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  • JAFCO | Muzzle Training and Tips

    JAFCO Muzzles Manufacturer: JAFCO Location: USA Ships: Worldwide Options: 9 Sizes Sellers: 10+ Scavenge Proof: Yes Bite proof: Yes The JAFCO muzzle is an excellent choice for bite risk dogs, and for just about any other reason, it comes in white and black (hard plastic) and clear (vinyl). There is also a heap strap and treat hole option. However, we don’t recommend getting the treat hole on the clear if you have a determined bite risk or scavenger. Pros & Cons What is good or bad about these muzzles will depend on the dog, owner and also size. This list below is generalised. PROs: Comfortable Lightweight Bite proof (ex. clear style with treat hole) Great for scavenging/vets/at home Treat hole and head strap option Can modify Nose padding CONS: Smaller size range (small to med/large) It doesn't fit the breeds they suggest Clear is more bendable More enclosed Straps are placed weirdly on some models Incorrect sizing/measurements on the JAFCO website. White/black is harder to modify MTT Info Charts Muzzle Training and Tips are the only ones who have a full and accurate size, measurement and weight chart for these muzzles. Most companies use a wildly inaccurate or incomplete chart, which is unfair to customers who should know exactly what they are purchasing. Measurement Charts Individual Muzzle Charts Dog Muzzle Charts Muzzle Comparison Charts Make & Material The JAFCO muzzle is made of Clear vinyl or White and Black polyethylene plastic with reinforced neoprene straps. The clear, flexible vinyl, and available in all nine sizes, comes as shown with a single strap configuration or a "third strap" that extends from the bridge of the dog's nose up between the eyes to connect with the strap behind the ears. Available as shown or with a large "treat hole" in front for most sizes. ​ The white/black muzzle​ is made of lightweight, high-density polyethylene and is available in all nine sizes; it comes as shown with a single strap configuration or with a "third strap" that extends from the bridge of the dog's nose up between the eyes to connect with the strap behind the ears. Available as shown or with a large "treat hole" in front for most sizes. ​ All sizes have a felt noseband, and you can easily add quick-release buckles to these straps and modify, decorate etc. Look-A-Likes JAFCO may be the more popular brand of muzzle but there is a few similar types made by Ray-Allen and Redline. You can see they do have some slight differences and also different sizes. You can learn more about them on the Redline and Rayallen pages. Where/How To Purchase USA: LEERBURG: CLICK HERE Pet expertise: CLICK HERE Elite K9: CLICK HERE Vetsol: CLICK HERE Sir means sit: CLICK HERE Animal care: CLICK HERE Sit happens: CLICK HERE ​ ​ AUS/NZ: K9 Pro: CLICK HERE ​ CANADA: LEERBURG: CLICK HERE Pet expertise: CLICK HERE Vinyl only: CLICK HERE UK: LEERBURG: CLICK HERE K9 Pro: CLICK HERE Also see below EUROPE: White only: CLICK HERE K9 Pro: CLICK HERE SOFAHUND (Uk & Europe) CLICK HERE Sofahund have a different ordering system but we have had members order from them no problems. They do PayPal if you ask them about it, as long as you pay the fee. See HERE for more info on Sofahund ordering. Load More Member Reviews I love these muzzles but unfortunately they were too small for my girls. They’re also quite enclosed which I don’t like as much. They’re super comfortable, great for vets/home/sleeping. And no hard muzzle punches - Love my clear vinyl JAFCO for play sessions, vets, and anything in between. The flexible material is very forgiving when you get muzzle punched—only thing I dislike is that it is hard to clean 100%. Ive found it pretty much impossible to clean the chin area where the vinyl is held together by rivets. Dirt and grass and slobber gets caught in between the layers of vinyl. It’s impossible to try and fit anything in there to clean it out and hard to have water run through it as well. pros: light weight, bite proof, allows dog to drink Cons: can’t see the dogs face, harder to give treats, limited in sizes, my dogs least favourite (We have a clear JAFCO we like a lot better than the white, still isn’t first choice in our house) - Size 5. Pros: Fairly easy to treat with Zuke's mini treats. They fit through the small holes easily, Breathable, easy to clean. Cons: can't see the dogs face, limited sizes, we had to modify to get a good fit. - We have the clear size 3. I like that it looks a bit less intimidating than a typical muzzle, and that the clear allows me to clearly see her pant. My dog, however, doesn’t seem to like when condensation builds in the muzzle (she does a lot of lip licking) and refuses to swim in it (but she’ll swim readily in the Leerburg) - White plastic JAFCO - difficult to size and a bit scary to modify if you are not good with tools. Very light weight so good for running about but hard so possibly not so good for playing with a football. Straps are quite weird material and flap about. Sizing JAFCO Muzzles Use this database below to help size your dog. It has all the charts linked on this page but also a 'how it could fit' and average measurements that fit in them. MTT Size database Back To Top

