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These light weight basket style muzzles are suitable for most whippets as well as smaller lurchers (sighthound crosses) and podencos. They are both practical and comfortable, allowing dogs to pant, drink, take treats, vocalise and play, whilst providing a physical barrier to biting/nipping.
The muzzles are made from sturdy plastic.* They have a leather strap and buckle which we recommend adjusting so that your dog is not able to remove the muzzle by rubbing it against the ground or pawing at it.
*Please note these muzzles are slightly more flexible but less durable than our standard basket muzzles.
Many sighthounds are already used to wearing muzzles and don't mind one bit, but it can still be a good idea to desensitise your dog to wearing a muzzle so that they do not feel frightened or uncomfortable. We recommend creating a positive association with the muzzle by pairing it with yummy treats, fun games or something your dog really likes. Gradually build up the time your dog is wearing the muzzle for, starting with only a few seconds at first, so that your dog slowly gets used to the sensation of having it on.
This video demonstrates nicely how you can teach your dog to accept (and enjoy!) wearing a muzzle
Please note that dogs with a high prey drive or those with a history of reactivity/aggression towards other dogs may still be able to inflict injuries whilst wearing these muzzles if they are off lead and outwith your close control. Therefore we would recommend taking other safety precautions (e.g. keeping your dog on lead) under those circumstances.
Muzzles are a frequently discussed product in our shop so we thought it would be useful to provide a handy article that will hopefully dispel some of the myths and stigmas attached to muzzles and explain why they are often actually the sign of someone being a responsible dog owner and minimising the risk to their own dog and others.
We donate 100% of the profits from the sale of these muzzles to Scottish Greyhound Sanctuary.
The muzzles are usually available in a number of different colours - black, red, white, blue, green, yellow, orange, pink... - please state if you have a strong preference for which colour you receive (including a back up colour in case we don't have the one you'd like in stock) otherwise we will just choose one at random to send.
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