How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogs

How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogs

How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogs

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Muzzles on dogs often evoke upsetting reactions. But, there are certain situations for certain dog breeds and their owners where a muzzle might be the best option, for example, when controlling aggression or a history of biting.

As long as you have the right muzzle for your dog, guided by your veterinarian, a muzzle could be a practical choice. Here are the proper ways to implement a muzzle in your dog care.

Why Might a Dog Wear a Muzzle?

History of Aggressive Behavior

If a dog has a history of aggression, with other dogs or people, using a muzzle as a management tool can minimize the risk in certain situations.

Some dogs may always need muzzled, but it may be possible to teach your dog to offer an alternative, more desirable behavior and to help them feel more relaxed and safe, often with the support of a qualified Canine Behaviorist.

In Sudden Frightening/Painful Situations

Some dogs may not usually be aggressive, but if they are in a very uncomfortable situation, and their warning signs are ignored (often in the vets or groomers), they may feel they have no choice but to snap or bite. If your dog is in pain, they may react in a way that is out of character. If they have had a severe injury, a muzzle may be needed while moving them.

Breed Specific Legislation (BSL)

Sadly, some states have legislation that mandates particular breeds are muzzled when in public places. While BSL does not provide a solution for the real problem of irresponsible dog ownership and it is discriminatory towards dogs that are often extremely gentle, to avoid your dog being seized, these rules should be followed.

High Prey Drive

Some dogs, such as the Spanish Galgo, have an instinctual high prey drive and, while it is better not to have them off-leash where they could give chase, they may try to snatch smaller animals even when they are on the leash, and a muzzle could prevent injury or fatality.

Scavenging

Some dogs are notorious scavengers on walks, and they can end up with serious gastric upsets or blockages. While a muzzle is not a foolproof solution, it can help minimize what your dog may ingest. Working on strong “leave it” and “drop it” commands is also recommended.

Traveling on Public Transport

In certain countries and on certain modes of public transport, dogs may be allowed to travel but only if they wear a muzzle.

Which Muzzle is Best?

There are a variety of muzzles on the market. Many favor aesthetics over practicality, and it is crucial that you choose a well-fitting muzzle that allows your dog to pant freely, take treats and drink water. Also, take guidance from your veterinarian whenever possible.

Basket Muzzle

The basket muzzle, is generally the best choice, but people veer away from it as it tends to be the most noticeable. A well-fitting basket muzzle is effective while still allowing your dog the opportunity to pant easily.

Mesh Muzzle

This softer style muzzle is often popular as it is the least obtrusive. To allow it to be effective, it needs to be pretty tight-fitting, but dogs are at risk for overheating. While it is okay to use for short sessions at the vet or the groomer, it is not suitable for walks or extended periods.

Breed-Specific Muzzles

Sighthound muzzles are commonly used for breeds like Greyhounds and Whippets, with long, thin snouts.

It can be difficult to find a well-fitting muzzle for the flat-faced, brachycephalic breeds like French Bulldogs and Pugs, and there is a greater risk of them overheating in one too.

When Is a Muzzle Not the Best Solution?

Sometimes, muzzles are used for the wrong reasons. This can cause pain or discomfort, and it can lead to alternative problem behaviors.

For Punishment

If a dog has not been properly introduced to wearing a muzzle, it can be a frightening—even traumatizing—experience. Some owners will use it as a form of punishment for undesired behavior. Usually, the dog will not associate the two things, so it is not effective long term. It can also erode the bond of trust between you and could cause them to snap when the muzzle appears.

To Stop Barking

Muzzles are sometimes used to try to stop barking. While this may work temporarily (if the dog is terrified of the muzzle), the dog can still bark when wearing one unless it’s way too tight. It’s much better to use positive training methods with your dog.

To Stop Destructive Behavior

If your dog has been chewing on household items, a muzzle may seem a good solution. However, it is not a good idea to leave a muzzle on for prolonged periods, especially when unsupervised, and you are not addressing the underlying issue. You should establish why your dog is being destructive and work on resolving this. Perhaps they are bored and need more stimulation, or they could be stressed as a result of separation anxiety.

How to Train Your Dog to Accept a Muzzle

Always start by offering a tasty treat every time you bring the muzzle into your dog’s view. You want them to associate it with good things. Next, lay it on the ground and reward your dog every time they voluntarily move towards it, working up to them actively touching it.

Then, encourage them to put their snout into the muzzle for just a second. Never force their snout in. Build up the time they have their snout inside gradually. Initially, you could use a treat or doggy-safe peanut butter on the inside of the muzzle. Once they are relaxed with this stage, move on to fastening it around their ears. The length of time it is fastened should be built up over several sessions.

Always introduce the training sessions in a low-stress, familiar environment, and make sure that you keep the training sessions short (five minutes maximum), use high-value rewards, and don’t try to go too fast or skip any steps.

Muzzles are a seriously undervalued tool in the arsenal of your dogs equipment.

So often though, I see muzzles that might be problematic. I see muzzles that don’t fit that well, or may be inappropriate for the breed, or even unsafe.

So I wanted to get a nice, deep dive into how a muzzle should fit on a dog. Because goodness only knows it’s not a thing your dog will naturally desire to wear – but it’s incredibly useful for those slightly less than certain situations where you just want a little backup security.

What Is A Muzzle?

A muzzle is a device that extends around your dogs nose and mouth, rendering them unable to use their mouth inappropriately. Often they’re made of durable materials, hard plastic, biothane, leather, even vinyl and of course metal.

Some muzzles, for the brachycephalic breeds (flat faced breeds, such as the pug or the boxer) can get mesh-faced muzzles too. This allows the dogs owner to feel secure with their dog around others, whether that’s at a vets or whilst they’re training their dog through reactivity.

Why Do Dogs Wear A Muzzle?

Dogs wear muzzles for all sorts of reasons, but most of them are for the dogs own protection. Whether that’s protection from making a mistake such as nipping the vet in fear, or from eating something toxic that they find on the street. There are lots of reasons that a responsible dog parent or guardian.

How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogsThis gorgeous muzzle from Ray Allen is a little large on the length dimension for Indie – however, do you see how much space he has within that muzzle? I know for a fact that this muzzle doesn’t impede his ability to do any of the below! Which is great.

When To Use A Muzzle

✅ Reactivity
✅ Scavenging
✅ Legal reasons
✅ Safeguard in stressful situations, such as vet visits

When Not To Use A Muzzle

6 Ways To See If Your Dogs Muzzle Fits Correctly

Remember, different places construct muzzles for different reasons, for example, an agitation muzzle might fit a lot tighter. As will an emergency muzzle – but a ‘normal’ muzzle, one that is used for training and everyday wear, is something that must be properly fitted. This is how to achieve that with some super cute pictures to help you decide!

How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogs

Can You Fit Two fingers Beneath The Muzzle?

Being able to fit two fingers between your dogs chin and their muzzle means that there should be adequate space for them to open and close their mouth and that the muzzle isn’t too tight. A dogs jaw pivots from way back in their cheek, so this will allow you to ensure it’s about right in terms of fit!

Can They Hold A Tennis Ball In Their Mouth While Wearing A Muzzle?

This is a pretty rudimentary thing, and not a measurement that holds any real value (per se) as it’s not an exercise they’ll ever have to do. But it is indicative that your dog has enough to room to find the muzzle comfortable

How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogs

Can They Pant?

Heat is something that we can’t control in a lot of environments, and given that our dogs have limited ways of getting rid of heat and cooling down, it’s really important that we do not limit their ability to pant, and to get rid of that heat when necessary.

This ability means that your dog will be comfortable and happy in this for a longer period of time than alternatives.

Can They Take Treats?

If training is to occur, (given that toys are not something we can use as a reward when your dog is wearing a muzzle) then we must be able to provide treats through the muzzle to create reward and to craft positive associations with things (incredibly important if your dog is reactive!)

How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogs

How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogs

Can They Drink?

Similarly to the ability to pant, our dogs need to be able to drink whilst wearing a muzzle, it means that they can wear the muzzle for longer and that we are not creating a limited resource. Water not only allows for hydration (obviously!) but helps them balance their warmth too and helps prevent over heating.

Can They Vomit?

This one is often the single most underestimated in terms of importance.

A muzzle that doesn’t allow your dog to vomit, is a muzzle that can kill your dog.
It’s not a case of ‘oh that’s so unlikely’ it’s a case of ‘just in case’ because I don’t want to run the risk that my reflexes will definitely be fast enough to get to my dog before they actually choke on their own vomit – do you?

How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogs

Muzzles Are A Good Thing

Remember that muzzling your dog is never a bad thing, a muzzled dog isn’t a sign of a bad dog, it’s the sign of a responsible owner.

Remember, sometimes different companies dit their muzzles in a different way. You’re always allowed to send things back and say they don’t fit as you need them to.

If you need more help with your dogs equipment, then make sure to head to our Gear section! Where you can find loads of product reviews and valuable information about all sorts of dog gear.

Published Date: January 16, 2018

How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogs

For this Santa Monica dog training session we worked with a pair of dogs; 1 year-old Pomeranian Tiny (left) who likes to bark and 1 year-old Shepherd mix Biggie rescued as a street dog in Tanzania, (right) who has been nipping people after they pass by.

Because of Biggie’s hand nipping problem, his guardians had him in a muzzle when I arrived for the session.

When I sat down with Biggie, Tiny and their guardians, I learned that they had few rules, Tiny was spoiled and both dogs could tell their humans when to pet them by nudging, jumping up, barking or pawing at them.

I offered a number of positive dog training tricks and dog behavior tips that will help the dogs start to see the humans as authority figures. This lack of structure could be a big contributing factor for Biggie’s nipping.

Dogs probe to determine boundaries and limits and whoever enforces them is looked upon as being an authority figure. Its not about correcting, punishing or dominating a dog to get it to listen and respect you. Its all about how the dog see’s you and your actions play a big part in that perception. The more we consistently enforce rules and boundaries, the more the dog sees us as their leader.

Fortunately the dog’s guardians weren’t physically correcting them. They were using a few old out date methods for a few problems, but once I explained why they were problematic, they jumped on the new all positive approach with abandon.

But being good leaders through their actions is very important for anyone who wants to stop a dog from nipping people. The dog needs to see and respect people as having more rank or status. Dogs nip to correct but generally only think its appropriate for them to correct those they see as having less status or rank than they perceive themselves as having.

After going over the importance of proper exercise, I turned my attention to the dog behavior problem Biggie’s guardians were most concerned about; nipping people’s hands as they pass by on walks.

There could be a few different reasons why Biggie nips people’s hands as they pass by, but my solution to this dog behavior problem is usually to redirect its attention to stop a dog from nipping. To accomplish this I went over a Focus exercise with his guardians.

Biggie picked up on the exercise with his guardians better than he did when I first worked with him. Sitting is a more subordinate position and Biggie only felt comfortable sitting farther away than is best for this exercise. Here is a video of me teaching a dog to focus who didn’t have that problem.

While nipping is an undesirable dog behavior, in this case it didn’t appear aggressive. By redirecting their dog’s attention when they are about to pass, they should be able to stop dog nipping fairly quickly. But first, they will need to practice the focus in progressively more difficult situations at home.

To help the guardians remember the dog training tips and secrets I shared with them in this in home dog training session, we shot a Roadmap to Success video you can check out below.

How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogs

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Dear Dog Talk : We have had our 5-month-old puppy, Jada, for one month. She is a collie/German shepherd mix. Recently she has been nipping at me. When we first got her, she was biting and mouthing both my husband and myself. She is 95 percent better. When my husband is around, he is the alpha. When I am with Jada by myself, I am not the alpha. I have tried several things to correct this problem, but they haven’t worked. Do you any suggestions•

Dear Nipped Upon : I do not know what techniques you have tried so far to curb Jada’s nipping. However, if she were my puppy I would do what her mother dog would do. I would growl at her to stop her biting.

I use a guttural growl sound – “Nhaa!” – that comes from deep in my throat to imitate mother dog. Also, like a mother dog, I strive for perfect timing. The best time to growl “Nhaa” at Jada to stop her biting is right before she actually does it. If your intuition tells you that Jada is thinking about being aggressive and nipping, growl “Nhaa.”

Dog trainers call this ability “reading the dog.” Fortunately for humans, “reading a dog” is not difficult. Most of what a dog is thinking is apparent in his or her facial expressions and body language. Trust your intuition. If you feel that Jada is about to nip, growl “Nhaa.”

If you do trust your intuition, you will find that you will probably be right 99 percent of the time. Even if some of the time you may be wrong, you will be better off wrong than late!