  • What Is Well Fit | Muzzle Training and Tips

    What Is A Well-Fit Muzzle What is well fit or not, for the most part will depend on your dog and the muzzle being used. A muzzle can be well fit for a regular pant but doesn't allow for a full pant. This page goes how a muzzle should fit, regular vs full pant fit and much more. ​ If you haven't yet I suggest reading over Why Size Matters to learn why you need to ensure your muzzle does fit correctly for what you need whilst also keeping your dog safe. ​ Make sure you get to the 'back to top' button to ensure you don't miss anything important. For the most part, a muzzle should allow your dog to full pant without being overly tall. It should fit over the snout without being snug on the side of the snout, the length should be very similar to your dog's length and sit away from the eyes and off the nose. The cheeks and chin of the muzzle should not be tight or restrict their pant. ​ The Exceptions There are some exceptions on fit, depending on the dog and use. Firstly, if someone only needs the muzzle to fit the dog's regular pant then the muzzle is not going to be well fit for a full pant but instead well fit for what you need. Secondly, the width and length of the muzzle can actually be slightly big or even small on the dog to start since most muzzles can have their length and width modified. Some members also prefer their dogs to have a bit more height room than needed, whilst we do not recommend over sizing too much, this can help with dogs who are growing or have bigger pants in the summer. ​ Muzzles Will Look Big One struggle many members have before learning about the fit of the muzzle is understanding why some dogs muzzles look so big, most of the time especially if they sized using our info, the muzzle will need to be big for the dogs large pant. If you see a big muzzle you can almost always assume the dog has a big pant to fill it. If not then the muzzle may actually be too big. But as explained in the sections below, you can't properly judge the fit of the muzzle without seeing the dogs pant first. ​ Very Small Muzzles A small muzzle is pretty easy to spot when the dogs mouth is fully closed inside, cheeks pushing through the sides or the dog has rub marks/ breathing issues. Spotting a muzzle that is too small is much easier to do since anyone should be able to see if the dogs breathing/full pant is being restricted because there will be no room at all. ​ The Uncommon "Perfect" Fit Some people get really hung up on finding the exact muzzle that will fit perfect, with no mods and no resizing. Unfortunately this is just not possible for some dogs, it is even harder if sizing yourself but it is not impossible. Dogs that have shorter noses or very large pants are a few that can struggle more with finding a well fit muzzle. ​ This has become much less of an issue since we have made JVM available worldwide as it has many sizes that 'fix' the limited options CHOPO/JAFCO have. An example would be someone who has a medium dog with a very large pant, by length, width and closed height they may suit medium muzzles but the same medium muzzles won't have the height room needed for the extra large pant on some dogs, this means going taller on height but with most brands, they'll also get wider and longer. ​ Another thing to add is it's really uncommon to not have to modify your muzzle in some way, this is explained more in the Modifying section of the website. ​ Below is an example from a member, before JVM (right pic) was available the CHOPO 15F/29C was the only muzzle that came close to fitting their dogs face and pant. While this muzzle did not fit perfectly it left a lot to be fixed, it was still useable since there was literally no other options aside from custom but clearly the shape was wrong and length too long. Now with a new brand they have the best example of a perfect fit. Muzzle Fit Examples WELL-FIT: These pictures below show well fit muzzles. I will go over why they are well fit even if they aren't the 'finished fit' (eg still need mods etc) INCORRECTLY-FIT: These pictures below show well Incorrectly fit muzzles. I will go over why they are not well fit on each individual photo. Tongues In Muzzles A common question we often get is should dogs tongues hang through the muzzle. The answer is yes; a tongue hanging through does not mean the muzzle is incorrectly fit or not bite proof. We suggest making sure your dog can hang out, especially if they have a large tongue that can take up needed pant space. If the tongue is not fully extended, this can cause the airway to stay semi-restricted, though it depends on the dog and situation. Enclosed muzzles like vinyl may restrict your dog's long tongue from fully extending, but whether or not this is an issue depends on your dog and situation. MTT do recommend using wire muzzles if your dog has a long tongue, just to be sure it has enough room to full allow for unrestricted panting too. Back To Top

