Though it may seem daunting, it is absolutely possible to train your dog to enjoy wearing a muzzle. The following is a compilation of resources from The Muzzle Up! Project to guide you through the process. Be sure to check out our resources page for more information.
Before starting muzzle training with your dog, you need a training plan. This will help you keep track of where you are in the process, and will ensure that your dog is comfortable throughout training. The Muzzle Up! Project has put together an easy-to-follow training plan to get you on your way.
Video Training Series
- Introducing your dog to a muzzle
- Muzzle desensitization and counterconditioning
- The surprise muzzle party
- Training plan troubleshooting
- Pre-Training Muzzle Prep
- Treat & Train Muzzle Games
- Pre-Muzzle Handling Prep
- Hands and touch
Dog Trainer Q and A
We interviewed two experts on dog behavior and training regarding muzzles and muzzle training.