If you do not successfully anticipate Jada’s behavior, the next-best time to correct her is precisely as she starts nipping. After the fact is too late. Mother dogs never correct their puppies after the fact.

Also, be consistent! Mother dogs are extremely consistent creatures. Consistency is a sign of pack leadership. Every time Jada shows aggression, you should correct her.

Sometimes puppies are not submissive to a mother dog’s growl. When a pup does not stop immediately when a mother dog growls, she escalates her aggression. I have seen mother dogs hover over a fresh-acting pup. She stares into her pup’s eyes and growls more ferociously. I have seen mother dogs take a mouthful of loose skin at the scruff of a puppy’s neck and roll the pup over. I even have seen mother dogs put their mouth around an incorrigible pup’s muzzle and lightly bear down.

When aggressive puppies ignore my “Nhaa,” I continue to emulate mother dog. I will growl louder and use my eyes and facial expressions to convey that I mean business. If the situation calls for it, I will also lightly hold the pup’s mouth closed and grab a handful of neck scruff. (I don’t use my mouth for these corrections!)

Mother dogs never hit, kick or choke their puppies to teach them to behave. Doing these things to a puppy – or even to an adult dog – is abusive. I have seen some trainers and pet owners lift their puppies up by the scruff of the neck and shake them. Mother dogs do not do this. This is an incorrect technique and is also abusive. You will always get the best results if you train naturally and through a canine point of view.

Having said all of this, I have not personally evaluated your puppy and situation. I highly recommend getting involved with an experienced trainer in your area. I do not want you to risk getting bitten, and I do not want you to overcorrect Jada.

If well-time verbal corrections do not stop Jada’s nipping and you need to escalate the corrections, do so only under the guidance of an experienced dog obedience instructor. Plus, obedience training will help Jada view you as pack leader as well as teach her to be an obedient dog.

Good luck, and keep me posted on how things are going.

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On October 12, 2017

How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogs

If your dog is aggressive towards other dogs when you’re out and about, it can become embarrassing and even a bit scary.

You probably feel as though your dog will always behave in this way but with some training, they can definitely learn how to be better behaved around their fellow pooches!

Here’s our guide on why your dog may be nipping other dogs and what you can do to try to stop it in its tracks.

Potential Causes of Nipping Other Dogs

Finding out the reasons why it’s happening can make it a lot easier to tackle the problem.

There can be a few reasons why dogs are aggressive to each other so it’s important to have a good idea of what the underlying factors may be.

Some of the reasons why dogs may nips other dogs include:

  • Fear – Some dogs nip other dogs because they’re scared of them, particularly if they have had bad experiences with other dogs in the past and are now scared of other canines in general.
  • Redirected aggression – Sometimes, it won’t be other dogs that are the real problem but the fact that your dog is being prevented from interacting with them (for example, because of one of them being on their lead). This can then lead to them being aggressive towards the other dog because they are frustrated at the situation. They may also be aggressive to you or other people if you try to intervene.
  • Playing rough – If your dog likes to play a bit rough with other dogs, they may sometimes nip them as part of this.
  • Chase aggression – If your dog likes to chase other dogs, they may sometimes nip them during this, whether this is due to over excitement, trying to end or restart the ‘game’ or defending themselves against the other participant.
  • Physical factors – Aggressive behaviour such as nipping can sometimes be caused by physical issues such as illness and pain. If your dog’s aggression comes on suddenly, this could be some or all of the problem and can be tackled by treating the physical problem(s).

How to Address Nipping Issues

A lot will depend on why your dog is acting in this way but specific types of training can be very helpful for discouraging them from nipping other dogs. For example:

How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogs

A dog that bites is dangerous. Not just for people, but for the dog. While it’s impossible to calculate how many dogs are euthanized because they’ve bitten someone, it puts them at great risk of being put down.

Why do dogs bite?

The first thing to remember is that, unless a dog is sick, all dog bites are provoked. So, the first step is to visit your vet for a thorough checkup.

Unfortunately, without a dog-human dictionary, you’re probably often unaware that a dog is indicating, “I am worried over here. What is it about STOP that you don’t understand?” For an anxious dog, the next step is to growl, bare teeth, snap or bite, “out of the blue.”

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), dogs bite as a reaction to something. If the dog finds itself in a stressful situation, it may bite to defend itself or its territory.

Dogs can bite because they’re scared or have been startled, or because they feel threatened.

They can bite to protect something that is valuable to them, like their puppies, their food, or a toy.

Dogs also might nip and bite during play. Even though nipping during play might be fun for the dog, it can be dangerous for people. Avoid wrestling or playing tug-of-war with your dog. These types of activities can make your dog overly excited, which may lead to a nip or a bite.

Signs to Watch For

“Psychology Today” offers the following tips for dog owners:

  • If your dog is uncertain in some situations, be their advocate. Keep your dog on a secure lead, and offer reassurances and treats; this is a classic psychological way to counter-condition anxiety.
  • Watch body language closely. If there is a situation when your dog has growled or snapped, catalogue it and closely manage similar situations the next time around.
  • It’s very important to give your dog the gift of distance from those people who want to get super-close to your dog too soon. Let them chill in a separate space, with food and toys. Playing music can soothe as well.

How Can I Train My Dog Not to Bite?

You’ve heard the horror stories of free-roaming Pitbulls mauling children as they walk to school, but most dog bites actually occur in the owner’s home. Sixty-one percent of dog bites occur in the home or a familiar place, and 77% of bite victims are family members or friends.

But what to do to keep your dog from biting?

Punishing your dog by hitting or slapping is the worst thing you can do – in all circumstances – but particularly if your dog shows aggressive tendencies. Not only is it barbaric and cruel, but studies show that owners who use aggressive means to correct their dogs – hitting, kicking, shaking, scruffing, etc. – experience more aggression from their dog. A dog who has been physically punished, experiences, just like a person, physiological stress reactions that make it harder for them to calm down.

And this type of punishment can make your dog afraid of you; once you’ve ruined that human-animal trust, it will be difficult, if not impossible, to build it again.

The first step in specifically dealing with the dog’s aggression might merely be rewarding the dog for any behavior that does not involve fighting or aggression. Some other behavior modification techniques include:

  • Start early. The AVMA says that socialization is a good way to help prevent your dog from biting by helping your dog feel at ease in different situations. Introduce your dog to people and other animals while it’s a puppy, so it feels more comfortable in different situations as it gets older. It’s also important to use a leash in public to make sure that you are able to control your dog.
  • Manage Behavior. This is not an ideal solution. Selecting this option means a reduced quality of life for your dog, with no more walks in the park, on or off leash; no more rides in the car; and no more spending time on their own in the fresh air and sunshine in the fenced backyard.

You’ll have to restrict your dog’s movements so they have no access to humans other than adult family members. Crate your dog in a closed room when company comes over. If children visit, your dog is crated or sent to a kennel that is equipped to safely handle a biting dog. Even if the dog adores children, if your dog has bitten someone, this puts children at unacceptable risk. Unless you are 100% confident that you know what your dog’s stressors are and can prevent them from occurring during the kids’ visit, you can’t take a chance.

  • Training. Obedience training is by far the best thing you can do for your puppy or adult dog. A well-trained dog is safer to have around family and friends. Training has a positive impact on many of the potential reasons as to why a dog might bite. Dog training refocuses your dog’s mindset, assists with impulse control, and modifies all types of problem behavior.
  • Best Friends Animal Sanctuary has some great tips to keep your dog, other dogs, and your friends and family safe:
    • Put signs around the house communicating current training protocols, so everyone in the family is on the same page about the dog’s training
    • Erect physical and visual barriers such as doors, X-pens and baby gates, if necessary
    • Train your dog to use a crate as his safe place
    • When you are out in public with the dog, have him wear a vest that says “Dog in training” on it
    • Train the dog to wear a basket muzzle
    • Use high-value treats (things the dog finds particularly yummy) that can be given through a muzzle
    • Use nutraceuticals (e.g., L-theanine) and aromatherapy, (and perhaps CBD oil) to help manage the dog’s overall emotional state

Every dog and every home is unique, of course, so management strategies for each family will vary. Train your dog to wear a basket muzzle. Some people are reluctant to consider using a muzzle, but it can be a wonderful tool to keep both your dog and others safe.

Dogs are very good at picking up our emotional states, so if you’re nervous about your dog biting, your dog will feel your anxiety and might be more likely to bite. Have your dog wear a muzzle during training, and you will feel more calm and help your dog to be calmer, which means training will happen faster. It’s important to teach your dog to look forward to wearing their muzzle because if they don’t like wearing it, they’ll be uncomfortable and distracted when training.

  • Consider seeing a relationship-based professional dog trainer or a certified animal behavior consultant. A qualified professional can help you work with your dog on their specific behavior challenges.

Training your dog not to bite can be a complex process, and takes a real investment of time. Your veterinarian will have additional tips to share with you, and may be able to provide a referral to a good local animal behaviorist.

If you are unsure of when your pet’s last vet visit was, don’t have a current vaccination record, or have questions about your pet’s health or behavior, don’t hesitate to contact us at Academy Animal Hospital. We’re committed to keeping Greenwood area pets healthy and happy.

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Kushandisa muromo kunogona kudzivirira mwana wako kuti asanhonge chikafu kubva pasi, achizviruma kana aine allergies, kana kuruma vamwe. Nyanzvi dzakawanda dzemafambiro emhuka dzinokurudzira kushandisa muromo wekudzivirira apo imbwa inodzidza kubata nekukurudzira, kwete kuishandisa sechirango.

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Tsvaga muromo unoenderana nezviyero zvembwa yako. Miromo mizhinji yakanyorwa nezviyero zviviri kana zvina. Chiyero chekutanga chitenderedzwa chakatenderedza muromo wembwa. Nhamba yechipiri ndihwo hurefu kubva pamuromo wemhino kusvika kuseri kwemusoro. Mimwe mhuno inoyerawo kureba kubva kumuromo wemhino kusvika pakati pemeso embwa, kana kubva pakati pemeso embwa kusvika kuseri kwedehenya.

Sarudza rudzi rwemuzzle. Kune marudzi maviri emuzzle dhizaini:

  • Mimwe mitsipa ichiri kubvumira imbwa kunwa mvura uye kufemereka. Izvi zvinogona kunge zvisingadzivise nyuchi dzese, asi dzinofanirwa kuderedza zvakanyanya njodzi.
  • Mimwe mhuno inochengeta muromo wembwa wakavharika zvachose. Izvi hazvifanirwe kushandiswa kweanopfuura maminetsi mashoma. Kana ikasiyiwa kwenguva refu, imbwa inogona kuvhunduka kana kupisa nekuda kwekutadza kufemereka.

Edza kukwana kwemuzzle. Verenga mirairo yemuzzle uye iva nechokwadi chekuti unoziva kuipfekedza nemazvo. Ita shuwa kuti muromo unokwana zvakasununguka zvekuti imbwa yako inogona kuramba yakavhura muromo kuti ifemere. Panofanira kunge paine tambo nhatu pamuromo kuti ichengetedze kuti irege kubviswa. Muromo unofanirwa kuvhara 50-70% yemuromo wembwa.

  • Kana maziso embwa akafukidzwa nenzira ipi zvayo, muromo hausi hukuru hwakarurama kana huri pamusoro-pasi, iyo iri nyore kukanganisa kuita.
  • Rega imbwa iedze kubvisa muromo nekukwesha mhino yayo pasi kana kushandisa tsoka dzayo kudhonza muromo. Kana ikabudirira, edza saizi yakasiyana.

Isa zvibatiso pazasi pemhuno pedyo nemhuno. Rega imbwa yako idye kubva pamuromo. Nenzira iyo, inogona kutanga kugadzikana nayo. Dyisa mwana wako chikafu chavo nenzira iyi kwemazuva mashoma.

Ipa muromo kune imbwa yako pasina chikafu muzasi. Imbwa yako ichapinda mumuromo uchitarisira kudya. Pavanoita izvozvo, vape chirairo nepamberi pemuromo. Dzorera muromo kubva, wozodzokorora.

  • Ita izvi kwemazuva mashoma, zvakare.

Batanidza tambo kana imbwa yako yagadzikana. Kana imbwa yako ichifarira kupinda mumhuno iri yega, batanidza tambo, ipa imbwa zvibatiso, wobva wabvisa muromo. Ipa imbwa yako mazuva mashoma kuti ijaire danho iri, zvakare.