  • Muzzle Training | Muzzle Training and Tips

    Muzzle Training Knowing how to muzzle train your dog correctly is essential when keeping it fun and upbeat. If you want to move forward in training, you must go your dog's pace and do what suits them. Every dog is different, so this generalised info should be moulded to fit your dog. Comparing your dog and progress to others is only helpful in finding issues you can fix. Otherwise, you are just putting too much pressure on yourself and your dog. ​ Before muzzle training make sure you have had its fit checked (or checked yourself) as trying to train or continue training in an ill fit muzzle could cause negative associations. anchor1 Muzzle Training Steps Videos Moving In The Muzzle When To Start Training With Small Muzzles How Long Training Takes Training Without A Muzzle Negative & Positive Asssociations Goggles Securing a muzzle is highly recommended by MTT. Most muzzles come with one strap which isn’t enough for pretty much all dogs and the muzzle will easily slip over the ears. Securing is also useful in making sure you don't lose your muzzle, we have many members who have off leash or swimming muzzled dogs and losing your muzzle is not fun. You can click through the tabs above to read over the information. The X will bring you back to this first page. Scroll down further for steps to follow and some FAQ. Frequently Asked Questions Muzzle training head shy/nervous dogs? Please take your time! You don’t have to worry about your dog wearing the muzzle. You can start by rewarding yourself for just being around the muzzle—a reward for sniffing/interacting etc. You can use it with fetch and rewards or target training. Once your dog is confident in play with it you can start feeding in the muzzle and rewarding. Then slowly work your way up. Just go your dogs pace, keep it fun. Rushing won’t help this situation. Dog doesn't like the straps? Just like the gradual muzzle training you’ve done, the same thing should be done with the strap. Work on slowly moving it up and rewarding, then repeating until you can have it rest over the neck and then do it up. To do this step, your dog needs to be able to hold its head in the muzzle for longer durations. If they can’t do that, you should go back and work on it until they can. Training for ages but my dog still hates it? The first thing to check when muzzle training is that your muzzle fits correctly. If it’s too small or narrow, it can cause the dog to be uncomfortable. That would be unfair on the dog being asked to tolerate something uncomfortable and is likely a significant factor in why training is going forward. If you do have a well-fit muzzle and you’re still having problems, what are you getting stuck on? Have you tried going back a few steps? Are you asking too much of your dog? Are you rushing it? Is your dog confused? Usually, going back a few steps can help with a dog being stuck on something. Gradually adding duration between rewards/movement etc., instead of expecting them to move 2ft straight away, as well as making sure you’ve worked on training long enough. Working out what the issue is and changing what you're doing is the best way to do this; if you can't pinpoint the problem, change what you're doing and go back to the start. When to go to the next step? Once your dog has a good understanding of the step before, your dog could get the first step in 2 minutes but take two days for the next. Go at their pace; make it fun and rewarding. The next step is only when they understand and complete what you’re asking. If you go up a step and they seem confused. Go back a step and work a little more gradually towards the next step. Do I need to retrain with the new muzzle? We recommend you go back a few steps when getting a new muzzle. Most dogs will pick it up straight away, but it never hurts to touch upon training. We recommend working on muzzle training each week, even when your dog is completely muzzle trained. Muzzle training upkeep? Even dogs that are fully muzzle trained will benefit from revisiting muzzle training. Like all training should be worked on regularly, muzzle training is no exception. Spending at least once a month (more is better) going back over the steps and creating fun games with rewards will help keep your dog happy to see the muzzle. We asked members to write about muzzle training upkeep. Their answers: “I try to do it every day. My dog gets hand-fed her three meals every day. Muzzle training is often the quickest to do, so I usually do that in the morning before leaving.”- CHARLIE HALL “At least once a week, my dog gets a walk-in her muzzle, so it stays something good and not just the vet thing. Often more than once a week. I also give her a treat every time she puts it on, just to keep it up.”- CINDY MELLO “I try to walk my fully muzzle trained pup once a week with the muzzle on to keep it up. She took forever to take to the muzzle so I don’t want to backtrack.”- ALLIE GARTLAND-GREY Can I muzzle train fast? This very likely is not possible and is asking way too much of your dog. Either pre-plan to get the muzzle well before you need it, and if you can’t, or it was a last-minute decision...Don’t expect your dog to love it in that amount of time. Taking a dog to a place where they could become nervous in a muzzle when not muzzle trained can cause negative associations with it. This can be undone and fixed later, but it’s not recommended unless necessary. My dog pulls away when I try put the muzzle on? We should be teaching our dogs to put their faces into the muzzle. Make sure you’re keeping the muzzle still and asking the dog to place their nose in and hold. If they try to pull away, likely, you’re too far ahead; go back a few steps with muzzle training and work your way back up gradually. It’s not a race. Dog dislikes food rewards? Some dogs can’t or won’t have treats as rewards. This may because of dietary issues, not food motivated etc. You can reward with something they are motivated with. Technically this can be with anything they enjoy, from fetch to tug. Free shaping and rewarding when near it, then touching it, then face in it and building duration. Training may take longer this way depending on the dog because of less repetitions before they’re tired. The only difference is you can’t reward through the muzzles with a toy which is what makes gaining duration easier. You can target train and ask for duration and then transfer to that object at the front of the muzzle and ask the same thing. There is multiple ways to do this. You do what works for you and your dogs. Back To Top

