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Dog Muzzle

Discussion in 'Breed Specific Legislation' started by dakar, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. dakar

    dakar Little Dog

    Good Morning Community,

    I refrained myself yesterday to bring this subject up, because I believe sunday must be specially a positive day and it was a way to think about in peace of mind.

    Walking with Rossi yesteday I was stopped by Civil Guard (a kind of police without weapons, but still "law enforcement") where Rossi was identified as one of the breeds that must wear a dog muzzle. At this time I've just received a brochure with instructions and orientations, but in the next few months they plan to fine nor arrest who not obey the city law.

    All right. I will not discuss the law, because, I believe thats not the assertive way. I will ask for a meeting with my representant (the guy who I voted for) thru the Amstaff Association and them squeeze him to remove this stupid law.

    My questions is about how the people fell about the dog muzzle. My perception is that they get terrified and get into panic mode.

    How you folks are seeing and handling it in US ? is that (the muzzle) mandatory ? can you please share your experience and how you are engaging your representatives ?

    Thanks in advance,

  2. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    It really doesn't matter how you feel about the muzzle. If that's the law, you need to follow the law.
  3. dellacella

    dellacella Big Dog

    You have to train them that good stuff happens with the muzzle

  4. CallSignOWL

    CallSignOWL Good Dog

    its required up in Omaha, which is why I dont bring Echo there....
  5. dakar

    dakar Little Dog

    Thank you Dellacella. Very very nice. But, I'm really angry with this law and I have no plans to put a muzzle on Rossi. This is against our federal law. I will talk to my representative and Amstaff association and check if we can schedule a conversation with the mayor. If not possible, let's fight at the court.

    Until I have it resolved I will not walk with him on the streets. The backyard is big and will be great for him.
  6. milew66623

    milew66623 Big Dog

    Well, I have a sore spot with this. I was also required to muzzle my dog based on looks alone, he overheated and ultimately died, as I couldn't get him to the vet on time. Spend 2k trying to save him. I had a mesh muzzle, the vet said those are bad and I should haveused a caged muzzle. The council member also said it was MY fault, you know, how I was following their rules and my dog died. The vet confirmed he had no breathing issues and that the muzzle DID NOT HELP in any way.

    I do not see how anyone, cop or not, can simply walk up and convict you on the spot. Who are they to determine what kind of dog you own? You have no opportunity to defend your case or prove otherwise, you are simply guilty on the spot, no due procesees whatsoever. It makes no sense at all. I do not muzzle my dog anymore after the last incident and I also have been stopped by the cops, but I do not acknowledge them. They pulled up along side of me and said, you need to muzzzle that dog and I just kept walking. I do no own a vicious dog. I do not own a "pit bull" I own an american bully. I will never sign something stating that I have something that I do not. If I have a care that looks like a Ferrari, I will not have to pay the same insurance rate as the guy who ACTUALLY has the Ferrari.

    This pisses me off so bad.
  7. _unoriginal

    _unoriginal Cow Dog

    ^ that is your fault, I agree. If a dog can't pant, he overheats. That's why basket muzzles exist.
  8. NobodyHere

    NobodyHere Guest

    You put something on a dog that prevented the dog from opening its mouth. That's what a mesh muzzle is designed to do, is keep the mouth closed. Dogs have to open their mouths to regulate their body temperature. Presumably, you then exercised the dog with the muzzle on, yes? The law says "muzzle," not "practically tape your dog's mouth shut and take it out for a run," correct? Then how is it not your fault for not using a muzzle that would have allowed the dog to pant? Mesh muzzles are ONLY used to prevent biting, indoors, when someone is going to be in close contact with the dog (vet clinic, grooming), and even then the muzzle is removed if the dog becomes overly stressed.
  9. Jamielvsaustin

    Jamielvsaustin Good Dog

    I have no problem teaching a dog to wear a muzzle. They can be practical, and if there is ever an emergency situation where the dog needs to wear one, it's probably best if they are already accustomed to them.

    I strongly oppose mandatory muzzle laws based on the look of a dog. However, if that law came down in my county I would abide by it, while also trying to fight against it. I wouldn't want to add anything negative to the situation. I don't want to put my dogs in harm*s way anymore than they already are (regarding legislation).

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