10406983_878508355500792_4172449915177937825_nOriginally posted on muzzleupproject.com

When I created the Muzzle Up! Project over two years ago, I developed it with three objectives:

1) Reduce stigma surrounding muzzles
2) Provide high-quality information about muzzle training and safety
3) Give owners whose dogs wear muzzles a supportive platform to interact and share ideas

Throughout these two years, I have been humbled by the amount of support worldwide for Muzzle Up, as well as the feedback I have received from dog owners who have struggled to find a one-stop site for information, training tips and community engagement.

Muzzle Up! Online is the next step to enhance the reach and scope of The Muzzle Up! Project. Often, muzzle training is frustrating. Dogs come with varying levels of fear and behavioral issues, and dog owners feel the pressure from other dog owners, breed specific legislation, and their veterinarians to get their dog wearing a muzzle as efficiently and quickly as possible. While online videos demonstrating tips and tricks are helpful, one-on-one support with a trained animal behavior professional is the best way to ensure long-term success for you and your dog.

Enter Muzzle Up! Online, an exciting new training and coaching program that provides real-time, one-on-one training sessions for you and your dog from the comfort of your own home. Muzzle Up! Online is available to anyone across the globe. When you become a client, you can be assured you are receiving the highest quality training and coaching to ensure peace of mind, success, and a rewarding training experience for you and your dog. 

It has long been my dream to coach dog owners across the world through the muzzle training process, and help owners not only successfully muzzle train their dogs, but make it an enriching experience that ensures safety, reduces stress, and provides opportunities for you to enjoy your dog.

Muzzle Up! Online offers two tiers of service. Soon, we will launch a special program geared specifically toward animal shelters and rescues. Each online client will receive video training from me through my business, Mutt About Town. (Read testimonials of satisfied customers, and check out my bio on Muzzle Up! Online).

To get started, email us at muzzleupproject@gmail.com. We’ll email you an initial questionnaire and help you set up your program. Don’t worry if you’re not technologically savvy – Muzzle Up! Online is designed to be accessible and easy for everyone.

So get excited, share with colleagues and friends, and most importantly … Muzzle Up!

– Maureen Backman, MS, CTC Maureen is the founder of The Muzzle Up! Project and owns Mutt About Town dog training in San Francisco, CA. She will be presenting about Muzzle Up at this year’s Pet Professional Guild Summit in Tampa, FL. Get in touch at muttabouttownsf@gmail.com.