  • Securing A Muzzle | Muzzle Training and Tips

    Securing A Muzzle Securing a muzzle is highly recommended by MTT. Most muzzles come with one strap, which isn’t enough for pretty much all dogs, and the muzzle will easily slip over the ears. We recommend securing to a ‘snug collar’ or making your chin straps secure the muzzle and its straps. Before securing your muzzle make sure you have had its fit checked (or checked yourself) as securing won't help a big or small muzzle if the issue is falling or pulling off. anchor1 Securing Videos Using A Snug Collar Using A Chin Strap Using A Head Strap Not Recommended Goggles Securing a muzzle is highly recommended by MTT. Most muzzles come with one strap which isn’t enough for pretty much all dogs and the muzzle will easily slip over the ears. Securing is also useful in making sure you don't lose your muzzle, we have many members who have off leash or swimming muzzled dogs and losing your muzzle is not fun. You can click through the tabs above to read over the information. The X will bring you back to this first page. Scroll down further for steps to follow and some FAQ. Frequently Asked Securing Questions Does your dog pull off their muzzle? If you are here because your dog is pulling off their muzzle then you first need to work out if there are any other causes to this problem, the most common reason is the dog is in a small/ill fit muzzle or it is not muzzle trained properly. If your muzzle fits and your dog is fully muzzle trained then we would recommend securing the muzzle and working on redirection. Securing to fix the other issues mentioned is not fixing the problem and will only cause more stress. Will securing help a muzzle that is too big? If your muzzle is too big its likely securing won't help, in this case we suggest getting the correct fit, rather then trying to make it stay on by over tightening everything. My muzzle moves around? When fit correctly a muzzle will move around on the nose, securing will help this but it shouldn’t restrict movement fully. A correctly fit muzzle will sit big on the dogs face when closed mouth since the size is for the important pant, so dogs' playing/running without panting are much more likely to have the muzzle move around. My muzzle has more than one strap, does it need securing? It completely depends on the muzzle you have and how it fits your dog. If you think it could slip off, then secure it. If you're sure it's not going anywhere then don't secure. Muzzle pulls into eyes when tightening/securing? If your muzzle goes into the eyes when tightening the strap this is likely a length problem, check fit with MTT then have a look over modifying first. If the length does work then you may need to loosen one strap and tighten the other, as well as using for a bit and retrying different holes until you find the right fit. Can I make a securing strap? Absolutely! Many members choose to make their own straps, you can find all this information under the Securing tab on the Modifying Muzzles page. Back To Top

