Treatment Type: Training Products
Rated for: Border Collie
Posted Apr. 20, 2018
Muzzles won't stop a dog from feeling anxious or fearful, but they prevent him from injuring other dogs or people.
Some owners walk their dogs with a muzzle on, as they are concerned that if another dog was to run up to their pet, their dog may not react well. Often it is used as a preventative measure. I am a fan of Basket muzzles- the ones which the dog can easily breathe and drink through. They don't apply excessive pressure on the mouth.
I also recommend that any dog showing signs of anxiety in the veterinary clinic should be muzzled. This is to protect both the owner, other dogs and the vet. Many dogs, who are lovely at home, may snap or try to bite a vet through anxiety. Please don't be offended if a veterinarian asks you to muzzle your dog. They can often pick up tiny hints of anxiety that your dog is showing and it is safer for everyone involved.