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Muzzle Training:

Dogs should ideally be taught from a young age how to wear a muzzle and that muzzle training can be fun. Any dog that is fearful or in pain, at any point in their lives, may bite. It is good practice to train your dog that wearing a muzzle is a positive experience, because if it is ever necessary for a muzzle to be placed, then your dog will not find it an added aversive to the situation. A dog can still bite through a muzzle and there is always a chance that a dog may get a muzzle off. Muzzles do not guarantee that the dog won’t bite or cause harm. The following links provide more information. 

Video: Watch this video on How to teach your dog to wear a muzzle.

The type of muzzle found to be easy to start muzzle training with is a Baskerville or Basket muzzle. They are available in most sizes to suit all breeds of dogs:

Material muzzles are not recommended for long-term use and instead can be used when a dog is mid-muzzle training with a Baskerville muzzle but isn’t fully comfortable with it yet. If a muzzle is needed for a visit to the vets for example, rather than undo the positive associations and training you have achieved so far with the Baskerville muzzle, it is recommended they wear a different type of muzzle to the one they have been training with such as these material ones:

Leads, Harnesses and Other Training Kit

Training leads:

PerfectFit Harnesses: Click Here

Long lead for teaching Recall:

Video: Watch Battersea Dogs and Cats Home's video on How to Use a Long-Line Lead | The Battersea Way

Hands-free Dog Lead Running Belts:

Harnesses

Tip: Check your dog's current harness/es to ensure they are comfortable and do not restrict your dog's movement (especially over the shoulder area).

Treat Belts:

Clickers:

Low Light Walking Accessories:

Tip: Ball play is to be done with precaution due to the extensive wear and tear on joints, the potential for repetitive behaviours to occur and the risk of swallowing/choking.


Books on Dogs

Canine Behaviour in Mind: Applying Behavioural Science to Our Lives with Dogs

BY SUZANNE ROGERS (Featuring DVBP Clinical Animal Behaviourist, Natalie Light)

Canine Behaviour in Mind: Applying Behavioural Science to Our Lives with Dogs

Life Skills for Puppies

by Helen Zulch and Daniel Mills

Life Skills for Puppies: Laying the foundation for a loving, lasting relationship

No Walks? No Worries!

by Sian Ryan & Helen Zulch

No walks? No worries! - Maintaining wellbeing for dogs on restricted exercise

Helping Minds Meet

by Helen Zulch and Daniel Mills

Helping minds meet - Skills for a better life with your dog

Brain Games for Dogs

by Claire Arrowsmith

Interpet Brain Games For Dogs: Fun Ways to Build a Strong Bond with Your Dog and Provide it with Vital Mental Stimulation

Clicker Training for Dogs

by Karen Pryor

Clicker Training for Dogs: Positive reinforcement that works!

Clicker Training for Dogs (Getting Started)

by Karen Pryor

Clicker Training for Dogs (Getting Started)

The Canine Commandments

by Kendal Shepherd

The Canine Commandments Hardcover

Cooperative Care: Seven Steps to Stress-Free Husbandry

by Deborah Jones Ph.D.

Cooperative Care: Seven Steps to Stress-Free Husbandry

Canine Enrichment for the Real World: Making It a Part of Your Dog's Daily Life

BY ALLIE BENDER

Canine Enrichment for the Real World: Making It a Part of Your Dog's Daily Life

Meet Your Dog: The Game-Changing Guide to Understanding Your Dog's Behavior

BY KIM BROPHEY

Meet Your Dog: The Game-Changing Guide to Understanding Your Dog's Behavior

Scentwork: Step By Step: A practical workbook to set you off on a scentsational journey

by Sara Seymour (Author), Andrew Hale (Foreword)

Scentwork: Step By Step: A practical workbook to set you off on a scentsational journey

Babies, kids and dogs: Creating a safe and harmonious relationship

by Melissa Fallon;Vickie Davenport (Author)

Babies, kids and dogs: Creating a safe and harmonious relationship

Behaviour books recommended for Veterinary/Shelter Staff or those working with dogs:

BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Behavioural Medicine

edited by Debra Horwitz and Daniel Mills

BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Behavioural Medicine (BSAVA British Small Animal Veterinary Association)

Stress and Pheromonatherapy in Small Animal Clinical Behaviour

by Daniel Mills, Maya Braem Dube and Helen Zulch

By Daniel S. Mills Stress and Pheromonatherapy in Small Animal Clinical Behaviour (1st Edition)

Veterinary Psychopharmacology

by Sharon Crowell-Davis, Thomas Murray and Leticia Mattos de Souza Dantas

Veterinary Psychopharmacology


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