  • To Modify or Secure | Muzzle Training and Tips

    To Modify or Secure? Sometimes to get a better fit you will need to modify your muzzle, most of the time it will be something small like trimming the noseband, other times it will be something more significant. We have instructions on how to do it all on the modifying pages. ​ As for securing your muzzle we pretty recommend securing every muzzle, but sometimes loosening the muzzle straps then securing will actually help the fit of the muzzle. Modifying Before modifying your muzzle, the first big question is does or will your muzzle fit? If your muzzle does not fit, there is absolutely no reason to modify the muzzle, and instead, you would need to find a better fit for your dog. Once you are sure the muzzle will work for your dog, you can modify what it needs. ​ Usually, people modify for two reasons, function and looks. Those who modify for function usually squish width or cut the nosebands length. Those who modify for looks may paint or wrap their muzzle. There is a ton of ways to modify your muzzle and what your muzzle needs will depend on you, your dog and the muzzle you have. ​ Does the noseband push into the eyes? If yes, and the muzzle fits well elsewhere, you can look at trimming or moving the noseband. What you choose will depend on how well you can d.i.y and how much length the muzzle needs to be taken off. A wire muzzle may need the noseband trimmed with scissors, or if it's a plastic greyhound muzzle, grinding with a Dremel may suit better. ​ Is width a bit big? If yes, you can look at modifying width over your dog's nose; the method you use will depend on the muzzle you have and how much modifying it needs. Sometimes squishing a muzzle can give it a smidge extra height but not enough to use it as a method to gain height. ​ Are the cheeks tight on your dog's face? This is another common issue why a muzzle may be modified; dogs with wider heads like rottis/bullies etc., may have problems with the cheeks being tight but the muzzle fitting well. As long as you don't have to widen a considerable amount, most muzzles like wire and JAFCO can be modified to sit wider on a dog's face. ​ Does your dog need extra padding? Sometimes dogs will need extra padding on their noseband or just adding padding to a muzzle that doesn't have any. This is a simple mod to make, and the only reason we would say no is if you're trying to help rubbing that is from a too-small muzzle. Securing Securing a muzzle is highly recommended by MTT. Most muzzles come with one strap, which isn’t enough for pretty much all dogs, and the muzzle will easily slip over the ears. We recommend securing to a ‘snug collar’ or making your chin straps secure the muzzle and its straps. There is plenty of options and how-to for each muzzle option. Ensuring you know why and how to secure a muzzle correctly is essential in keeping everyone safe and happy. ​ Dog pulling off muzzle? If you have a dog that pulls of the muzzle securing will help stop the muzzle coming off but you will also need to make sure they are not pulling off for a different reason like the muzzle is too small or not muzzle trained fully. ​ Worried abut losing your muzzle? Then we 100% recommend securing it as any muzzle with one strap can come off fairly easily. ​ Have one strap on your muzzle? We definitely recommend securing your muzzle if it only has one strap. Almost every brand has one strap and most will easily pull off if not secured.