Ita kuti imbwa ijaire muromo. Enda kwekufamba kwenguva pfupi, rega imbwa ipfeke iyo ichitenderedza imba kwemaminetsi mashoma, kana kudzidzira kuteerera nemuromo wakabatidza. Ita kuti imbwa ijaire muromo, kana kuti inogona kuvhunduka uye yowedzera hasha paunoedza kuishandisa mumamiriro ezvinhu ekukurumidzira.

  • Pese paunoisa muromo, usiye iyo kwenguva yakati rebei sezvo imbwa yako inojaira kuipfeka.

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Shandisa muzzle sechisarudzo chekupedzisira. Kana imbwa yako ichifanira kunge iri mumamiriro ezvinhu apo yakamboruma, haigoni kukuvadza chero munhu kana yakavharwa. Ziva mamiriro ane njodzi akaita kuti imbwa yako inyunguduke munguva yakapfuura uye nekukasira kuvhara imbwa yako pese payave kuda kutarisana nemamiriro aya kana asingadzivisike.

  • Zvakanakisa kudzivirira mamiriro ekuti chipfuyo chako chisina kugadzikana paunenge uchishanda nemurairidzi ane hunyanzvi kuti avabatsire kunzwa vakachengeteka.
  • Kana imbwa yako ikaramba ichicheka, ungada kuona chiremba wemhuka kuti abatsire kugadzirisa.

Tarisa zviratidzo zvekunyevera. Kana iwe uchiziva zviratidzo zvembwa yako isati yaputika, bvisa pup yako kubva mumamiriro ezvinhu. Zviratidzo zvekushushikana zvinosanganisira huma, kunzvenga kuonana nemeso, kutama, kuomarara kwemuviri, mazino ari pamhene, kurira kwemhezi, uye kurira.

  • Kana iwe uchida kuisa muromo imbwa yako, zviri nani kuzviita usati wapinda mumamiriro ezvinhu angaite kuti anzwe kushushikana, ivo vachiri vakadzikama.

Ita kuti imbwa yako ipfeke muzzle nguva nenguva kuitira kuti vasununguke mairi. Kupfeka muromo kunofanira kungonakidza kumbwa yako semamwe manomano aunovadzidzisa. Kumbira imbwa yako kuti iise muromo wayo nguva zhinji sezvaunomukumbira kuti akupe paw yavo kana kutenderedza. Ikoku kunofanira kuva kunofadza uye kuchachengeta songaniro yakanaka.

Use the clicker to help eliminate puppy nipping.

All puppies like to play and wrestle and nip each other. When they come to live with people, they want to play in the same way. They don’t know that our skin is far more tender than their littermate’s fur—so sometimes those nips can hurt!

How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogs

In the litter, mother dogs and littermates teach a puppy when he’s biting too hard. Mom gets up and leaves; littermates yip and stop playing. A puppy that has been taken from the litter too young, or that has no littermates, may be particularly nippy because it did not have a chance to learn “bite inhibition” the natural way. Teething may also be a cause of nipping, as the puppy wants something in its mouth to chew on and will grab hold of anything at first.

Management combined with operant conditioning principles is the best line of defense.

  • Don’t let the puppy play with your hands or clothes. Simply stop the fun, and leave. If biting always stops the fun, biting at hands and clothes will occur less often. Often this is enough to extinguish playful nipping, but probably not enough to extinguish nipping due to teething discomfort.
  • Have a safe and comfortable spot where you can leave the puppy when you cannot play with him or watch him; an X pen with his bedding and some toys in it, or an area fenced off with baby gates. Nippy puppies go back to their own space for a while.
  • When the puppy grabs you or your clothing, stop moving. The movement seems like play to the dog. The fun is gone if you are still.
  • When the puppy grabs a hand or sweater, for example, disengage him gently and provide a suitable replacement—a chew toy—instead. Keep a couple of chewable replacements for your clothes and hands handy in each room where the puppy spends time. Ideas: rawhide, toys, knotted rope, an old sock with a tennis ball in it, empty marrow bone. Rotate the chew toys.
  • Give your puppy something permissible to chew on, while you scratch his back and belly. This helps him to learn that some things are OK to chew on. Many puppies have learned in this way to grab a chew toy before they come over to you, as a way of telling you that they know what the rules for safe play are! Reinforce that with the scratching and rubbing they want!

Play “I’m OK with that!”

Teaching the puppy to use his mouth gently is an important part of training. Doing it the clicker way creates clear communication without punishment . This technique is very simple, and very powerful. You are simply rewarding the puppy for choosing not to nip. When the puppy makes the right choice, he earns his click and reward! You are helping him learn to make good decisions! Please do it carefully to avoid small injuries to yourself. Follow these easy step-by-step instructions for using the clicker to help eliminate puppy nipping. Teaching the puppy to use his mouth gently is an important part of training.

  • Take your closed fist and put it in front of the puppy’s face. Click and treat if he doesn’t nip—even for a second! Repeat this. If your puppy bumps his soft nose against your fist, that’s great. Click this!
  • Next, take your closed fist and wave it slowly around in front of the puppy. If your puppy does not try and nip you right away, click and treat. Repeat this several times.
  • Raise the criteria for a click by both lengthening the amount of time the puppy can have your fist in front of his nose without nipping, and by altering the distance from his face and the speed of your hand flying around his face.
  • Repeat this exercise with a toy or chew bone. Click and treat for calmness and for waiting rather than grabbing at the object. If at any time he tries to nip, stop, put your fist or other object out of sight and start again a little further away. When you have clicked and treated him several times for staying calm, click and give him the object and let him enjoy it. He is learning that you will give him nice things but only if he waits for permission.
  • Repeat this at several distances around the puppy’s nose and mouth. Be sure to do this several times during the day.
  • Do the same with your open hand. Do the same with your index finger. Try it with your shoes and your clothing.
  • Your puppy can definitely learn not to nip things that are near his face, and since this is when most nipping occurs, reinforcing his correct choices is crucial. You should see immediate improvement with this technique, but because he’s a puppy, you’ll need to repeat it over and over, especially when you have tempting smells on your clothes and hands!

Teach “Open your mouth!”

  • Prepare a dozen or more tiny treats—pea-sized bits of cheese or chicken, say. Or, for a very small breed of puppy (and sometimes they have very sharp little teeth) a dab of baby food meat on the end of a chopstick.
  • Click and treat the puppy two or three times just for coming to you, so he knows that treats are available. Now offer the puppy something tempting to grab—a toy or a piece of cloth. Click when he grabs it, and hold out the treat. If he lets go to eat the treat, click again. Do not click him if he grabs something you do not want him to grab!
  • Repeat this several times, until the puppy quickly drops the object when he hears the click.
  • Now start saying “Open” just before you click. Repeat several times. This begins the process of putting “open” on a verbal cue .
  • Next, say “Open” and pause. Hold the object quietly (do not pull) until the puppy lets go on his own. At the moment the puppy releases the object, click and treat. Do NOT click until the puppy releases! Remember, click as he lets go, and give him a treat. Repeat.
  • Repeat this little lesson later in the day or the next day, until he will drop the object eagerly when you say “Open.”
  • Keep dry treats and clickers handy whenever the puppy is loose in the room. If he grabs a hand or your clothing, become still then say “Open!” If he lets go, be ready to make a great fuss and give him a special treat. Everyone in the family can learn this cue and use it. Keep dry treats and clickers handy whenever the puppy is loose in the room.

Teach “Close your mouth!”

This is a great cue for children to use if they are worried about nipping.

  • When the puppy shows signs of getting nippy, take your hands away and stand up.
  • Watch closely for the moment he closes his mouth. Click, treat! Repeat whenever you get the chance.
  • Start giving the cue, “Close mouth,” before taking your hands away.
  • Then take your hands away; click and treat him when he closes his mouth.
  • Teach the children to do the same. They feel safer when they can say “Close mouth” and the puppy does it. For the puppy, it’s a “Clicker Opportunity,” not a rebuke!

How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogs

Karen Pryor is the founder and CEO of Karen Pryor Clicker Training and Karen Pryor Academy. She is the author of many books, including Don’t Shoot the Dog and Reaching the Animal Mind. Learn more about Karen Pryor or read Karen’s Letters online.

How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogs

Biting and chewing is common in puppies up to one year of age. Much biting and chewing is related to teething in puppies. However, you need to start establishing boundaries on what is acceptable and what is not from the first day you bring your dog home.

It is important for you to understand how much and what type of biting are acceptable and expected from your dog.

While you may think your little puppy is adorable when it growls and bites, you and your friends will no longer think it is cute when it is grown up and biting. And you don’t want your dog’s biting and nipping to send someone to the hospital for stitches.

You will not be able to take your dog in public if it snaps and bites. And you will be afraid to let it outside for fear it will bite someone who is just walking around the neighborhood.

While everyone would agree that no aggressive behavior should be encouraged from a dog, very few people know how to train a dog not to bite or be less aggressive once he has started. The first step is to understand why he is biting.

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Why Does Your Dog Bite?

Understanding why your dog started biting and why he is biting now may be a two-step process or it might be the same reason. Answering a few questions will help:

Did he bite because he was teething?

Was he provoked to bite? Did someone tease or taunt him? Did someone hurt him or threaten him?

Did he bite out of fear? Was it a stranger or new situation?

Did he bite out of anxiety? Did he bite someone you handed him to when you were leaving him? Does he only bite new people?

Did he bite or nip to get your attention? Does he continue to use that method to get attention?

Did he bite when he was playing – perhaps he was trying to get a toy you were holding?

Does he often bite when he is excited or trying to get what you have?

As a follow-up, you need to evaluate your reaction to his biting. How did you react the first time? How do you react now? And how does he act after biting someone? If you scold him, what is his reaction?

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When Biting is out of FUN

Biting out of fun is not unusual for puppies. They may start out jumping around and grabbing at your hand or a toy and then accidently bite your hand. Or, they may be chewing on something and accidently bite you when you try to take it away.

The dog may see this as part of a game or as a way to get attention, especially if it happens a couple of times within a week. He then may try biting to see if he gets attention or gets you to play. If you pay him attention or play with him, he will be training you instead of you training him!

It is important that you deal with the biting immediately each time it happens – even when it is an accident. Learn the correct method of training your dog not to bite from our FREE Dog Training Mini Course.

When Biting is out of FEAR

If your dog bites in new situations or around new people, he may feel fearful and anxious. He may appear nervous in a variety of situations. This may be related to his breeding, his personality, or his need for more socialization.

A dog who bites in these situations will not get better by isolating him or ignoring him. You need to learn to fully socialize him using the methods and tips in our FREE Dog Training Mini Course. Socialization starts when a puppy is still with his mother and continues throughout his life.

Take your dog to a park that does not have a lot of people or dogs and let him walk around on a leash and smell and look without being approached or trapped. Once he gets used to that, take him to a park with more people and dogs and keep him on a leash. Talk to him and praise him when he acts appropriately. Take lots of walks.

If you do not feel like your dog can be trusted around other people or dogs, you will need to muzzle him when he is in public. There are many different types of muzzles available. If he is wearing a muzzle, it will also help other people know not to approach him or let their dogs approach him which will help him feel less threatened.

Taking your dog to obedience training classes will give him confidence and help him learn to obey you. Dogs enjoy the structure of knowing what to do on command. They also enjoy knowing that when they are on a leash, they are “safe.”

If your dog’s tail is low or tucked between his hind legs, if he is panting excessively, pacing or even whining, take these signs to be an indication that he is nervous and move him out of the situation immediately. Do not ignore such symptoms. If you do, you or any other person around him may end up being bitten.

Immediate Help if Your Dog Is Biting

If your dog bites – even once – you need to know some methods of helping him know that biting will not be tolerated:

When you feel your dog’s teeth on your skin, gently move his mouth off your skin and firmly say ‘no bite.’

If he actually bites you, make a sharp, high-pitched sound like ‘Ow’ or ‘Ouch’ and then firmly, in a low voice say ‘no bite.’

Just after the incident, leave your dog alone for a few minutes (3-5 minutes) and refuse to look at him, touch him, or speak to him.

If your dog bites while playing, respond with ‘no bite’, stop playing immediately and do something calmer with him.

If you have to tell him ‘no bite’ several times, try using something to startle him like a shaker can of pennies when you give him the ‘no bite’ command.

Remember: Do not yell, punish or hit your dog; instead use positive reinforcement like praise or a treat when you have had an extended play time without biting or he is in a new situation and acts appropriately. Once he realizes he gets more attention when he does not bite, he will forget about biting.

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Muzzles are a seriously undervalued tool in the arsenal of your dogs equipment.

So often though, I see muzzles that might be problematic. I see muzzles that don’t fit that well, or may be inappropriate for the breed, or even unsafe.

So I wanted to get a nice, deep dive into how a muzzle should fit on a dog. Because goodness only knows it’s not a thing your dog will naturally desire to wear – but it’s incredibly useful for those slightly less than certain situations where you just want a little backup security.

What Is A Muzzle?

A muzzle is a device that extends around your dogs nose and mouth, rendering them unable to use their mouth inappropriately. Often they’re made of durable materials, hard plastic, biothane, leather, even vinyl and of course metal.

Some muzzles, for the brachycephalic breeds (flat faced breeds, such as the pug or the boxer) can get mesh-faced muzzles too. This allows the dogs owner to feel secure with their dog around others, whether that’s at a vets or whilst they’re training their dog through reactivity.

Why Do Dogs Wear A Muzzle?

Dogs wear muzzles for all sorts of reasons, but most of them are for the dogs own protection. Whether that’s protection from making a mistake such as nipping the vet in fear, or from eating something toxic that they find on the street. There are lots of reasons that a responsible dog parent or guardian.

How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogsThis gorgeous muzzle from Ray Allen is a little large on the length dimension for Indie – however, do you see how much space he has within that muzzle? I know for a fact that this muzzle doesn’t impede his ability to do any of the below! Which is great.

When To Use A Muzzle

✅ Reactivity
✅ Scavenging
✅ Legal reasons
✅ Safeguard in stressful situations, such as vet visits

When Not To Use A Muzzle

6 Ways To See If Your Dogs Muzzle Fits Correctly

Remember, different places construct muzzles for different reasons, for example, an agitation muzzle might fit a lot tighter. As will an emergency muzzle – but a ‘normal’ muzzle, one that is used for training and everyday wear, is something that must be properly fitted. This is how to achieve that with some super cute pictures to help you decide!

How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogs

Can You Fit Two fingers Beneath The Muzzle?

Being able to fit two fingers between your dogs chin and their muzzle means that there should be adequate space for them to open and close their mouth and that the muzzle isn’t too tight. A dogs jaw pivots from way back in their cheek, so this will allow you to ensure it’s about right in terms of fit!

Can They Hold A Tennis Ball In Their Mouth While Wearing A Muzzle?

This is a pretty rudimentary thing, and not a measurement that holds any real value (per se) as it’s not an exercise they’ll ever have to do. But it is indicative that your dog has enough to room to find the muzzle comfortable

How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogs

Can They Pant?

Heat is something that we can’t control in a lot of environments, and given that our dogs have limited ways of getting rid of heat and cooling down, it’s really important that we do not limit their ability to pant, and to get rid of that heat when necessary.

This ability means that your dog will be comfortable and happy in this for a longer period of time than alternatives.

Can They Take Treats?

If training is to occur, (given that toys are not something we can use as a reward when your dog is wearing a muzzle) then we must be able to provide treats through the muzzle to create reward and to craft positive associations with things (incredibly important if your dog is reactive!)

How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogs

How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogs

Can They Drink?

Similarly to the ability to pant, our dogs need to be able to drink whilst wearing a muzzle, it means that they can wear the muzzle for longer and that we are not creating a limited resource. Water not only allows for hydration (obviously!) but helps them balance their warmth too and helps prevent over heating.

Can They Vomit?

This one is often the single most underestimated in terms of importance.

A muzzle that doesn’t allow your dog to vomit, is a muzzle that can kill your dog.
It’s not a case of ‘oh that’s so unlikely’ it’s a case of ‘just in case’ because I don’t want to run the risk that my reflexes will definitely be fast enough to get to my dog before they actually choke on their own vomit – do you?

How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogs

Muzzles Are A Good Thing

Remember that muzzling your dog is never a bad thing, a muzzled dog isn’t a sign of a bad dog, it’s the sign of a responsible owner.

Remember, sometimes different companies dit their muzzles in a different way. You’re always allowed to send things back and say they don’t fit as you need them to.

If you need more help with your dogs equipment, then make sure to head to our Gear section! Where you can find loads of product reviews and valuable information about all sorts of dog gear.

How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogs

Author, Ali Smith

Ali Smith is the Positive Puppy Expert, dog trainer and is the founder of Rebarkable. She is passionate about helping puppy parents get things right, right from the start. To help create a puppy capable of being a confident and adaptable family member and keep puppies out of shelters.

Ali has won multiple awards for her dog training, and has had her blog (this blog!) rated as 2021’s worlds’ best pet blog!

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Muzzles are a seriously undervalued tool in the arsenal of your dogs equipment.

So often though, I see muzzles that might be problematic. I see muzzles that don’t fit that well, or may be inappropriate for the breed, or even unsafe.

So I wanted to get a nice, deep dive into how a muzzle should fit on a dog. Because goodness only knows it’s not a thing your dog will naturally desire to wear – but it’s incredibly useful for those slightly less than certain situations where you just want a little backup security.

What Is A Muzzle?

A muzzle is a device that extends around your dogs nose and mouth, rendering them unable to use their mouth inappropriately. Often they’re made of durable materials, hard plastic, biothane, leather, even vinyl and of course metal.

Some muzzles, for the brachycephalic breeds (flat faced breeds, such as the pug or the boxer) can get mesh-faced muzzles too. This allows the dogs owner to feel secure with their dog around others, whether that’s at a vets or whilst they’re training their dog through reactivity.

Why Do Dogs Wear A Muzzle?

Dogs wear muzzles for all sorts of reasons, but most of them are for the dogs own protection. Whether that’s protection from making a mistake such as nipping the vet in fear, or from eating something toxic that they find on the street. There are lots of reasons that a responsible dog parent or guardian.

When To Use A Muzzle

✅ Reactivity
✅ Scavenging
✅ Legal reasons
✅ Safeguard in stressful situations, such as vet visits

When Not To Use A Muzzle

6 Ways To See If Your Dogs Muzzle Fits Correctly

Remember, different places construct muzzles for different reasons, for example, an agitation muzzle might fit a lot tighter. As will an emergency muzzle – but a ‘normal’ muzzle, one that is used for training and everyday wear, is something that must be properly fitted. This is how to achieve that with some super cute pictures to help you decide!

Can You Fit Two fingers Beneath The Muzzle?

Being able to fit two fingers between your dogs chin and their muzzle means that there should be adequate space for them to open and close their mouth and that the muzzle isn’t too tight. A dogs jaw pivots from way back in their cheek, so this will allow you to ensure it’s about right in terms of fit!

Can They Hold A Tennis Ball In Their Mouth While Wearing A Muzzle?

This is a pretty rudimentary thing, and not a measurement that holds any real value (per se) as it’s not an exercise they’ll ever have to do. But it is indicative that your dog has enough to room to find the muzzle comfortable

Can They Pant?

Heat is something that we can’t control in a lot of environments, and given that our dogs have limited ways of getting rid of heat and cooling down, it’s really important that we do not limit their ability to pant, and to get rid of that heat when necessary.

This ability means that your dog will be comfortable and happy in this for a longer period of time than alternatives.

Can They Take Treats?

If training is to occur, (given that toys are not something we can use as a reward when your dog is wearing a muzzle) then we must be able to provide treats through the muzzle to create reward and to craft positive associations with things (incredibly important if your dog is reactive!)

Can They Drink?

Similarly to the ability to pant, our dogs need to be able to drink whilst wearing a muzzle, it means that they can wear the muzzle for longer and that we are not creating a limited resource. Water not only allows for hydration (obviously!) but helps them balance their warmth too and helps prevent over heating.

Can They Vomit?

This one is often the single most underestimated in terms of importance.

A muzzle that doesn’t allow your dog to vomit, is a muzzle that can kill your dog.
It’s not a case of ‘oh that’s so unlikely’ it’s a case of ‘just in case’ because I don’t want to run the risk that my reflexes will definitely be fast enough to get to my dog before they actually choke on their own vomit – do you?

Muzzles Are A Good Thing

Remember that muzzling your dog is never a bad thing, a muzzled dog isn’t a sign of a bad dog, it’s the sign of a responsible owner.

Remember, sometimes different companies dit their muzzles in a different way. You’re always allowed to send things back and say they don’t fit as you need them to.

If you need more help with your dogs equipment, then make sure to head to our Gear section! Where you can find loads of product reviews and valuable information about all sorts of dog gear.

Author, Ali Smith

Ali Smith is the Positive Puppy Expert, dog trainer and is the founder of Rebarkable. She is passionate about helping puppy parents get things right, right from the start. To help create a puppy capable of being a confident and adaptable family member and keep puppies out of shelters.

Ali has won multiple awards for her dog training, and has had her blog (this blog!) rated as 2021’s worlds’ best pet blog!

Related Articles

Neutering Your Dog: Everything You Need To Know

Spaying Your Dog: Everything You Need To Know

Muzzles are a seriously undervalued tool in the arsenal of your dogs equipment.

So often though, I see muzzles that might be problematic. I see muzzles that don’t fit that well, or may be inappropriate for the breed, or even unsafe.

So I wanted to get a nice, deep dive into how a muzzle should fit on a dog. Because goodness only knows it’s not a thing your dog will naturally desire to wear – but it’s incredibly useful for those slightly less than certain situations where you just want a little backup security.

What Is A Muzzle?

A muzzle is a device that extends around your dogs nose and mouth, rendering them unable to use their mouth inappropriately. Often they’re made of durable materials, hard plastic, biothane, leather, even vinyl and of course metal.

Some muzzles, for the brachycephalic breeds (flat faced breeds, such as the pug or the boxer) can get mesh-faced muzzles too. This allows the dogs owner to feel secure with their dog around others, whether that’s at a vets or whilst they’re training their dog through reactivity.

Why Do Dogs Wear A Muzzle?

Dogs wear muzzles for all sorts of reasons, but most of them are for the dogs own protection. Whether that’s protection from making a mistake such as nipping the vet in fear, or from eating something toxic that they find on the street. There are lots of reasons that a responsible dog parent or guardian.

When To Use A Muzzle

✅ Reactivity
✅ Scavenging
✅ Legal reasons
✅ Safeguard in stressful situations, such as vet visits

When Not To Use A Muzzle

6 Ways To See If Your Dogs Muzzle Fits Correctly

Remember, different places construct muzzles for different reasons, for example, an agitation muzzle might fit a lot tighter. As will an emergency muzzle – but a ‘normal’ muzzle, one that is used for training and everyday wear, is something that must be properly fitted. This is how to achieve that with some super cute pictures to help you decide!

Can You Fit Two fingers Beneath The Muzzle?

Being able to fit two fingers between your dogs chin and their muzzle means that there should be adequate space for them to open and close their mouth and that the muzzle isn’t too tight. A dogs jaw pivots from way back in their cheek, so this will allow you to ensure it’s about right in terms of fit!

Can They Hold A Tennis Ball In Their Mouth While Wearing A Muzzle?

This is a pretty rudimentary thing, and not a measurement that holds any real value (per se) as it’s not an exercise they’ll ever have to do. But it is indicative that your dog has enough to room to find the muzzle comfortable

Can They Pant?

Heat is something that we can’t control in a lot of environments, and given that our dogs have limited ways of getting rid of heat and cooling down, it’s really important that we do not limit their ability to pant, and to get rid of that heat when necessary.

This ability means that your dog will be comfortable and happy in this for a longer period of time than alternatives.

Can They Take Treats?

If training is to occur, (given that toys are not something we can use as a reward when your dog is wearing a muzzle) then we must be able to provide treats through the muzzle to create reward and to craft positive associations with things (incredibly important if your dog is reactive!)

Can They Drink?

Similarly to the ability to pant, our dogs need to be able to drink whilst wearing a muzzle, it means that they can wear the muzzle for longer and that we are not creating a limited resource. Water not only allows for hydration (obviously!) but helps them balance their warmth too and helps prevent over heating.

Can They Vomit?

This one is often the single most underestimated in terms of importance.

A muzzle that doesn’t allow your dog to vomit, is a muzzle that can kill your dog.
It’s not a case of ‘oh that’s so unlikely’ it’s a case of ‘just in case’ because I don’t want to run the risk that my reflexes will definitely be fast enough to get to my dog before they actually choke on their own vomit – do you?

Muzzles Are A Good Thing

Remember that muzzling your dog is never a bad thing, a muzzled dog isn’t a sign of a bad dog, it’s the sign of a responsible owner.

Remember, sometimes different companies dit their muzzles in a different way. You’re always allowed to send things back and say they don’t fit as you need them to.

If you need more help with your dogs equipment, then make sure to head to our Gear section! Where you can find loads of product reviews and valuable information about all sorts of dog gear.

