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Muzzle Fighting for Police Service Dogs
Based on 4 reviews

Muzzle Fighting for Police Service Dogs

Based on 4 reviews
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  • 1 hour, 30 minutes long
  • Released 2003
  • Instructor: Ed Frawley
  • Immediate streaming access when purchased with Leerburg account
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This training video deals with "Muzzle Fighting" for Police Service Dogs. Working in muzzle is one of the least understood exercises in bite work. In 1985, I produced my first Police Service dog video. In it we covered 10 minutes of muzzle work. Since then we have learned a lot about this training. This dvd takes the viewer step by step through muzzle fighting.

The reason we chose the term “muzzle fighting” is because there is a real difference between what we show in this video and what happens when someone just throws a muzzle on a dog and sends him after a helper without a sleeve. If a dog is genetically capable of muzzle fighting we will show you how to train it to use its body to go out and knock the snot out of someone.

The goal of this tape is to train a dog in muzzle to alert on a passive suspect located some distance from the handler. If that suspect tries to fight or flee, the dog is to physically fight the man by punching him center mass with his body. Training a dog to indicate on a suspect that is running away from him, or stimulating him, or agitating him is easy. Training a dog to indicate on a standing still man or a man laying quietly on the ground is another matter all together.

The video begins by exploring the various muzzles on the market today. We show exactly what a dog must be doing in bite work before it is introduced to muzzle fighting. We go through all of the training steps for muzzle and we show examples of what happens to dogs when they get ahead of themselves in training. We also show what happens to dogs that are not genetically capable of this work. We will go through the training steps for bark and hold in muzzle and we show you how to set up scenarios in muzzle that fit your needs. This video is as much of a helper training video as it is a dog training video because too many people go out and ask friends or other officers to help them with their muzzle work. Too often this creates problems.

Good muzzle training adds "fight drive" to a dog. It teaches the dog to work center mass on a helpers body and not focus on sleeves and other equipment. Sport dog trainers can learn a lot about improving their dogs through this aspect of police work. Teaching a sport dog to do bark and hold in muzzle really produces flashy Schutzhund dogs.

Training a service dog in the muzzle, hidden sleeve, and body bite suits is a must to produce a dog that is ready to work the street. This video shows you how to train the muzzle portion of this equation.

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This DVD is INVALUABLE when training a police dog to fight a suspect in a muzzle.

My dog was acting just like the example of the dog that had gotten ahead of his training- he did not fight the decoy with enthusiasm. I backed up his training to working with the equipment on just like you suggested, and he is much more enthusiastic when muzzle fighting now.

I have also shown the sections on how decoys should act to everyone that has helped me work my dog, and as a result my dog has very good and solid center mass hits.

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Letting you know we worked my dog in Muzzle for the first time yesterday (helper did not think the dog had it in him) Thor is a very dominant high drive dog and as soon as the helper was in a couple of meters I gave him a bit of leash and he hit him like a torpedo in the chest and then proceeded to give the helper a very good going over on the ground!

Thank god for those extremely well made leather muzzles of yours – no concerns of accidental bites or the muzzle coming off.

Thank you for a great product and thank you for the DVD on muzzle work.

And Ed I will have to agree with you that the dominant high prey drive dogs can really excel in this area. (Tons of fight drive.)


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I just received your new video “Muzzle Fighting for Police Service Dogs” 2 days ago and have viewed it 4 times. The information in this tape is priceless. Until I viewed this tape, I looked at Muzzle Work as merely thought that putting a muzzle on a dog and "sparing" with him was the extent of the exercise - your video proved me wrong. Thank you for taking the time to produce yet another excellent video, your entire collection is a wonder tool for trainers of all levels. Keep up the great work.

Joe C

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Dear Mr Frawley,

I am just writing to thank you and your staff for the excellent service having just received my DVDs in England. I am a veterinary surgeon involved with police dogs and was wanting to improve my knowledge of working police dogs. The DVDs are extremely clear and informative and as a non law enforcement person they have given me a good idea of what the work is all about. It has helped me in my understanding of the needs of the canine officer in relation to what I can do to help our dog teams.

Thanks again for supplying me with outstanding products. Keep up the good work. I'm hoping I can get some more DVDs to at a later date to increase my understanding. I was lucky enough to spend a week with Dallas canine unit last October and it was one of the instructors that recommended your site, having done some of his training with the RCMP. I can now see where he was coming from.....

Keep up the good work.

Simon BSc BVetMed MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon England, UK

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