Muzzle Magic: Muzzle Training Taken to the Next Level!

Muzzle Magic: Muzzle Training Taken to the Next Level!

Workshop Details Working Spots: Limited to 6 dogs and handlers Date: Thurs. 2/23/17, 5:30-6:20pm Length:  50min. Cost: $35 Prereqs: Dogs need to be comfortable wearing a basket muzzle for short periods of time. Muzzle Magic: Muzzle Training Taken to the Next Level! Do want your dog wearing their muzzle to be the best time ever? Are you looking for new ways to make a game out of your dog wearing their muzzle? Or maybe you have hit a road block in your muzzle training and need some help? Then Muzzle Magic workshop is for you and your dog. In this one hour workshop we will work on taking your dog’s muzzle training to the next level of comfort and FUN. We will work on advanced skills like eating food off the floor, drinking, training and playing games – all while wearing a muzzle. This is workshop is for dogs who have already started their muzzle training and are comfortable wearing their muzzle buckled for a short time. This workshop is reactive dog friendly. **If you don’t feel your dog is ready to attend this workshop please contact us about auditing options.** (Registration link) About the Instructor Sara McLoudrey is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and has been teaching people and their dogs for over 15 years. She has a special love for shy and nervous dogs, and enjoys helping clients with reactive dogs through their treatment. She became a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) in 2012, soon after she was introduced to the sport. Since then she has enjoyed teaching a variety of K9 Nose Work group classes, workshops and seminars....
MuzzleUp! Dispelling the Stigma of Muzzles, a Workshop by Maureen Backman

MuzzleUp! Dispelling the Stigma of Muzzles, a Workshop by Maureen Backman

  Imagine a fearful dog gaining confidence and weaving around agility poles while wearing a muzzle. Or a shy dog running toward the muzzle from across the room in order to place her snout in the basket, eagerly anticipating her reward. These aren’t just pipe dreams; training makes them possible for dogs of varied breeds, backgrounds and temperaments. When done the proper way, muzzle training can increase the trust in you and your dog’s relationship. In the world of dog behavior, one of the most essential but misunderstood pieces of safety equipment we have is the muzzle.Dogs wear muzzles for a plethora of reasons.Unfortunately, their appearance and the judgments associated with them prevent their usage, sometimes with tragic consequences. This workshop will cover the how-to’s of muzzle training, including working through common trouble spots, as well as incorporating tricks, games and activities so that dogs feel comfortable and happy wearing a muzzle. We’ll also discuss how to tailor dogs’ muzzle training for specific scenarios like the veterinary office and leash walks. Demo dogs will be present to demonstrate muzzle conditioning, training and usage. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN Dog Owners Learn how to implement a muzzle training plan, troubleshoot tricky spots, and provide muzzle enrichment activities Learn how to be proactive and set your dog up for success, including fear-free vet visits and early intervention for aggression and fear Education on what types of muzzles work best, how to modify for best fit, and how to combat stigma with muzzle art and games Dog Trainers Have an expanded skill set to offer clients Learn ways to incorporate muzzle training into training packages to...