Watch these videos before you start muzzle training. There are some great ideas on what to do to set yourself and your dog up for success even BEFORE you get a muzzle!
Keep in mind that every dog is an individual and they will move through these steps at different paces and may require modifications to this training plan. You are always welcome to reach out to myself or to any other qualified trainer for help! See the bottom of this page for a few links to help you find certified help with your dog's behavior.
Before you get started
The easiest way to get started with muzzle training is to incorporate training into your regular routine. Store your muzzle in your dog's kibble bin and feed their meals like this. If you have a picky dog it might be worth your while to raise the value of their kibble temporarily by adding some freeze dried flakes or soaking the kibble in some broth.