Dogs wearing muzzles often get a bad reputation. Instead, we should celebrate their owners for being proactive and caring about others! Whether or not you think your dog needs a muzzle for the protection of others, they are an important component of fear free vet care. At some point in their life, your dog might need to be muzzled because they are frightened or because they are in a lot of pain. If this is the case, your dog will have a lower stress experience if they already have a positive association to wearing one!
Here is more information on different types of muzzles and how to train your dog to be happy to wear one: