Whether it is stopping your pup from eating rocks or preventing dog bites, dog muzzles can serve as a safety tool and a training tool for your dog. Many veterinarians use muzzles to keep themselves safe when working with dogs who may bite out of fear or aggression. Groomers also often use muzzles for dogs and cats who may bite during grooming or nail trims so that they can keep themselves and your dog safe. Dog muzzles are safe when used properly and fitted correctly. Make sure to get a properly fitting muzzle for your dog if you plan to use one as dogs like German Shepherds have much longer noses than dogs like Bulldogs and will likely require a different muzzle even if the dogs are similar sizes. Basket muzzles from brands like Baskerville provide protection and breathability. Hollywood Feed's online pet store and in person pet store locations offer affordable prices on all of the best dog supplies! Check out our Specials page for all the Hollywood Feed sales and don't forget to look at our Feed Team Favorites for special staff picks.
Dog muzzles are protective snout coverings to prevent your dog from biting or eating foreign objects. Muzzles are meant for short term training sessions or situations in which your dog and people around them can benefit from a muzzle.
What is the best kind of dog muzzle?
The basket muzzle is one of our favorites and what many people consider the best kind of dog muzzle because they offer the most breathability and freedom. With a basket muzzle that fits your dog, they will still be able to receive training treats and pant to cool off. Soft muzzles are another option, but they do not provide as much freedom and movement and the sleeve like feature often prevents panting by holding the dog's mouth closed.
Do dog muzzles help with aggression in dogs?
Dog muzzles do not help with aggression, but they can provide safety for people around dogs who are known to bite. Aggression in dogs may be stemming from fear or reactivity; therefore, this behavior will need to be addressed to manage the aggression.