What is the RSPCA policy on muzzling dogs?

The RSPCA believes that muzzles should not be used as a routine management procedure as they restrict dogs’ natural behaviour and serve no practical purpose for the majority of dogs.

The use of muzzles should be based on the behaviour of each individual dog.

Where muzzling devices are used, they must:

Some examples of situations where the RSPCA accepts the use of muzzles:



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