February 2018 by Fear Free

Audience: Foster Caregivers, Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers

Video Length: 7:13

Conditioning a dog to be comfortable wearing a muzzle is an important life skill. A dog that is comfortable wearing a basket muzzle can allow for less restraint to occur during treatment, grooming, or procedures done at home, at a veterinary office, or at a groomers while still helping everyone to feel safe and comfortable. However, when a muzzle is only placed on your foster dog when something negative, like a veterinary visit, is going to happen it can lead to a negative association with that muzzle.

By proactively and preventatively teaching your foster dog that the muzzle is a great thing to have from the start, by using treats or other methods, it can then become a stress free and even fun event to place a muzzle on your foster dog. In this short video by Fear Free you can learn how to do exactly that.

About Fear Free

Fear Free provides online and in-person education to veterinary professionals, the pet professional community, and pet owners. Their courses provide learners and pet lovers with the knowledge and tools to not only look after a pet's physical well-being, but her emotional well-being as well.

They know that we must feed the pet's mind as well as the body so they make sure that in-home enrichment and Fear Free training are front-and-center with pet professionals and pet owners alike. To learn more about Fear Free you can visit their website.