  • Accurate Size Charts  | Muzzle Training and Tips

    Accurate Size Charts IDEAL Wire Charts There is only two picture charts for this brand. ​ View number chart HERE. View picture charts HERE. BACK TO TOP These charts are made by me using measurements received from our members and admins, or just from me buying and measuring sizes. Unfortunately one of the biggest issues with most muzzle companies is their incorrect or incomplete measurements making sizing a muzzle incredibly difficult. ​ These charts are as accurate as we can get but this does not mean they are spot on, because most are from members, not all may have measured in the same spot or their tape measurements are slightly off. The picture charts show the exact size and shape of the muzzles which some members prefer. Please do NOT take or screenshot these images. ​ In this order below: CHOPO Wire, JVM Wire, JAFCO, Baskerville Ultra, Greyhound Types, ROZCHOV, M3/M4 Wire, B+F Leather, CHOPO Leather, BASKERVILLE Classic, Bronze Dog, Redline, Prestige Wire, C&S Wire and IDEAL Wire. CHOPO Wire Charts We have made a few charts for this brand, one is to compare the sizes over numerous companies that sell the same muzzle under different numbers/names. The other is a full measurement chart of all CHOPO/FDT sizes. The last charts are basically the same but they only have the sizes that MTT sell. We do have the option to sell all but from our experience the sizes we leave out rarely fit dogs anyway. There is also 40 picture charts for this brand. ​ View number charts HERE. View picture charts HERE. JVM Wire Charts There is three charts for this brand, one is a full measurement chart of all unmeasured (or inaccurately measured) sizes. The other is the chart for the full accurate measurements collected by MTT and our members. Lastly a weight chart to find out how heavy the muzzles are, this is found with the number charts. You can also find 24 picture charts so far, we are always adding more as members send in measurements. ​ View number charts HERE. View picture charts HERE. JAFCO Charts Just two number charts for this brand, one is the full accurate measurements collected by MTT and our members and the other is the weight chart for all the sizes. Also included is the 9 picture charts for each size. ​ View number charts HERE. View picture charts HERE. BASKERVILLE Ultra Charts Only one number chart for this brand, it is the full accurate measurements collected by MTT and our members. There is also 7 picture charts for each size. ​ View number chart HERE. View picture charts HERE. GREYHOUND Type Charts Listed here are the charts for muzzles from The Muzzle Shop, Birdwell, Brocks and AU Brands. We should mention that the muzzle shop measurements come from the awesome owner who got them their self, we just put the measurements into a chart. There is only two picture charts for these. ​ View number chart HERE. View picture charts HERE. ROZCHOV Charts Listed here are the accurate measurements for ROZCHOV muzzles and 5 picture charts so far. We will add more as we get them. ​ View number chart HERE. View picture charts HERE. M3/M4 Wire Charts Listed here are the accurate measurements for M3/M4 Wire muzzles and 13 picture charts. We have decided to not collect more of this brand since so many other sizes are the wrong shape to work on any dog. ​ View number chart HERE. View picture charts HERE. B+F Leather Charts A new brand MTT have access to so there is only two picture charts right now. ​ View number chart HERE. View picture charts HERE. CHOPO Leather Charts A new brand MTT have access to so like above there is only one picture chart right now. ​ View number chart HERE. View picture charts HERE. BASKERVILLE Classic Charts A brand we have limited information on. ​ View number chart HERE. View picture charts HERE. BRONZE DOG Charts Another brand like above that we have limited information on with only 2 picture charts. ​ View number chart HERE. View picture charts HERE. REDLINE Charts There is three picture charts for this brand. ​ View number chart HERE. View picture charts HERE. Prestige Wire Charts There is only a number chart for this brand. ​ View number chart HERE. View picture charts HERE. C&S Wire Charts There is only two picture charts for this brand. ​ View number chart HERE. View picture charts HERE.

