Training your dog in muzzle work is advanced training. When training protection dogs, it is not only important that all dogs have the mental and physical capability, but also have finished training in bite work. It takes a very strong and advanced dog to do muzzle work the right way. The biggest mistake most trainers make when training their protection dog in muzzle work is that they don’t get their dog conditioned to wear the muzzle before they start the work. The second mistake most trainers make when doing muzzle work, is that they have the decoy/helper go to the ground too soon.
When training your protection dog in muzzle work, it is important to have the right equipment for the safety of the decoy/helper. We at Command Control K9 use the German bassit muzzle; we feel that this is the best muzzle on the market. All of our elite executive protection dogs are trained in muzzle work, so they know not only how to bite, but also know how to fight. This is important for your protection dog to know in order for your dog to protect you and your family.