By Maureen Backman
In the world of dog behavior, one of the most essential pieces of safety equipment we have is the muzzle. Unfortunately, their appearance and the judgments associated with them prevent their usage, sometimes with tragic consequences. Dogs wear muzzles for a plethora of reasons.
In this DVD, learn why dogs wear muzzles, how to properly muzzle train a dog, incorporating enrichment activities into the muzzle training plan, and strategies to educate clients and the public on muzzle safety.
About the author:
Maureen Backman, MS, CTC, PCT-A owns Mutt About Town, which offers private dog training services in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is the founding director of The Muzzle Up! Project. She graduated with honors from Jean Donaldson’s prestigious Academy for Dog Trainers, is certified in training by the Pet Professional Accreditation Board, and has a master’s degree in rehabilitation psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Maureen’s particular strength is combining her knowledge of counseling and coaching along with her studies in positive reinforcement training techniques to help humans understand how to communicate and work with their dogs.