCT-A is the owner of Mutt About Town dog training in San Francisco. She is also the founder of The Muzzle Up! Project and Muzzle Up! Online. To get in touch, email her at muttabouttownsf@gmail.com.  To purchase her training DVDs, visit Tawzer Dog


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