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Post by Two89w on Sun Jul 31 2016, 08:19

This is probably going to raise some eyebrows however with Rosie's continuing jumping and barking at some people I am considering a muzzle.

She only jumped/barked angrily at two people today but one was very close to making contact. I can here everyone thinking just keep her on a short lead etc but sometimes when you are just sitting down relaxing and she seems a sleep etc you mentally switch off for a bit.

I am far from a lazy owner and try really really hard with her but I am scared that she will get someone one day and I don't want that to happen.

What are your thoughts on muzzles?
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Re: Muzzle

Post by gillybrent on Mon Aug 01 2016, 12:38

i have no problems with them at all as long as they are introduced properly & you get the correct type - ie one that allows the dog to pant & drink.

so, a basket (baskerville) type is fine, but a cloth one isn't!

i think there's a post on here somewhere that says how to introduce your dog to a muzzle.

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Post by ClareGilby on Mon Aug 01 2016, 18:30

I would be the same as you. Just think of it as keeping your dog safe. If Rosie makes contact she could be taken away or worse. You would be doing the responsible thing.

As Gilly says please get a Basket muzzle, the amount of dogs I have seen struggling to pant in the fabric ones, but I am sure you know that anyway. Best of luck. Clare x
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Re: Muzzle

Post by Two89w on Wed Aug 03 2016, 12:42

Will she be able to drink with the muzzle on?
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Post by ClareGilby on Thu Aug 04 2016, 21:09

Yes, should be able to, you can give treats and they can do anything with a basket muzzle on, loads of people use them at our training centre. x
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Post by Mia05 on Thu Aug 04 2016, 22:00

the baskerville muzzle is a good muzzle as always I would introduce your dog to the muzzle gradually using treats and making the experience positive . as said it gives peace of mind also means your dog can be cleared of any blame Smile

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Re: Muzzle

Post by Gemma1987 on Fri Aug 05 2016, 07:38

Hey I was just wondering if anyone has an idea what size muzzle I would need for my Staffy his nose length is 3.5 inch and his muzzle circumference is 11 inch I'm looking at getting him a baskerville one now I've read a little on them just wondering if someone would be kind enough give me some idea as I'm totally clueless to muzzles!

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Re: Muzzle

Post by gillybrent on Fri Aug 05 2016, 12:40

the best thing would be to pop along to a local pet store, if you have one, and try on a couple of muzzles (your dog, not you!).

then, once you've got the right size, order online - it's cheaper!

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Post by Gemma1987 on Fri Aug 05 2016, 15:26

Thanks for that didn't think pet shops would let you try the different sizes!

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Post by TwoSocks on Fri Aug 05 2016, 22:08

I had such a positive reaction from our trainer, dog walker and vet when I talked about muzzle training, it was really encouraging as I'd initially taken it as a sign we'd failed in some way.

We've/We're muzzle training Una as we need it for vet visits. The video link Liz shared is what we used and to be honest Una is enjoying her muzzle as it means she gets treats. We use the Baskerville Ultra and she's in a size 2 but I've got the 3 in case she gets a bit bigger/older this year.
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Re: Muzzle

Post by gillybrent on Mon Aug 08 2016, 12:32

Gemma1987 wrote:Thanks for that didn't think pet shops would let you try the different sizes!

they should do - how else will you know they fit?

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