  • BASKERVILLE ULTRA | Muzzle Training and Tips

    Back To Top Baskerville Ultra Muzzles Manufacturer: Company of Animals Location: USA Ships: Worldwide Options: 6 sizes Sellers: 20+ Scavenge Proof: Partially, would need to cover the front Bite proof: NO Pros & Cons What is good or bad about these muzzles will depend on the dog, owner and also size. This list below is generalised. PROs: Good for training Inexpensive (exc some countries where wire are cheaper Large Treat hole Head strap option Can modify Available in most places CONS: Smaller size range (small to med/large) It doesn't fit the breeds they suggest Bendable Material Straps are placed weirdly on some models Incorrect sizing/measurements on most websites NOT biteproof Only scavenge proof with mods MTT Info Charts Muzzle Training and Tips are the only ones who have a full and accurate size, measurement and weight chart for these muzzles. Most companies use a wildly inaccurate or incomplete chart, which is unfair to customers who should know exactly what they are purchasing. Measurement Chart Individual Muzzle Charts Dog Muzzle Charts Muzzle Comparison Charts Make & Material Because of the material and flexibility of Baskerville Ultra, they are NOT bite proof. Many dogs can and will get a bite through these muzzles. Unfortunately, the company continues to advertise them as safe when so many times they have been bitten through. Not only do they have large holes the material will collapse under even the strength of my arthritic hand. Whether or not the muzzle works for your dog is irrelevant, people should know this does happen because one bite can end a life. ​ The reason they are claimed 'bite-proof' is that they do not believe in appropriate pant room so technically the muzzles they fit would not allow a bite because the muzzle doesn't allow the dog to open their mouth. Which is dangerous and cruel. ​ Use at own risk if putting on bite risk dogs but stop recommending to others. Look-A-Likes There is hundreds of Baskerville similar muzzles but they are not made by the same company. There is way too many to list and my next goal is collecting more information on the more popular ones. Most will be even more flexible than Baskerville ultra but there is some that are actually much stronger than the ultra and much better choice for bite risks. Really you want to find one with the front covered as much as possible and tough rubber, not flexible like Baskerville ultra. ​ None of the muzzles below are Baskerville Ultra. Where/How To Purchase MTT Muzzles - Garden of Creatures & Creations (AU ONLY) Ships from AU to AU ONLY customers.​ Remember you can get MTT Muzzle coupons after completing a sizing form on Sizing & Fitting Help. ​ BUY HERE ​ OTHER OPTIONS Affiliate links ​ AUS: https://amzn.to/3iiJsCJ https://amzn.to/3CgJIu4 USA: https://amzn.to/3iiJsCJ https://amzn.to/3CgJIu4 ​ CANADA: https://amzn.to/3iiJsCJ https://amzn.to/3CgJIu4 UK: https://amzn.to/3iiJsCJ https://amzn.to/3CgJIu4 EUROPE: https://amzn.to/3iiJsCJ https://amzn.to/3CgJIu4 Load More Member Reviews Personally don't like them very much, as you said good for spares and emergencies. We couldn't seem to find the right fit for either of my collies. They were too small, but if we got a size up it would almost fall off. - Like: good for growing puppy noggins to practice muzzling with or for fosters/temp use and easy to treat through. Dislike: limited sizes that don't really fit any head shape well, not bite proof, rub and cause irritation, the chin strap is a fixed length and makes the muzzle sit incorrectly regardless of head strap, the head strap is annoying. Overall wouldn't recommend for use unless strictly conditioning or for a growing puppy. - We had a Baskerville before we knew much about muzzles. Pro: cheap and easy to find and get Con: most everything else. The top strap was bulky and there wasn't a size that would fit well on our staffy mix or our GSD, they were small and constricting and didn't feel like they offered much durability in an emergency. - I love: that it enables easy rewarding, the optional head strap, the material, easy to clean. I don't like: very limited sizing, not particularly good fit for any of the breeds, especially not large breeds, not bite-proof, the collar loop and the straps under the chin are kinda off-measured, not fitting any of the dogs I have seen wearing one, and it pushes the basket up. - Great for training And growing puppies because of how relatively inexpensive and easily found in pet stores they are, but not much else. Sizing was bad and no matter how much training my dog was always uncomfortable in it. The strap connecting the muzzle to the chin strap was also super annoying and made the muzzle sit badly on my dog’s snout. - It's a great conditioning muzzle for at home you can pick up for cheap at a pet shop. I use Baskervilles for my foster puppies that I take in and at the rescue I'm with, it's easy to clean and give treats through. Dislikes not being bite-proof and can cause skin irritations on the nose because of the material rubbing and found the middle strap annoying as it made everything always sit so awkwardly. Overall I'm not a fan of these muzzles other than conditioning with at home. Sizing BASKERVILLE ULTRA Muzzles Use this database below to help size your dog. It has all the charts linked on this page but also a 'how it could fit' and average measurements that fit in them. MTT Size database

  • 404 Error Page | MTT Help

    Oops There seems to be nothing here. If you are looking for sizing help i am currently closed due to medical issues and will try get it back up asap. Check back every few days or send me an email muzzletrainingandtips@gmail.com and i can try let you know once open. Very sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your understanding.

