I don't think a muzzle is necessary all the time. But it is a good idea for dog to learn to be comfortable wearing one, just in case. Times when you might be glad your dog is not scared of wearing a muzzle:
Nope. I trained him to touch it with his nose. We do sometimes use peanut butter to introduce new dogs to the concept of touching a screen w/ their nose, but Amos is an old pro at this point.
Here is our student Latka using the Manners Minder to work on learning to go to his crate.
Hi! Thanks for reading. This is an off-shoot of TheDogs (http://TheDo.gs), which is three years young. I dig cuteness, but I try to temper it with a degree of pith. Or something.