Best Dog Muzzles 2022 – Tried & Tested By A Professional Dog Trainer

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With a growth in behaviour issues, and muzzle stigma finally leaving, what are the best muzzles on the market? With so many to choose from, it’s really hard to know where to start. Whether your dog is reactive, whether they scavenge, or they get nervous at the vets or groomers, or maybe you’re just super cautious! Having a dog muzzle trained is one of the single most practical pieces of training you can do.

How I’m Comparing The Muzzles In The Best Dog Muzzles For This Year.

  • Value – Not all muzzles are made equal, this metric is to describe how valuable these muzzles are vs others in their price point.
  • Bite-Proofness – Surprisingly, not all muzzles are biteproof! This is a way to show you how secure the muzzle is if your dog is a bite-risk.
  • Comfort – Whilst I can’t ask my testers (Aka Indie!) how comfortable it is, I can get an idea of how comfortable it is for him.
  • Robustness – is the muzzle able to take a hit? Is it brittle? Is your dog likely to chew through it?
  • Security – Can it be slipped easily? Is it secure? Or is it likely to fail you? High stars means it’s secure!
  • Weight – Is it heavy? Ideally we want it to be lightweight so that we can intrude upon our dogs in a minimal fashion.
  • Treat Delivery – It’s important as a part of training that we can deliver treats to our pups!
  • Mouth Movement – the ability to pant, drink and vomit is critical when looking at muzzles for safety reasons.
  • Airflow – the ability to breath is … not really an option is it? But some designs can be more restrictive than others.
If you want to read more into these and how I’m structuring these scoring points? Check out 9 Considerations To Make When Buying A Muzzle For Your Dog. This said, there is also an element of personal preference that’s hard to nail down, per se.

Why Are There No Cloth Muzzles On This List?

Well, that would be because they’re no an appropriate muzzle. Many of them refer to them as “Emergency muzzles” or “Groomers muzzles” or “Vet muzzles” – but they are not designed to be worn for considerable periods of time.

Why Is The Muzzle I Was Looking At Not On The List?

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