Each dog is able to get nervous and bite. This can be followed by problems - from a fine to killing an animal. To avoid this, it is enough to provide simple protection - a muzzle. Which is better, and how to choose it?
Types of Muzzles
There are several types of muzzles. Each has its own advantages and is suitable for certain dog breeds.
Great for bite protection and dog training. Do not interfere with her breathing and drinking, suitable for long wear. Through such a muzzle, you can give your pet encouraging treats.
Plastic muzzles are lightweight, do not allow the animal to pick up trash on the street
The plastic muzzle is easy to wash and dry, but it is less durable than other types.
They are different in design, but best of all are basket models. They will not interfere with drinking, breathing and getting goodies.
You can order a leather muzzle with an individual design
Some dogs may take off their leather muzzles.
Fabric "pipes" are put on easier than muzzles-baskets, but do not allow breathing so freely. There are reviews confirming that in such a muzzle the dog can still bite with his front teeth.
Usually such muzzles are made of nylon.
Soft muzzles are more suitable for dogs with a flattened muzzle.
Made from mesh and fabric. They do not allow the dog to eat and drink, but they are easy to breathe. They are worn only for a short period, are not recommended for training.
Usually such a muzzle is used when cutting dogs aggressive to strangers.
The most durable and heavy muzzles-baskets.
It is better to take a metal muzzle with a leather lining - it will not let the dog's face rub
The safest and most convenient design for a dog of any breed will be a basket.
How to choose the right material
The main rule - the dog should be comfortable in the muzzle
Material requirements determine the behavior, health and size of the dog. Small breeds are better suited for lightweight plastic models, pets with sensitive skins - leather, and aggressive animals - durable metal ones.
Muzzle size selection
To choose a suitable muzzle, the dog needs to measure its face:
- around the circumference (mouth open);
- along the length (to the tip of the nose);
- in height (from the tip of the nose).
Add 1 cm to these values and you will get the size of the most comfortable muzzle for your pet.
Video: Muzzle Story
Any dog should have a muzzle - even the friendliest animal can be very frightened of something and harm others. You need to choose a thing based on the breed, size and nature of the pet. The most convenient in design are muzzles, baskets, and the material is selected individually.