TO MUZZLE OR
NOT TO MUZZLE THAT IS THE QUESTION?
to have a run on the beach quite safely
You know when
you keep putting something off because
you are not sure of the outcome - well
this has been the case with this article.
dog can be a taboo subject - owners just
hate the idea even though it is the most
sensible solution to a problem dog.
In the world
of greyhound racing it would be more
uncommon to see a dog without a muzzle
but I know when we are out with our
greyhounds and I have some of them
muzzled people automatically think the
dogs are bad with people. In the case of
our dogs there could be nothing further
from the truth, they are the most gentle
of breeds, but we have more than two dogs
and that is a pack and when dogs pack
there can be major consquences in any
breed. In the wild a pack of dogs may all
attack if one started.
But why after
so long did I decide to write this
article well because the other day I met
a dog, a medium sized mongrel, who was
bad with people and un-muzzled. When I
attempted to stoke him, being unaware of
his temprement, he went for me and that
made my mind up. The owner seemed quite
oblivious to the fact that I could have
been a child but was well aware that the
dog was not sociable. Then you talk to
people who know of dogs who are the same
- so why arn't they wearing a muzzle?
There are all
sorts of aggression, one of the worst
being fear aggression, but there are many
others, and when you have a muzzle on you
know that you have more control over
whatever situation you meet.
be used for all sorts of conditions, for
example I know dogs that are real
scavengers so much so that they make
themselves ill - simple solution put a
muzzle on and the dog can then run 'till
its hearts content without eating
rubbish. There are times when maybe your
dog has a sore patch of stitches and
continues to lick the area and make it
infected - this is another time when the
muzzle could come in handy.
happily playing with his ball even with
the muzzle in place
How skilled is that,
running with the ball and the muzzle!!
If anyone would like
to try a muzzle please give us a call and
we will let you borrow one of ours or
indeed try and find you one that would
fit your dog.
In the meantime it
would make life easier and muzzles more
acceptable if the public tried to
appreciate that, as in people, there are
good and bad but unfortunately we can't
put muzzles on some folk as much as we
would like to!!!!!
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