If you find that your dog is likely to start fights or snap at other dogs, it could be a fear based reaction that require training to overcome, making your walks safer for your, your dog and other dogs, and The Mikki Muzzle might well be the answer.
It is a lightweight, comfortable and a safe alternative to the traditional basket muzzle, allowing your dog to pant, drink and treat-train, allowing you to reinforce good behaviour in a positive manner. It comes complete with an adjustable strap with easy-fit snap lock and also has a collar attachment to prevent your dog from pulling it off.
Legally, if your dog bites it MUST be on lead for everyone's safety, however that doesnâ€™t mean that other dogs wonâ€™t approach to say hello and receive a nasty surprise, which is when a muzzle becomes essential.
Fitting the muzzle
Allow enough space for you to slide one finger inside the muzzle, around the side of your dog's nose (fig. 1). This will enable them to pant, drink and for you to give titbits during training sessions. Practise putting the muzzle on, then reward and praise your dog to encourage him to relax (fig. 2). Attach the Velcro loop to your dog's collar for extra security.
When first introducing the muzzle to your dog, only put it on for short periods of time, building up until he is used to it and comfortable with how he feels.
You have the right size muzzle for your dog
The muzzle is only used for safety and restraint - not punishment
You do not use for prolonged periods or during strenuous exercise
You do not leave your muzzled dog unattended
MUZZLES SHOULD NOT BE WORN DURING STRENUOUS EXERCISE