Recently, a famous CEO of a Korean restaurant, Hanilkwan, died of sepsis while being treated from a dog bite. To much surprise, the dog happened to belong to Choi Si-won, a Korean celebrity. This tragic event once again ignited the public opinion on urging the need for stricter regulations regarding pet management and safety actions that are necessary.
People who are for regulations point out possible threats that these animals might pose. One citizen who was interviewed from the News Post said, “People have to know that even an adorable dog can be a threat to others.” On the other hand, Kang Hyung-wook, a famous dog trainer said, “There are many dog companions that can behave well without having a muzzle.” He continued by saying, “It is too much to require all dogs which weigh over 15kg to wear a mouth muzzle.”
Among the various debates surrounding the muzzles for dogs, ‘Petiquette ̓ (Pet + Etiquette) is highly required for people that raise dogs as pets. However, petiquette does not always require pets to put on muzzles when they are outside. Still, owners should be highly aware of the danger that these pets possess and work hard to train them to be more stable.