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Introducing a Muzzle

There are certain situations in which a dog with a history of aggression should or must wear a muzzle during behavior therapy or otherwise to ensure the safety of those around the dog. A basket-style muzzle is ideal for this because it allows the dog to take treats, drink, and pant while wearing it. Here is one nice video demonstrating how to introduce the muzzle using shaping and positive reinforcement.

 

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