Dogs always have the tendency to bite; it is in their nature. Even well-trained dogs can snap and inflict harm on people and other dogs. Putting them on a leash helps. However, this is sometimes insufficient in removing the biting risk in certain situations. That is why dog trainers and veterinarians always recommend having the dog wear a muzzle. One of the best dog muzzles on the market is Baskerville’s Ultra Muzzle.
The Baskerville Ultra Muzzle works like any other bite-limiting dog contraption. You fit it around the dog’s snout or muzzle and secure the straps behind its head and neck. This will create a barrier between the dog’s mouth and anything else that the animal might bite on.
One good feature of the Baskerville is that it features thermoplastic rubber construction. It is tough and durable. Your dog should be able to use this device for many years. Baskerville used high-quality TPR in the construction of the Ultra Muzzle to allow for custom fitting. Different canine pets have different head anatomies. Some have a wider head while others have a narrower one. There are also those that have longer muzzles than others.
The thermoplastic rubber construction of the muzzle allows pet owners to mold it. They only need to heat the base of the muzzle to help soften it a bit. Once softened, they can shape the frame to conform to the contours of the dog’s head or face. This makes it a lot easier to ensure better and more comfortable fit for the dog.
The design of the muzzle is also noteworthy. It serves as a shell or the face guard that American football players use. It creates a shield right in front of the dog’s muzzle without affecting the dog’s ability to move its mouth. It can still pant to help it cool itself during warm days. It can also stick out its tongue to drink from its water bowl. The space in front of the dog’s mouth is also large enough to let the pet eat and enjoy its meal.
However, it is crucial to choose the right size. Too large a Baskerville Ultra Muzzle and your dog can still bite objects, people, and other animals. Too small and it will not be comfortable for the pet. While Baskerville designed the Ultra Muzzle in 6 sizes, there will always be dogs that have larger muzzles than the largest size of the muzzle. The circumference of the largest Ultra is about 16 inches. If your pet has a muzzle circumference that is larger than this, then the Ultra Muzzle might not be a good choice.
Overall, the Bakersville Ultra Muzzle is a nice tool for addressing bite risks in one’s pet.
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