  • VET/CLOTH | Muzzle Training and Tips

    Vet/Soft Muzzles We constantly have members coming here believing them using a vet/grooming muzzles is okay because vets do it. This is a really warped excuse as these soft muzzles are used in a climate-controlled and monitored environment and should not be used longer than a few minutes. We can give many safer alternatives and hope to see more vets and groomers using safer alternatives to tight cloth muzzles. WHEN THEY CAN BE USED We understand these have a valuable place in may vets and grooming salons and under the right conditions and supervised they are okay to use for short periods. Most are used for dogs first times so the owners didn't know they needed one. When you know your dog wears one of these muzzles you should be actively working to find a safer and comfy size for your dog. Relying on cloth muzzles alone is not fair to dog. ​ There have been cases of dogs dying with these muzzles on and whilst complete accidents in the right conditions it's not something we recommend risking. We strongly believe vets and groomers should work on moving to the safer alternatives we mention below. WHY THEY WORK BUT ARE NOT SAFE The only way these muzzles are bite proof and protect the people or dogs around is by having it so tight that they cannot open their mouth which anyone would know is unsafe and also cruel to make your dog tolerate. So yes they cannot bite in these muzzles as they cannot open their mouth, which also means they cannot breathe properly whilst wearing it. Whilst you should not feel bad if one has to be used in an emergency, just make sure you do more training to keep it positive and find a muzzle that fits well. ​ The tightness around the closed mouth is already so close to using tape, which would be seen as pure cruelty, but because these are cute colours and soft for us to feel a tightly shut mouth is fine. Some people will say 'oh but we don't have them as tight', well then they are not bite proof and you are putting everyone at risk. ALTERNATIVES There is a ton of alternatives to use to these muzzles, not only will MTT give big discounts if you ask on their muzzles because we just want to keep everyone safe but some of the other cheaper brands included are Baskerville Classic, Alfie plastic, Proguard 'soft muzzle', Greyhound muzzles, Kruuse Buster and more. You can also look into the sets of JAFCO sold or MTT does bundles for multiple sizes through the store too. ​ Check out Muzzle Options for all info or skip to Plastic Type Muzzles ​ See image descriptions for names and info for alternatives. ​ Load More Back To Top

  • Open Measurements | Muzzle Training and Tips

    Open Measurements MTT has a particular way to measure your dog, which we believe is the best way to get a good fit; At the same time, some places may suggest differently, so when we refer to measuring your dog, the methods listed below are the only ones MTT use as it has been changed and improved by experience over the last two years. This page will cover measuring full pant/open height and open circumference. Disclaimer: Firstly if your dog is a bite risk to you or doesn't allow hands/things near their face we DO NOT RECOMMEND MEASURING them. Putting your dogs through unnecessary stress when it is possible to use other methods (listed below). On another note please DO NOT use your hands to open your dog's mouth. You should not measure if you have to force any more than a comfortable level. How To Get Your Dogs Open Measurements (3 Parts) 1: Open Height This is equal to your dog's full or regular pant measurement, it's called 'open height' as there are different methods to measure it which are measuring full/regular pant, measuring with a ball accurate to full/regular pant or approximating the dogs full/regular pant height. ​ The open height measurement is taken at the tallest part of the pant (usually the front) straight up and down. Exercise your dog to full or regular pant (depending on what you need) and then measure them. Using a hard/straight measuring tape is best. To get this measurement, you can get your dog exercising and then take the measurement. Taking a few extra days to get this can increase your chance of sizing the first time correctly greatly. You do not have to get this measurement to size, and it's possible to approximate pant height by comparing full pant pic to their closed mouth measurement. ​ If you cannot measure your dogs full/regular pant, read over using a ball further down this page. ​ Please do NOT pull your dogs mouth open for this measurement, its so unfortunate that I have to clarify this but in no way is it safe or necessary, skip the measurement if you can't get it, don't force your dog into a position that's probably not even the same as their pant size. 2. Open Circumference An open circumference is the measurement of your dogs snout around the tallest part whilst they are fully panting (or regular panting depending on what you size muzzle you need) with a soft tape measure or string. ​ Exercise your dog to full pant and then measure as best you can, though this measurement is really difficult to get and pretty unnecessary if you already have the open height measurement, which is much easier. 3. Using A Ball A ball or toy is used to replicate your dogs pant size so you can measure and get the open height & circumference. If sending info and pics into Sizing & Fitting Help forms, only taking a photo of your dog holding a ball does not replace your dogs pant. You cannot only put any ball in their mouth to measure and expect that to be your dogs open height. This is why we mention that taking photos of your dogs pant is helpful, as you can have them hold the ball to compare. This way you will know if the ball is over/under exaggerated or accurate to their full/regular pant. If it is over exaggerated then you know to take a slight amount off their measurements, and if under exaggerated you can add more to the measurement. The approximating tab goes over this more as well. ​ Set 1: This ball picture shows that it is accurate to a full pant. Set 2: This ball picture shows that it overexaggerates the dogs full pant, if the person measured with the ball and I didn't see the full pant or you based their open height off it, it would be likely they would end up with a muzzle that is too big. Either use a smaller ball or approximate by taking off some height. Set 1: Set 2: Back To Top

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