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Cody – Muzzled for life….

Cody – Muzzled for life….

Cody

Are you bringing out the best in your dog? No tagline better defines our role as pet-care providers than that one. So when I hear that a dog I used to walk is now wearing a muzzle because he is hurting other dogs, I get so disheartened. Someone has failed him. Back in the day when I used to walk Cody he was not the easiest dog but with proper management, Cody was a decent canine citizen. Then his owner moved to the east end of the city and I lost track of him. Last week a friend spotted Cody with a muzzle on. Apparently he’s been causing lots of trouble. I’m not trying to judge anyone because I don’t know the whole story, but I don’t think that a dog that grew up well-socialized and learned bite inhibition should be on a muzzle. But what happens when a challenging dog gets in the wrong hands? Lack of knowledge breeds frustration and frustration is the catalyst for punishment-based techniques. Punish a problem behaviour, and it will spread and manifest into other problem behaviours. Muzzled at the park, no chance to play ball anymore -I’m sorry Cody.  If a dog is not doing well in your care, you owe it to him to seek professional services. Whether you are a dog walker, or an owner, we should all be committed to brining out the best the dogs we care for. Muzzling a dog with potential to improve, is the equivalent of giving up on him. I know Cody can do better than this.

4 Comments
  • akismet-7d91b5f708cb925c82336fd4bf7755a0
    Posted at 23:28h, 27 July Reply

    This is very sad news 🙁

    • Julie Posluns
      Posted at 09:13h, 28 July Reply

      Yes, but then I get an email like this….
      “Anne and Everett are working out, due in part to Andre and rollover. The change in his demeanor and body language is already quite evident.

      Once again, thank you. If you did not care as much as you do we would still be frustrated and confused, as would Everett.”

  • Emily Fisher
    Posted at 21:29h, 03 August Reply

    It was like the light went out of his eyes. I don’t know what happened, but there was something that was just crushed in him. He was sluggish and indirect, absolutely not the Cody I knew (and walked without incident for almost 2 years, I should add). After a few minutes, he did come over for pats, but he was just not the same. He was never an ‘easy’ dog, but what the walker was describing just did not sit well or resonate with his past behaviour (something weird about attacking any dog approaching on his left side or something that just didn’t make sense)

  • Emily Fisher
    Posted at 21:30h, 03 August Reply

    And also very glad to hear that things are working out for Everett!! 🙂

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