Author, Ali Smith

Ali Smith is the Positive Puppy Expert, dog trainer and is the founder of Rebarkable. She is passionate about helping puppy parents get things right, right from the start. To help create a puppy capable of being a confident and adaptable family member and keep puppies out of shelters.

Ali has won multiple awards for her dog training, and has had her blog (this blog!) rated as 2021’s worlds’ best pet blog!

Written by: Marion Kay

February 14, 2022

How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogs

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The use of a dog muzzle has come to be overwhelmingly associated with restraining an aggressive dog. However, a dog muzzle can be a handy tool to have on hand in plenty of situations, such as a trip to the vet or during a grooming session.

This is equally true for a dog that isn’t usually aggressive as it is if your dog regularly bites or snaps. However, choosing the best muzzle for your dog can be a difficult undertaking, especially if this is new territory for you. We’ve put together a few things to help you make the best muzzle decision for your pet.

Contents

  • Types of Muzzles
  • How To Size a Dog Muzzle
  • 5 Best Dog Muzzle Recommendations
    • 1.Baskerville Ultra Dog Muzzle: Popular Choice
    • 2.Weebo Pets Breathable Nylon Cloth Safety Muzzle: Budget option
    • 3.Adjustable Breathable Mesh Bulldog Muzzle: Best for bulldogs and similar breeds
    • 4.Mayerzon Dog Muzzle: Affordable, easy to use option
    • 5.GoodBoy Gentle Muzzle Guard: More Gentle option
  • In Conclusion

Types of Muzzles

There are two main types of dog muzzle for small dogs: the basket muzzle and the soft muzzle. The first of these is, as the name may suggest, essentially a basket strapped to your dog’s snout. A basket muzzle can be either made specifically to fit your dog or purchased ready-made at a store.

These muzzles for small dogs are made from a range of materials, including plastic, wire, rubber, and leather. Although the basket muzzle might look terrible—even cruel—it’s truthfully the most comfortable muzzle option from the dog’s perspective since the design of a basket muzzle allows dogs to open their mouths enough to drink, eat, and pant. All of these actions not only aid in the dog’s comfort but help make the muzzle safer.

The soft muzzle, on the other hand, is designed to wrap around your dog’s mouth, thereby preventing the dog from opening its mouth. A dog that is wearing a soft dog muzzle is, thus, unable to drink, eat, or pant. Since panting for a dog is equivalent to human sweating, it’s dangerous for a dog to wear a soft muzzle that doesn’t allow the dog to open its mouth for long periods of time.

You should never put a soft muzzle on a dog during hot weather. This type of muzzle for small dogs is generally made from either a fabric (like nylon or mesh) or leather.

How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogs

How To Size a Dog Muzzle

One of the most critical parts of the selection process for a small muzzle is to ensure that you choose a muzzle that fits your dog well. This means that it’s essential for you to measure your dog to determine the correct size. To get an accurate set of measurements, you’ll need to measure the following in inches:

  • The distance between the tip of your dog’s nose and eye.
  • The circumference around the dog’s nose, which is measured one inch under the eye.
  • The circumference around the neck, immediately behind the ears.
  • The height of the snout when the mouth is partly open.
  • The distance between the eye line and behind the ears.
  • The width of the snout at the broadest point.

Once you have your measurements for circumference, you’ll need to add between one-fourth and half of an inch in length to your measurements to ensure the muzzle will fit properly.

However, you should be aware that this only applies to a small dog. A larger dog would require between half an inch and one inch added. As an additional point to keep in mind, dogs with short noses may require a special mesh muzzle.

How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogsTypically when a dog owner first researches whether medication could be used for aggression, they learn there are a number of medications that could be used. Which medication is best?

Which medication(s) your dog will best respond to depends on the diagnosis, because aggression is only a symptom of an underlying problem, not a diagnosis in and of itself. In determining which medication should be used for dog aggression, a veterinary behaviorist will consider a number of factors related to your dog including:

  • The problems and symptoms presented (this may include more than one type of aggression and more than just aggression)
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Health issues
  • Complicating factors in the dog’s environment (such as young children present, etc.)
  • Specific behavior indications

Dogs needs to be carefully monitored and sometimes the dose will need to be changed or the medication changed altogether.In some cases more than one medication may be prescribed. In some cases if your dog does not have a physiological need for medication, medications will not work. Medications such as Benzodiazepines that cause your dog to be sedated should not be used to treat dog aggression.

Medications commonly used to treat dog aggression and other behavior problems

According to Clinical Behavioural Medicine for Small Animals by Dr. Karen Overall, the following drugs may be prescribed for these behavior issues. Each drug works slightly differently.

Fluoxetine (Known as Prozac® in human form, Reconcile® for dogs)

  • Owner directed aggression (has more success with this kind of aggression than fear aggression)
  • Fear aggression
  • Inter-dog aggression
  • Separation anxiety
  • Obsessive-compulsive behaviours
  • Owner directed aggression
  • Separation anxiety
  • Owner directed aggression
  • Fear aggression
  • Separation anxiety

Clomipramine (Anafranil®, Clomicalm®) – more used for anxiety and compulsive disorders

  • Fear aggression
  • Separation anxiety
  • Noise phobias
  • Obsessive-compulsive behaviours
  • Fear aggression
  • Separation anxiety
  • Noise phobias
  • Obsessive-compulsive behaviours
  • Fear aggression
  • General Anxiety
  • social directed regression
  • sociopathies
  • impulsive aggression
  • hallucinatory type signs

How quickly will medications work?

Medication only helps aggression in those dogs who show signs that having unusual levels of neurotransmitters in their brain. For example, dogs who have had negative experiences during socialization or poor socialization may be physically normal. For those dogs that show symptoms of unusual level of neurotransmitters, medication is still not a quick fix.

The medications typically take 1 to 4 weeks before you see an effect, and may need up to two months for the full impact in dogs that indicate that they need them. In general behavior medication needs to be prescribed for a minimum of 6 months depending on the situation. Medication on it’s own usually does not have much of an impact on reducing aggression without behavior modification.

The medications often need to be “ramped” up or down when starting and finishing the medication. This means they will start on a small dose and slowly start to increase the amount over time that the dog takes, or when coming off the medication, reduce the dose or the frequency it’s taken.

Are there side effects?

Side effects vary and do not effect every dog. They are more likely during the ramping on and off phases. Common side effects may include a loss of appetite or lethargy for example, but in many cases these side effects will disappear after a few weeks as the dog gets used to the medication. Consult with your vet if you notice anything.

Although it is not common, paradoxically, some dogs may become more aggressive if the fear or anxiety was actually preventing them from acting more aggressively. In most cases reducing anxiety usually results in a calmer dog. It is an important reason to address the learning and habits of aggression your dog has developed through behavior modification.

Some medications are contraindicated (not recommended) with certain conditions, such as a history of seizures, blood disorders, cardiac issues or diabetes. Your vet will need to take your dog’s health history into account to determine which medication is safest.

The cute Chihuahua can be only of the world’s tiniest breeds. Such charming pups don’t lack in the area of personality. Chihuahuas are little, sensitive dogs with a disposition that is quite similar to that of a terrier. They make excellent companions. Chihuahuas are tiny dogs that reach full maturity weighing 6 pounds. Standing no more than five to eight inches tall. Chihuahuas have a life ranges of 14 to 16 years, depending on the breed. Selecting the best muzzle for your pet will make your life as a dog owner easier.

Originally from pre-Columbian times, these pocket-sized pups are the national emblem of Mexico, may trace their roots back to that period. Their rounded heads and big eyes distinguish Chihuahuas, and their coats are available in various colors and patterns. Chihuahuas have a variety of coat lengths, with some having long coats and others having short hair.

The Chihuahua is a devoted companion who has the natural charm and the energy of a much bigger animal. These dogs are perfect if you live in a large city and have little room. They like nothing more than bending on their owner’s lap when they’re not playing with you. Chihuahuas are prone to getting overweight; therefore, it is essential to keep track of what and how much food they are consuming at all times.

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Chihuahua muzzles are available in a variety of styles.

However, not all muzzles are suitable for all dog breeds, although there are many options available. It doesn’t matter if your Chihuahua gets anxious around other dogs and children. If you want to keep them under control during your next vet appointment. Selecting the best muzzle for your pet will make your life as a dog owner easier and avoid any unwanted biting or nipping incidents.

🦴 Muzzles in a basket

Basket muzzles are among the best common muzzle styles for a wide variety of breeds. For a good purpose: they offer excellent ventilation. These multi-purpose muzzles are ideal for both shorter and longer outings with your dog. They can accompany you on anything from dog shows to grooming appointments to adventures at the dog park with new canine companions.

Basket muzzles are available in various materials, including leather, wire, and a combination of the two. They are safe to use for an extended time since the slats allow your Chihuahua to eat, drink, and pant comfortably.

🦴 Muzzles with Mesh Patterns

You may want to examine buying a mesh muzzle for temporary circumstances. Such as taking your Chihuahua outdoors for a short time or bringing your Chihuahua to the veterinarian. It should not recommend wearing a mesh muzzle for more prolonged periods. Since they do not provide the same flexibility of movement as basket muzzles.

Your Chihuahua may be unable to drink or pant while wearing a muzzle. Depending on the product, which is why you should only use mesh models in the short term.

On the other hand, Mesh muzzles are convenient for temporary usage since they are lightweight, simple to carry, and pleasant for your pet to wear. Because of the nylon/mesh construction, they provide enough ventilation while without irritating your pet’s nose.

🦴 Muzzles with a softer feel

A soft muzzle is often the preferred muzzle of professional dog trainers. Since they provide the same degree of comfort as a mesh muzzle while still enabling your Chihuahua to pant as they would when wearing a basket muzzle. Dogs that are very lively or aggressive may be able to bite through the sides of these muzzles. Thus they are best suited to calmer, more even-tempered canines. Whenever you need to confine your Chihuahua for a fair amount of time, a soft muzzle is a dependable option.

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How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogs

Muzzles are a significantly undervalued device within the arsenal of your canine gear.

So typically although, I see muzzles that is likely to be problematic. I see muzzles that don’t match that nicely, or could also be inappropriate for the breed, and even unsafe.

So I needed to get a pleasant, deep dive into how a muzzle ought to match on a canine. As a result of goodness solely is aware of it’s not a factor your canine will naturally want to put on – but it surely’s extremely helpful for these barely lower than sure conditions the place you simply need a little bit backup safety.

What Is A Muzzle?

A muzzle is a tool that extends round your canine nostril and mouth, rendering them unable to make use of their mouth inappropriately. Typically they’re fabricated from sturdy supplies, exhausting plastic, biothane, leather-based, even vinyl and naturally metallic.

Some muzzles, for the brachycephalic breeds (flat confronted breeds, such because the pug or the boxer) can get mesh-faced muzzles too. This permits the canine proprietor to really feel safe with their canine round others, whether or not that’s at a vets or while they’re coaching their canine via reactivity.

Why Do Canines Put on A Muzzle?

Canines put on muzzles for all types of causes, however most of them are for the canine personal safety. Whether or not that’s safety from making a mistake reminiscent of nipping the vet in concern, or from consuming one thing poisonous that they discover on the road. There are many causes accountable canine mum or dad or guardian.

How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogsThis attractive muzzle from Ray Allen is a little bit massive on the size dimension for Indie – nevertheless, do you see how a lot area he has inside that muzzle? I do know for a undeniable fact that this muzzle doesn’t impede his skill to do any of the beneath! Which is nice.

When To Use A Muzzle

✅ Reactivity
✅ Scavenging
✅ Authorized causes
✅ Safeguard in annoying conditions, reminiscent of vet visits

When Not To Use A Muzzle

6 Methods To See If Your Canines Muzzle Matches Accurately

Bear in mind, totally different locations assemble muzzles for various causes, for instance, an agitation muzzle would possibly match loads tighter. As will an emergency muzzle – however a ‘regular’ muzzle, one that’s used for coaching and on a regular basis put on, is one thing that have to be correctly fitted. That is easy methods to obtain that with some tremendous cute footage that can assist you resolve!

How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogs

Can You Match Two fingers Beneath The Muzzle?

Having the ability to match two fingers between your canine chin and their muzzle signifies that there ought to be satisfactory area for them to open and shut their mouth and that the muzzle isn’t too tight. A canine jaw pivots from manner again of their cheek, so it will will let you guarantee it’s about proper when it comes to match!

Can They Maintain A Tennis Ball In Their Mouth Whereas Sporting A Muzzle?

This can be a fairly rudimentary factor, and never a measurement that holds any actual worth (per se) because it’s not an train they’ll ever must do. However it’s indicative that your canine has sufficient to room to seek out the muzzle comfy

How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogs

Can They Pant?

