|09-29-2013 08:24 AM|
I would not get a metal muzzle. If your dog muzzle punches a small animal they could do some damage (or anyone - ouch).
Wire Basket - Plastic Basket or Leather Muzzles at Dogmuzzle.com is another place to get them.
http://www.dogmuzzle.com/itbaspoldogm1.html is the one the rescue gets - whole protocol before putting them on (I think Jean Donaldson has one posted online) but you don't want to push the dog farther than they should be pushed just because you feel comfortable. It's still their comfort, you are just prepared in case a person makes a mistake.
|09-29-2013 12:55 AM|
I use a DT Muzzle with Woolf - DT Muzzle Construction is good, leather softens nicely, did have to punch holes in the straps. This one being metal, is on the heavy side.
Nancy, on the Italian muzzles, without a strap over the head, did you have a problem with your dogs easily flipping the muzzle?
|09-28-2013 11:20 PM|
I actually have these and they are fine-I have used them on four dogs, none of whom were very aggressive but two a little snarky. My dogs are trained to muzzles in case we need one (such as they get hurt etc. and they are handy for keeping them from chewing up bandages)..I have had to punch holes in the leather which is too long though. But they are ultra cheap and sturdy and allow the dog to pant and drink. Treats require some creativity.
Italian Basket Dog Muzzles
That said, it looks like this site has a lot of variants of the same brand and it looks like a quality muzzle
|09-28-2013 10:49 PM|
I just found these muzzles recently, they are specifically made so the dog can drink, pant and take treats:
BASKERVILLE ULTRA MUZZLE | Company of Animals
I think they're available at Petco.
|09-28-2013 10:45 PM|
|mbussinger166||Never used a muzzle but Dean and Tyler do make quality products. Excellent harnesses and pro equipment.|
|09-28-2013 10:36 PM|
|Mary Beth||Sorry, can't recommend as have never used one. But I did look at it and it is the basket style that will give you the options you listed. For comparison, you may want to read this thread - it is from a couple of years back, but has some helpful tips and suggestions: http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...ay-muzzle.html. Some of the posts mention an article on the Leerburg website on selecting and fitting a muzzle that may give you further information.|
|09-28-2013 02:56 PM|
What do you think of this Muzzle?
Looking for a good muzzle.
I have been researching and found this one.
Do any of you own this type or muzzle or one by Dean and Tyler?
Amazon.com: Dean and Tyler DT Freedom Winter Muzzle, Size No. 1 - German Shepherd Female: Pet Supplies