In this episode, Jerry Bradshaw discuss:
- The purpose of muzzle training.
- How to install muzzle-wearing behavior in your dog.
- Best practices for targeting training – both primary and secondary.
- Properly fitting the muzzle on your dog & types of muzzles.
- Muzzle work is neither a necessary nor a sufficient condition to biting for real.
- Dogs are used to knowing they can control the world through their mouths – muzzles aren’t comfortable for them and it takes time to get them used to having a muzzle on.
- Work with a decoy who really understands how to build good muzzle work.
- Muzzle work can be disorienting. Be careful about how you physically handle the dog when you’re training.
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“The same biting behavior that we have painstakingly taught him over months and months and months is still going to be used. Don’t just allow the dog to go anywhere and everywhere and be sloppy about how he bites – this is biting without biting. We want the dog to use the same muscle memory, the same process to understand muzzle work that we do bite work on the bite suit.” — Jerry Bradshaw