Warmth is one thing that we will’t management in lots of environments, and provided that our canine have restricted methods of eliminating warmth and cooling down, it’s actually vital that we don’t restrict their skill to pant, and to do away with that warmth when needed.

This skill signifies that your canine shall be comfy and glad on this for an extended time period than options.

Can They Take Treats?

If coaching is to happen, (provided that toys will not be one thing we will use as a reward when your canine is carrying a muzzle) then we should be capable to present treats via the muzzle to create reward and to craft optimistic associations with issues (extremely vital in case your canine is reactive!)

How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogs

How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogs

Can They Drink?

Equally to the flexibility to pant, our canine want to have the ability to drink while carrying a muzzle, it signifies that they will put on the muzzle for longer and that we aren’t making a restricted useful resource. Water not solely permits for hydration (clearly!) however helps them stability their heat too and helps stop over heating.

Can They Vomit?

This one is usually the only most underestimated when it comes to significance.

A muzzle that doesn’t enable your canine to vomit, is a muzzle that may kill your canine.
It’s not a case of ‘oh that’s so unlikely’ it’s a case of ‘simply in case’ as a result of I don’t need to run the chance that my reflexes will undoubtedly be quick sufficient to get to my canine earlier than they really choke on their very own vomit – do you?

How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogs

Muzzles Are A Good Factor

Keep in mind that muzzling your canine is by no means a nasty factor, a muzzled canine isn’t an indication of a nasty canine, it’s the signal of a accountable proprietor.

Bear in mind, generally totally different firms dit their muzzles differently. You’re at all times allowed to ship issues again and say they don’t match as you want them to.

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All puppies nip or bite at your hands, fingers, toes, feet, and ankles.

But there’s one big reason that you should not allow this behavior anymore.

Here’s how (and why) to stop a puppy from nipping and biting…

Why Do Puppies Bite?

All puppies nip and bite. It’s usually not so much of a behavior problem as it is a natural, normal part of growing up.

Puppies bite and nip at people for these reasons:

  • As a way to play with other dogs and people.
  • As a way to establish dominance around other dogs and people.
  • As a way to make their gums feel better when they’re teething.

When puppy nipping and biting continues, it’s a dog’s way of attempting to “feel you out” in the moment and determine how much they can get away with (…aka how much of a boss dog they are).

The #1 Reason To Stop Puppy Biting

While all puppies nibble and bite on your hands, your ankles, and everything else they can get their mouth on… you should not allow your puppy to nip and bite you (or other people) for this one reason:

Puppy biting says, “I’m more dominant than you!”

Nipping and biting at a person’s hand is the dog’s way of testing their dominance in the pack. (Yes, you are part of your puppy’s “pack” now.)

Since there should never be any question that YOU are the Alpha dog in your household, from this day forward you must never allow your puppy to nibble or bite at your hands or feet after you’ve told them NO.

How To Stop A Puppy From Biting And Nipping

To stop your puppy from nipping or biting, do this:

  1. Use your thumb and forefinger to roll the puppy’s top lips under his teeth — so that he bites down on them.
  2. The puppy will whimper after he’s bit his lip.
  3. At the same time, boldy say “NO!”

The trick is consistency. From now on, you should never let your puppy nip at you or other people. It won’t take long before your puppy gets the message. (This is called Bite Inhibition Training.)

Stop your puppy from nipping by covering your hand with peanut butter and letting it lick it off. This trains it to associate licking with the hand, not nipping. Never hit the dog’s nose or mouth.

When Do Puppies Stop Biting?

Puppies stop biting and nipping after they’ve lost all their baby teeth and have their full set of adult teeth — which is around 6 or 7 months of age.

Puppies start teething (chewing and gnawing more) to soothe their sore gums while their adult teeth are coming in.

Here’s what you need to know about puppy teeth:

  • Puppies have 28 temporary teeth (or puppy teeth).
  • A dog’s puppy teeth start coming in between 3 and 4 weeks of age.
  • A dog’s puppy teeth fall out between 14 and 30 weeks of age.
  • A dog’s adult teeth are fully in place by 6 or 7 months of age.
  • Adult dogs have 42 permanent adult teeth.

Rest assured, as long as you’re patient and continue to give your dog consistent reminders every time your puppy keeps biting or nipping at you… they will, indeed, eventually outgrow this annoying behavior.

Once they’re done teething and have lost all of their puppy teeth, your dog won’t have the same urge to nip and bite all the time. And by this time, your pup should understand your training cues that say the nipping and biting behavior isn’t acceptable.

The Bottom Line

Although your puppy will grow out of the nipping and biting phase by the time they reach 7 or 8 months old, it doesn’t happen naturally.

It takes patience and a LOT of Bite Inhibition Training!

The earlier you start this training, the better. It’s one of the very first behaviors that you should focus on when training your new puppy. (That and housebreaking.)

Here are a few more tips to stop puppy biting & nipping:

  • How To Stop A Puppy From Nipping & Biting: My Own Experience
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  • How To Stop Any Bad Dog Behavior: Proven Tips & Tricks
  • A Dog Trainer Shows You How To Stop A Puppy From Biting
  • Homemade Brain Games To Mentally Stimulate Your Dog

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Cume aduprà una museruola per correggerà u nipping in i cani – Società

Cuntenutu

  • Passi
  • Parte 1 Introduzione di un musu
  • Parte 2 Utilizendu u musu cum’è prutezzione

Aduprà un musu pò impedisce à u vostru cucciolo di coglie l’alimentu da a terra, si muzzicà quandu anu allergii, o muzzicà l’altri. A maiò parte di l’esperti in u cumpurtamentu di l’animali ricumandenu di utilizà u musu per a prutezzione mentre u cane aprende à trattà cù stimuli, micca aduprà cum’è punizioni.

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Parte 1 Introduzione di un musu

Truvate un musu chì currisponde à e misure di u vostru cane. A maiò parte di i muschi sò etichettati cù dui à quattru misure. A prima misurazione hè a circunferenza intornu à a bocca di u cane. U sicondu numeru hè a lunghezza da a punta di u nasu à u spinu di a testa. Certi muzzelli misuranu ancu a lunghezza da a punta di u nasu à u puntu trà l’ochji di u cane, o da u puntu trà l’ochji di u cane à u spinu di u craniu.

Decide nantu à un tipu di museru. Ci hè dui tippi di designu di museru:

  • Certi muzzelli permettenu ancu à u cane di beie acqua è pantalone. Questi ùn ponu micca impediscenu tutti i nips, ma anu da riduce assai u periculu.
  • Certi muzzetti mantenenu a bocca di u cane chjusa cumpletamente. Questi ùn deve esse usatu per più di uni pochi di minuti. S’ellu hè lasciatu più longu, u cane puderia panicu o surriscaldatu per una incapacità di pantà.

Pruvate l’adattazione di u musu. Leghjite l’istruzzioni per u musu è assicuratevi di sapè cumu si mette bè. Assicuratevi chì u musu s’adatta abbastanza per chì u vostru cane pò ancu apre a bocca per annunziate. Ci deve esse trè cinturini nantu à u musu per assicurà chì ùn pò micca esse cacciatu. U musu deve copre almenu 50-70% di a bocca di u cane.

  • Se l’ochji di u cane sò cuparti in ogni modu, u musu ùn hè micca a talla curretta o hè nantu à a testa, chì hè un sbagliu faciule per fà.
  • Chì u cane prova di caccià u musu strofinendu u musu in terra o cù e so zampe per caccià u musu. Se riesce, pruvate una dimensione diversa.

Pone i dolci à u fondu di u musu vicinu à u musu. Lasciate chì u vostru cane manghja fora di u musu. In questu modu, si pò principià a cunfortu cun ellu. Alimentate u vostru cucciolo i so pranzi cusì per uni pochi di ghjorni.

Presente u musu à u vostru cane senza manghjà in u fondu. U vostru cane si move in u musu in anticipazione di manghjà. Quandu facenu cusì, dà un trattatu attraversu u fronte di u musu. Ritirate u musu, poi ripetite.

  • Fate questu per uni pochi ghjorni, ancu.

Attach the straps quandu u vostru cane hè còmode. Quandu u vostru ghjacaru si move cù entusiasmu in u musu per sè stessu, aghjunghje i cinturini, dà u cane tratta, è poi pigliate u musu. Dà à u vostru cane uni pochi di ghjorni per abituà ancu à questu passu.

Aduprate u cane à u musu. Andate per una corta caminata, lasciate chì u cane si mette in casa per uni pochi di minuti, o praticate a furmazione di ubbidienza cù u musu. Aduprate u cane à u musu, o pò esse panicu è diventà più aggressivu quandu pruvate d’utilizà in una situazione urgente.

  • Ogni volta chì mette u musu, lasciate per un pocu più longu mentre u vostru cane s’acclimata à portà.

Parte 2 Utilizendu u musu cum’è prutezzione

Aduprate un musu cum’è l’ultimu risorsu. Se u vostru ghjacaru deve esse in una situazione induve anu prima muzzicatu, ùn ponu micca ferite à nimu s’ellu sò musullati. Identificà e situazioni risicate chì anu causatu u vostru ghjacaru à nip in u passatu è preemptively muzzle u vostru cane ogni volta chì hè per affruntà queste situazioni si sò inevitabbili.

  • Hè megliu per evità situazioni in cui u vostru animali hè incunificatu mentre travaglia cù un furmatore qualificatu per aiutà à sentenu sicuru.
  • Se u vostru ghjacaru cuntinueghja nipping, pudete avè bisognu di vede un cumpurtamentu veterinariu per aiutà à curregà.

Attenti à i segni d’avvertimentu. Se cunnosci i signali d’avvertimentu di u vostru cane prima ch’ellu sguassate, sguassate u vostru cucciolo da a situazione. I segni di stress includenu una sopracciglia aggrottata, evitendu u cuntattu visuale, alluntanassi, linguaggio corpu rigidu, denti esposti, chjappi alzati è ringhi.

  • Sè avete bisognu di muzzà u vostru cane, hè megliu fà prima di andà in a situazione chì puderia fà sentenu stressati, mentre ch’elli sò sempre calmi.

Fate chì u vostru ghjacaru porti u musu spessu per esse cunfortu in questu. Portà un musu deve esse divertente per u vostru cane cum’è qualsiasi altru truccu chì li insegni. Dumandate à u vostru cane per mette u so musu quant’è li dumandate di dà a so zampa o di vultà. Questu deve esse divertente è mantene l’associazione positiva.

કૂતરાઓમાં નિપિંગને ઠીક કરવા માટે મઝલનો ઉપયોગ કેવી રીતે કરવો – સમાજ

સામગ્રી

  • પગલાં
  • ભાગ 1 મઝલનો પરિચય
  • ભાગ 2 રક્ષણ તરીકે તોપનો ઉપયોગ કરવો

થૂથનો ઉપયોગ કરવાથી તમારા બચ્ચાને જમીનમાંથી ખોરાક ઉપાડવાથી, જ્યારે તેમને એલર્જી હોય ત્યારે પોતાને કરડવાથી અથવા અન્યને કરડવાથી રોકી શકાય છે. મોટાભાગના પ્રાણી વર્તન નિષ્ણાતો રક્ષણ માટે તોપનો ઉપયોગ કરવાની ભલામણ કરે છે જ્યારે કૂતરો ઉત્તેજનાનો સામનો કરવાનું શીખે છે, તેનો ઉપયોગ સજા તરીકે ન કરે.

ભાગ 1 મઝલનો પરિચય

તમારા કૂતરાનાં માપ સાથે મેળ ખાતી થૂથ શોધો. મોટા ભાગના મઝલને બે થી ચાર માપ સાથે લેબલ કરવામાં આવે છે. પ્રથમ માપ એ કૂતરાના મોંની આસપાસનો પરિઘ છે. બીજો નંબર નાકની ટોચથી માથાના પાછળના ભાગ સુધીની લંબાઈ છે. કેટલાક મઝલ્સ નાકની ટોચથી કૂતરાની આંખો વચ્ચેના બિંદુ સુધી અથવા કૂતરાની આંખો વચ્ચેના બિંદુથી ખોપરીના પાછળના ભાગ સુધીની લંબાઈને પણ માપે છે.

