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Different Types of Muzzles

A dog muzzle is an equipment that can be placed over the dogÂ’s snout to prevent him from opening his mouth. It is frequently used in dogs with behavioral issues and in those who require proper training.

Overview

A dog muzzle is an equipment that can be placed over the dog’s snout to prevent him from opening his mouth. It is frequently used in dogs with behavioral issues and in those who require proper training. It can also be used when grooming a dog who doesn’t like being groomed, or to prevent any accident like the dog biting someone whenever he is taken out for a walk. There are different dog muzzle types that dog owners can choose from depending on their purpose. These muzzles often come in different sizes that should fit well for any kind of pet dog.

Wire Basket Muzzles

The wire basket dog muzzle is probably the most popular option for dog owners. A wire basket muzzle has excellent air flow, allowing the dog to drink water even if he has this muzzle on. It can be placed conveniently, and also securely which eliminates the worry of the dog being able to dislodge it out of its place. Most dogs will find this muzzle type less distracting compared to other types of muzzles. Wire basket muzzles are usually safe and non-toxic. Several models of the wire basket muzzle come with soft padded material on the upper nose area for maximum comfort.

Plastic Muzzles

Plastic muzzles are best for dogs which have to wear this protection for a significant amount of time. These are usually lightweight and easy to clean. And they are ideal for use when bringing the dog to the veterinarian, or simply bringing him for a walk in the park.

Fabric Muzzles

The fabric dog muzzle appeals to most dog owners because it is cheap compared to the other types of muzzles. But fabric muzzles can be easily bitten by dogs. Also fabric muzzles are not to be used when training the dog. It is best used for short-term situations such as when grooming the pet. Fabric muzzles are also considered an inhumane option because it restricts the ability of the dog to pant.

Racing Muzzles

Racing muzzles are usually used on greyhounds to prevent them from becoming too aggressive when they are entered in racing competitions. Given the competitive nature of greyhound racing, racing muzzles enable the dog to keep its mouth fully open and allow them to pant and drink. These are usually used for dogs that do not pose danger despite having to be restrained by the muzzle. These can also be used in a dog who has a tendency to chew on furniture and other household stuff.

These are just some of the dog muzzle types that pet owners may use. The dog may show some resistance when introduced to the use of the muzzle for the first time. But with proper training, dogs will eventually learn to accept and even like the use of the muzzle.

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