There’s an old saying: you reap what you sow
In all my work with special needs dogs, I think this holds true. If our starting point is muzzling a dog because of their breed, and they are unable to express their natural behaviors or experience the joy of freedom, then we sow the seeds of aggression.
If we aim to make all dogs companions and we work towards socializing and training them, we get the opposite.
Simple, isn’t it?
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, The Balanced Dog, Christchurch, New Zealand