થૂથનો એક પ્રકાર નક્કી કરો. મઝલ ડિઝાઇનના બે પ્રકાર છે:

  • કેટલાક મઝલ્સ હજુ પણ કૂતરાને પાણી પીવા અને હાંફવા દે છે. આ તમામ નિપ્સને અટકાવી શકશે નહીં, પરંતુ તેઓએ જોખમને મોટા પ્રમાણમાં ઘટાડવું જોઈએ.
  • કેટલાક મઝલ્સ કૂતરાના મોંને સંપૂર્ણપણે બંધ રાખે છે. આનો ઉપયોગ થોડી મિનિટોથી વધુ ન થવો જોઈએ. જો લાંબા સમય સુધી છોડવામાં આવે તો, હાંફવાની અસમર્થતાને કારણે કૂતરો ગભરાઈ શકે છે અથવા વધુ ગરમ થઈ શકે છે.

મઝલના ફિટનું પરીક્ષણ કરો. મઝલ માટેની સૂચનાઓ વાંચો અને ખાતરી કરો કે તમે તેને યોગ્ય રીતે કેવી રીતે મૂકવું તે જાણો છો. ખાતરી કરો કે થૂથ એટલી ઢીલી રીતે બંધબેસે છે કે તમારો કૂતરો હજી પણ હાંફવા માટે મોં ખોલી શકે છે. તેને સુરક્ષિત રાખવા માટે થૂથ પર ત્રણ પટ્ટા હોવા જોઈએ જેથી તેને ઉતારી ન શકાય. મોં કૂતરાના મોંના ઓછામાં ઓછા 50-70% આવરી લેવું જોઈએ.

  • જો કૂતરાની આંખો કોઈપણ રીતે ઢંકાયેલી હોય, તો મઝલનું કદ યોગ્ય નથી અથવા તે ઊંધુંચત્તુ છે, જે કરવું સરળ ભૂલ છે.
  • કૂતરાને તેના થૂથને જમીન પર ઘસીને અથવા તોપને ખેંચવા માટે તેના પંજાનો ઉપયોગ કરીને થૂથને દૂર કરવાનો પ્રયાસ કરવા દો. જો તે સફળ થાય, તો અલગ કદનો પ્રયાસ કરો.

થૂંકની નજીક થૂનની નીચે ટ્રીટ મૂકો. તમારા કૂતરાને મોઢામાંથી ખાવા દો. આ રીતે, તે તેની સાથે આરામદાયક બનવાનું શરૂ કરી શકે છે. તમારા બચ્ચાને થોડા દિવસો સુધી આ રીતે ભોજન આપો.

તળિયે ખોરાક વિના તમારા કૂતરાને થૂથ આપો. તમારો કૂતરો ખાવાની અપેક્ષાએ તોપમાં જશે. જ્યારે તેઓ તે કરે છે, ત્યારે તેમને થૂથના આગળના ભાગ દ્વારા સારવાર આપો. પાછા તોપ બંધ કરો, પછી પુનરાવર્તન કરો.

  • થોડા દિવસો સુધી આમ પણ કરો.

એકવાર તમારો કૂતરો આરામદાયક હોય ત્યારે પટ્ટાઓ જોડો. જ્યારે તમારો કૂતરો ઉત્સાહપૂર્વક પોતાની મેળે તોપમાં જાય છે, ત્યારે પટ્ટાઓ જોડો, કૂતરાને ટ્રીટ આપો અને પછી તોપ ઉતારો. તમારા કૂતરાને પણ આ પગલાની આદત પાડવા માટે થોડા દિવસો આપો.

કૂતરાને મઝલની આદત પાડો. થોડી વાર ચાલવા જાઓ, થોડીવાર માટે કૂતરાને ઘરની આસપાસ પહેરવા દો, અથવા તોપ ચાલુ રાખીને આજ્ઞાપાલન તાલીમનો અભ્યાસ કરો. કૂતરાને મઝલની આદત પાડો, અથવા જ્યારે તમે તાત્કાલિક પરિસ્થિતિમાં તેનો ઉપયોગ કરવાનો પ્રયાસ કરો ત્યારે તે ગભરાઈ શકે છે અને વધુ આક્રમક બની શકે છે.

  • દર વખતે જ્યારે તમે થૂંક લગાવો છો, ત્યારે તેને થોડો વધુ સમય માટે છોડી દો કારણ કે તમારો કૂતરો તેને પહેરવા માટે અનુકૂળ થઈ જાય છે.

ભાગ 2 રક્ષણ તરીકે તોપનો ઉપયોગ કરવો

છેલ્લા ઉપાય તરીકે મઝલનો ઉપયોગ કરો. જો તમારો કૂતરો એવી પરિસ્થિતિમાં હોવો જોઈએ કે જ્યાં તેણે અગાઉ કરડ્યો હોય, તો તેઓ કોઈને પણ નુકસાન પહોંચાડી શકતા નથી, જો તેઓ મુઝાયેલા હોય. જોખમી પરિસ્થિતિઓને ઓળખો કે જેના કારણે તમારા કૂતરાને ભૂતકાળમાં ચૂસવામાં આવી છે અને જ્યારે પણ તે અનિવાર્ય હોય તો તમારા કૂતરાને જ્યારે પણ આ પરિસ્થિતિઓનો સામનો કરવાનો હોય ત્યારે તેને આગોતરી રીતે મોઢું કરો.

  • લાયકાત ધરાવતા ટ્રેનર સાથે કામ કરતી વખતે તમારા પાલતુ અસ્વસ્થતા અનુભવે તેવી પરિસ્થિતિઓને ટાળવી શ્રેષ્ઠ છે જેથી તેઓને સુરક્ષિત અનુભવવામાં મદદ મળે.
  • જો તમારો કૂતરો ચૂંક મારવાનું ચાલુ રાખે છે, તો તમારે તેને સુધારવામાં મદદ કરવા માટે પશુ ચિકિત્સકની વર્તણૂકની જરૂર પડી શકે છે.

ચેતવણી ચિહ્નો માટે જુઓ. જો તમે તમારા કૂતરાને ચુસ્તી નાખે તે પહેલાં તેના ચેતવણી ચિહ્નો જાણો છો, તો તમારા બચ્ચાને પરિસ્થિતિમાંથી દૂર કરો. તાણના ચિન્હોમાં ભ્રમર, આંખનો સંપર્ક ટાળવો, દૂર જવાનું, સખત શારીરિક ભાષા, ખુલ્લા દાંત, ઉછરેલા હેકલ્સ અને ગર્જનાનો સમાવેશ થાય છે.

  • જો તમારે તમારા કૂતરાને મોઢું મારવાની જરૂર હોય, તો તમે એવી પરિસ્થિતિમાં જાઓ તે પહેલાં તે કરવું શ્રેષ્ઠ છે જે તેમને તણાવ અનુભવી શકે, જ્યારે તેઓ હજુ પણ શાંત હોય.

તમારા કૂતરાને વારંવાર થૂથ પહેરવા દો જેથી તેઓ તેમાં આરામદાયક રહે. તમારા કૂતરા માટે તોપ પહેરવી એટલો જ આનંદદાયક હોવો જોઈએ જેટલો અન્ય કોઈ યુક્તિ તમે તેમને શીખવો છો. તમારા કૂતરાને કહો કે જેટલી વાર તમે તેમને તેમનો પંજો આપવા અથવા રોલ ઓવર કરવા માટે કહો છો તેટલી વાર તેમના મોં પર મૂકવા માટે કહો. આ મનોરંજક હોવું જોઈએ અને સકારાત્મક જોડાણ જાળવી રાખશે.

നായ്ക്കളുടെ നീർക്കെട്ട് ശരിയാക്കാൻ ഒരു കഷണം എങ്ങനെ ഉപയോഗിക്കാം – സമുദായം

സന്തുഷ്ടമായ

  • പടികൾ
  • ഭാഗം 1 ഒരു മൂക്കിനെ പരിചയപ്പെടുത്തുന്നു
  • ഭാഗം 2 സംരക്ഷണമായി മൂക്ക് ഉപയോഗിക്കുന്നു

ഒരു കഷണം ഉപയോഗിക്കുന്നത് നിങ്ങളുടെ നായ്ക്കുട്ടിക്ക് നിലത്തു നിന്ന് ഭക്ഷണം എടുക്കുന്നതിൽ നിന്ന് തടയാം, അലർജിയുണ്ടാകുമ്പോൾ സ്വയം കടിക്കുക, അല്ലെങ്കിൽ മറ്റുള്ളവരെ കടിക്കുക. മിക്ക മൃഗങ്ങളുടെ പെരുമാറ്റ വിദഗ്ധരും സംരക്ഷണത്തിനായി കഷണം ഉപയോഗിക്കാൻ ശുപാർശ ചെയ്യുന്നു, അതേസമയം നായ ഉത്തേജകങ്ങളെ നേരിടാൻ പഠിക്കുന്നു, ശിക്ഷയായി ഉപയോഗിക്കരുത്.

ഭാഗം 1 ഒരു മൂക്കിനെ പരിചയപ്പെടുത്തുന്നു

നിങ്ങളുടെ നായയുടെ അളവുകളുമായി പൊരുത്തപ്പെടുന്ന ഒരു കഷണം കണ്ടെത്തുക. മിക്ക കഷണങ്ങളും രണ്ടോ നാലോ അളവുകൾ ഉപയോഗിച്ച് ലേബൽ ചെയ്തിരിക്കുന്നു. നായയുടെ വായയുടെ ചുറ്റളവാണ് ആദ്യത്തെ അളവ്. രണ്ടാമത്തെ നമ്പർ മൂക്കിന്റെ അറ്റം മുതൽ തലയുടെ പിൻഭാഗം വരെയുള്ള നീളമാണ്. ചില മൂക്കുകൾ മൂക്കിന്റെ അറ്റം മുതൽ നായയുടെ കണ്ണുകൾക്കിടയിലുള്ള പോയിന്റ് വരെയുള്ള നീളം അളക്കുന്നു, അല്ലെങ്കിൽ നായയുടെ കണ്ണുകൾക്കിടയിലുള്ള പോയിന്റ് മുതൽ തലയോട്ടിയുടെ പിൻഭാഗം വരെ.

ഒരു തരം മൂക്ക് തീരുമാനിക്കുക. രണ്ട് തരത്തിലുള്ള മൂക്ക് രൂപകൽപ്പനയുണ്ട്:

  • ചില മുഖങ്ങൾ ഇപ്പോഴും നായയെ വെള്ളം കുടിക്കാനും പാന്റ് ചെയ്യാനും അനുവദിക്കുന്നു. ഇവ എല്ലാ നിപ്പുകളും തടയില്ല, പക്ഷേ അവ അപകടസാധ്യത ഗണ്യമായി കുറയ്ക്കും.
  • ചില കഷണങ്ങൾ നായയുടെ വായ പൂർണ്ണമായും അടയ്ക്കുന്നു. ഇവ കുറച്ച് മിനിറ്റിൽ കൂടുതൽ ഉപയോഗിക്കാൻ പാടില്ല. കൂടുതൽ നേരം നിൽക്കുകയാണെങ്കിൽ, നായയ്ക്ക് പാന്റ് ചെയ്യാനുള്ള കഴിവില്ലായ്മ കാരണം പരിഭ്രാന്തരാകുകയോ അമിതമായി ചൂടാകുകയോ ചെയ്യാം.

മൂക്കിന്റെ അനുയോജ്യത പരിശോധിക്കുക. മൂക്കിനുള്ള നിർദ്ദേശങ്ങൾ വായിച്ച് അത് എങ്ങനെ ശരിയായി ധരിക്കണമെന്ന് നിങ്ങൾക്കറിയാമെന്ന് ഉറപ്പാക്കുക. നിങ്ങളുടെ നായയ്ക്ക് ഇപ്പോഴും പാന്റ് ചെയ്യാൻ വായ തുറക്കാൻ കഴിയുന്ന തരത്തിൽ കഷണം അയഞ്ഞതായി യോജിക്കുന്നുവെന്ന് ഉറപ്പാക്കുക. അത് സുരക്ഷിതമാക്കാൻ മൂക്കിൽ മൂന്ന് സ്ട്രാപ്പുകൾ ഉണ്ടായിരിക്കണം, അതിനാൽ അത് എടുക്കാൻ കഴിയില്ല. മൂക്ക് നായയുടെ വായയുടെ 50-70% എങ്കിലും മൂടണം.

  • നായയുടെ കണ്ണുകൾ ഏതെങ്കിലും വിധത്തിൽ മൂടിയിട്ടുണ്ടെങ്കിൽ, കഷണം ശരിയായ വലുപ്പമല്ല അല്ലെങ്കിൽ അത് തലകീഴായി കിടക്കുന്നു, ഇത് എളുപ്പത്തിൽ ചെയ്യാവുന്ന തെറ്റാണ്.
  • നായയുടെ മൂക്ക് നിലത്ത് ഉരച്ച് അല്ലെങ്കിൽ കൈകാലുകൾ ഉപയോഗിച്ച് മൂക്ക് നീക്കം ചെയ്യാൻ ശ്രമിക്കട്ടെ. ഇത് വിജയിക്കുകയാണെങ്കിൽ, മറ്റൊരു വലുപ്പം പരീക്ഷിക്കുക.

