Introducing a muzzle to your dog
When first introducing the Baskerville Ultra, place food in your hand and allow the dog to eat through the muzzle – to encourage him to voluntarily put his nose into the muzzle. Continue to do this until he is happy, at which point you can then secure the back strap, which should be sufficiently tight to prevent the dog from removing it.
It is useful to pre-locate the holes in the webbing strap to ensure it is easier to fit when on the dog. When fitted, there should be about ½ cm between the end of the dog’s nose and the end of the muzzle. If you do not need to use the top strap, it can be removed.
The acclimatisation process should not be rushed to ensure the dog accepts wearing a muzzle as a positive process not a punishment. In the end if it becomes part of the daily routine when going for a walk then the dog will view it in the same way as putting on their lead!
Tailored fitting of the ULTRA Muzzle
The ULTRA Muzzle can be warmed and moulded by hand to provide a more tailored fit for your dog.
To avoid any heat injury to hands we would suggest placing the rubber part of the muzzle in a bowl of hot tap water (not boiling water) and leave to soak for about 5 minutes.
Then reshape the muzzle by hand and test fit on dog. You may need to do a couple of cycles of this shaping and fitting process to get the fit right.
Please note - the muzzle reshaping process might have to be repeated every few months as the rubber will pull back to its original shape over a period of time.
If you are not sure what size Baskerville Muzzle you need, click here for our size guide.