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Post by Jacqui169 on Sun Mar 13 2016, 16:50

I have 2 dogs one being a staffy.  Shimmie.  She's 4.5yrs old and last year started acting aggressively towards others dogs when out walking.  I have a muzzle but I have been advised to buy the basket style muzzles but am confused as to what size to buy.  She is not wide in face.  I have been looking at Baskerville but unsure what size and if the ultra is better?  Can anybody give me some advice??

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Re: Hello - New to here

Post by Inez Maria on Sun Mar 13 2016, 18:28

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Re: Hello - New to here

Post by Inez Maria on Sun Mar 13 2016, 18:29

Hiya from me and Vinnie, not sure about muzzles but someone else will sure to be of help Smile


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Post by -Ian- on Sun Mar 13 2016, 18:33

Hi & Welcome to the Forum from Flo and me Big Grin

I'm not familiar with muzzles either so can't help there but have you thought about using a distraction method? I use this when you Flo clearly takes a dislike to another dog by producing her favourite Stix, she can't resist it and problem solved Smile


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Post by Jenc on Sun Mar 13 2016, 18:35

Hi from me & Katy, have no experience with muzzles either but someone will be along shortly to advise Smile


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Re: Hello - New to here

Post by Mistys Mum on Sun Mar 13 2016, 20:00

Welcome from me and Misty. Sorry I don't know about muzzle either. How is Shimmie acting aggressively toward the other dogs?


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Re: Hello - New to here

Post by Willsblueboy1 on Sun Mar 13 2016, 21:36

Hi from me and Blue, sorry to hear about shimmie, not sure about muzzles hope somebody can help.
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Re: Hello - New to here

Post by VikkiGT4 on Mon Mar 14 2016, 09:51

Hi and welcome to the forum from me and the zoo Smile xx

Not had experience with muzzles myself. I would say go have a chat with your veterinary surgery and they should be able to advise on how muzzles should fit and the best style to go for.
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Re: Hello - New to here

Post by stella on Mon Mar 14 2016, 16:52

hia from me and Sasha Smile


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Re: Hello - New to here

Post by LizP on Tue Mar 15 2016, 08:07

Hi from me and mine!

Yes, definitely go for the Baskerville Ultra. Compared to the older style Baskervilles, it's broader and fits the staffie face better. It's also slightly softer rubber, and there's space at the front to fit a treat.

Size wise, it depends on your dog. If you look at my avatar, Chaos, the one with the white head, is a bigger dog and he takes a size 4. The sizing is here:

http://www.companyofanimals.co.uk/product/baskerville-ultra-muzzle

I would err on the generous size if you're in doubt. You need a muzzle to fit well but not be uncomfortable as that will add to your dog's stress.

Most dog aggression, including staffies, is worry/fear aggression. It's usually driven by the dog becoming uncomfortable with others. If you have a look at the behaviour section here, you'll see it's not uncommon. It is also possible to do something about it. Chaos is a big worrier and isn't happy with dogs coming into his space. We're working using a method called BAT at the moment and he's now able to walk past some dogs without reacting. It's time consuming but worth it.

https://staffy-bull-terrier.niceboard.com/t64420-bat-training-for-dog-on-dog-aggression-and-other-things

There are other methods too, that's just the one I'm using at the moment and finding effective.


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Post by TwoSocks on Wed Mar 16 2016, 09:37

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Post by Mia05 on Wed Mar 16 2016, 13:24

welcome from me and mia


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Post by JStaff on Wed Mar 23 2016, 14:11

Hi and welcome from us and Suki


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Post by shegsy on Wed Mar 23 2016, 21:16

Hello and a warm welcome to the forum Smile
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Post by Sara n Ozzy on Mon Mar 28 2016, 08:53

Hi there, welcome from Oz and me, lovely that you have joined us


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