മൂക്കിന് സമീപം മൂക്കിന്റെ അടിയിൽ ട്രീറ്റുകൾ സ്ഥാപിക്കുക. നിങ്ങളുടെ നായ മൂക്കിൽ നിന്ന് ഭക്ഷണം കഴിക്കട്ടെ. അതുവഴി, അത് സുഖമായി തുടങ്ങാം. കുറച്ച് ദിവസത്തേക്ക് നിങ്ങളുടെ നായ്ക്കുട്ടിക്ക് ഈ രീതിയിൽ ഭക്ഷണം കൊടുക്കുക.

അടിയിൽ ഭക്ഷണമില്ലാതെ നിങ്ങളുടെ നായയ്ക്ക് മൂക്ക് സമ്മാനിക്കുക. നിങ്ങളുടെ നായ ഭക്ഷണം കഴിക്കുമെന്ന പ്രതീക്ഷയിൽ മൂക്കിലേക്ക് നീങ്ങും. അവർ അത് ചെയ്യുമ്പോൾ, മൂക്കിന്റെ മുൻഭാഗത്തിലൂടെ അവർക്ക് ഒരു ട്രീറ്റ് നൽകുക. കഷണം തിരികെ വയ്ക്കുക, തുടർന്ന് ആവർത്തിക്കുക.

  • കുറച്ച് ദിവസത്തേക്ക് ഇതും ചെയ്യുക.

നിങ്ങളുടെ നായ സുഖകരമായിക്കഴിഞ്ഞാൽ സ്ട്രാപ്പുകൾ അറ്റാച്ചുചെയ്യുക. നിങ്ങളുടെ നായ ആവേശത്തോടെ മൂക്കിലേക്ക് സ്വയം നീങ്ങുമ്പോൾ, സ്ട്രാപ്പുകൾ ഘടിപ്പിക്കുക, നായയ്ക്ക് ട്രീറ്റുകൾ നൽകുക, തുടർന്ന് മൂക്ക് എടുക്കുക. ഈ ഘട്ടം ഉപയോഗിക്കുന്നതിന് നിങ്ങളുടെ നായയ്ക്ക് കുറച്ച് ദിവസങ്ങൾ നൽകുക.

നായയെ മൂക്കിന് ശീലമാക്കുക. ഒരു ചെറിയ നടക്കാൻ പോകുക, നായയെ കുറച്ച് മിനിറ്റ് വീടിന് ചുറ്റും ധരിക്കാൻ അനുവദിക്കുക, അല്ലെങ്കിൽ മൂക്ക് ഉപയോഗിച്ച് അനുസരണ പരിശീലനം പരിശീലിക്കുക. നായയെ കഷണം ശീലമാക്കുക, അല്ലെങ്കിൽ അടിയന്തിര സാഹചര്യത്തിൽ നിങ്ങൾ അത് ഉപയോഗിക്കാൻ ശ്രമിക്കുമ്പോൾ അത് പരിഭ്രാന്തരാകുകയും കൂടുതൽ അക്രമാസക്തമാവുകയും ചെയ്തേക്കാം.

  • നിങ്ങൾ കഷണം ഇടുമ്പോഴെല്ലാം, നിങ്ങളുടെ നായ അത് ധരിക്കാൻ ഇണങ്ങുന്നതിനാൽ അൽപ്പം നേരം അത് വയ്ക്കുക.

ഭാഗം 2 സംരക്ഷണമായി മൂക്ക് ഉപയോഗിക്കുന്നു

അവസാന ആശ്രയമായി ഒരു മൂക്ക് ഉപയോഗിക്കുക. നിങ്ങളുടെ നായ മുമ്പ് കടിച്ച അവസ്ഥയിലാണെങ്കിൽ, മൂക്കിൽ ഞെരിച്ചാൽ ആരെയും ഉപദ്രവിക്കാനാവില്ല. നിങ്ങളുടെ നായയെ മുൻകാലങ്ങളിൽ മുക്കിക്കൊല്ലാൻ കാരണമായ അപകടകരമായ സാഹചര്യങ്ങൾ തിരിച്ചറിയുക, അവ ഒഴിവാക്കാനാകാത്ത പക്ഷം ഈ സാഹചര്യങ്ങളെ അഭിമുഖീകരിക്കാൻ പോകുമ്പോഴെല്ലാം നിങ്ങളുടെ നായയെ മുൻകൂർ മൂടിക്കെട്ടുക.

  • നിങ്ങളുടെ വളർത്തുമൃഗങ്ങൾക്ക് സുരക്ഷിതത്വം തോന്നാൻ സഹായിക്കുന്നതിന് യോഗ്യതയുള്ള ഒരു പരിശീലകനോടൊപ്പം പ്രവർത്തിക്കുമ്പോൾ അവർക്ക് അസുഖകരമായ സാഹചര്യങ്ങൾ ഒഴിവാക്കുന്നതാണ് നല്ലത്.
  • നിങ്ങളുടെ നായ മുലകുടിക്കുന്നത് തുടരുകയാണെങ്കിൽ, അത് ശരിയാക്കാൻ സഹായിക്കുന്നതിന് നിങ്ങൾ ഒരു വെറ്റിനറി ബിഹേവിയറലിസ്റ്റിനെ കാണേണ്ടതുണ്ട്.

മുന്നറിയിപ്പ് അടയാളങ്ങൾക്കായി ശ്രദ്ധിക്കുക. നിങ്ങളുടെ നായയുടെ മുന്നറിയിപ്പ് സൂചനകൾ അറിയാമെങ്കിൽ, നിങ്ങളുടെ നായയെ ആ അവസ്ഥയിൽ നിന്ന് നീക്കം ചെയ്യുക. പിരിമുറുക്കത്തിന്റെ അടയാളങ്ങളിൽ രോമമുള്ള നെറ്റി, കണ്ണുമായി സമ്പർക്കം ഒഴിവാക്കുക, ദൂരേക്ക് നീങ്ങുക, കടുപ്പമുള്ള ശരീരഭാഷ, തുറന്ന പല്ലുകൾ, ഉയർന്ന വിള്ളലുകൾ, മുരളൽ എന്നിവ ഉൾപ്പെടുന്നു.

  • നിങ്ങളുടെ നായയെ മൂടിക്കെട്ടാൻ നിങ്ങൾക്ക് ആവശ്യമുണ്ടെങ്കിൽ, അവർ ശാന്തമായിരിക്കുമ്പോൾ തന്നെ അവർക്ക് സമ്മർദ്ദം അനുഭവപ്പെടുന്ന സാഹചര്യത്തിലേക്ക് പോകുന്നതിന് മുമ്പ് അത് ചെയ്യുന്നതാണ് നല്ലത്.

നിങ്ങളുടെ നായ ഇടയ്ക്കിടെ കഷണം ധരിക്കാൻ അനുവദിക്കുക, അങ്ങനെ അവർ അതിൽ സുഖകരമായിരിക്കും. നിങ്ങൾ അവരെ പഠിപ്പിക്കുന്ന മറ്റേതൊരു തന്ത്രവും പോലെ നിങ്ങളുടെ നായയ്ക്ക് ഒരു കഷണം ധരിക്കുന്നത് രസകരമായിരിക്കണം. നിങ്ങളുടെ കൈകൾ നിങ്ങൾക്ക് നൽകാനോ ഉരുട്ടാനോ ആവശ്യപ്പെടുമ്പോഴെല്ലാം അവരുടെ മൂക്ക് ഇടാൻ നിങ്ങളുടെ നായയോട് ആവശ്യപ്പെടുക. ഇത് രസകരമായിരിക്കണം കൂടാതെ നല്ല ബന്ധം നിലനിർത്തുകയും ചെയ്യും.

by Tammy Quinn Mckillip / in Family

How to use a muzzle to correct nipping in dogs

Dog muzzles are used to inhibit the dog’s ability to bite, chew, pick up trash during walks or vocalise. While they may be necessary when walking very aggressive dogs in public places or as a tool to inhibit a dog’s destructiveness when left alone in a house, there are many muzzles that restrict a dog’s ability to pant, drink, bark or sniff. There are several alternatives to muzzling your dog.

Collars

An effective alternative to muzzling your dog includes the use of a correction collar, which effectively inhibits a dog’s ability to fight by removing the slack in a loop-style collar with a quick upward motion that causes the loop to tighten around the dog’s neck and inhibits his movement.

Prong collars are made of metal links that have barbed prongs on the inside of the collar, so when the collar is snapped tight by the trainer, the dog feels a correction much like the sensation of teeth around his neck–the way a mother dog gives a warning bite to her pup to correct its behaviour.

Remote collars, also known as “electric” collars, work by delivering a mild shock to a dog’s neck whenever he is being corrected.

Temperament

If you have chosen not to muzzle your aggressive dog and are instead opting for a correction or other type of collar or basic obedience training, there are some things you should keep in mind when making your choice about which techniques will be most effective for your dog.

Dogs behave aggressively for many different reasons. Some dogs are acting out of anxiety or fear, and many methods of inhibiting your dog’s aggression may add to their basic insecurity and create bigger problems with your dog’s behaviour in the long run.

If your dog demonstrates fear aggression, stay away from prong collars or remote collars, which will only reinforce your dog’s anxiety in the situations where he is acting aggressively.

  • If you have chosen not to muzzle your aggressive dog and are instead opting for a correction or other type of collar or basic obedience training, there are some things you should keep in mind when making your choice about which techniques will be most effective for your dog.
  • If your dog demonstrates fear aggression, stay away from prong collars or remote collars, which will only reinforce your dog’s anxiety in the situations where he is acting aggressively.

Usually sexual aggression is evident in male dogs. If your dog exhibits sexual aggression, which leads to conflict with other humans or dogs, using a prong collar or correction collar may be helpful, and obedience training is a must.

Obedience training, coupled with intensive behaviour modification exercises, is the only effective means of addressing territorial of aggression. Correction collars will only confuse your dog, who is attempting to protect the pack and is acting under the influence of an inborn instinct to do so.

Dominant aggressive dogs should be trained to do a job, such as carrying something in its mouth when walking. A prong collar will irritate him, as he feels what seem to be teeth on his neck at just the time he is deciding how to behave toward another dog. Training collars may inhibit his ability to tug and get into a fight but will only frustrate your dog’s urges and may perhaps increase his desire to pull and fight. Remote collar corrections will be perceived as an attack and may cause your dog to lash out further.

Obedience Training

Depending on the type of aggression your dog exhibits, he may respond to basic training techniques to teach him alternative ways to behave in social circumstances. Teaching your dog to obey basic commands, such as, “sit,” “leave it,” “stay,” or “drop it,” may be enough to control his aggressive impulses when he is in uncomfortable social situations–such as meeting other dogs, cats or children while on walks.

Medication

If your dog’s aggression is caused by an anxiety disorder or other type of psychosis, he may benefit from psychotropic medication, including anti-anxiety medication, antidepressants, antipsychotics or mood stabilisers. Just like humans, dogs may have physiological disorders of the brain which cause them to act erratically.

Sometimes aggression in dogs is caused by other physical conditions or illnesses, such as thyroid dysfunction, pain, epilepsy hypoglycaemia and diabetes. Any dog exhibiting aggression on a regular basis should receive a thorough physical check-up by a veterinarian to rule out physical causes before undertaking other types of aggression training or correction.

  • If your dog’s aggression is caused by an anxiety disorder or other type of psychosis, he may benefit from psychotropic medication, including anti-anxiety medication, antidepressants, antipsychotics or mood stabilisers.
  • Sometimes aggression in dogs is caused by other physical conditions or illnesses, such as thyroid dysfunction, pain, epilepsy hypoglycaemia and diabetes.

Warnings

Not all training methods or collars work for every dog, and it may become necessary to use a muzzle to ensure the safety of other dogs and people that come into contact with your dog.

  • Not all training methods or collars work for every dog, and it may become necessary to use a muzzle to ensure the safety of other dogs and people that come into contact with your dog.

If you choose to use a prong or other training collar, always remove it before your dog plays with another dog, as dogs will use their teeth around another dog’s neck in play and could get their teeth stuck in the collar, which would create a dangerous situation or cause a fight to break out between the two dogs.

Never use a training collar to tether your dog, as it could lead to strangulation. Also, he could easily get loose by relaxing the tension on the collar and slipping his neck out of the loop.