Muzzle Up!

Muzzles can be used for many reasons. Certainly, if your dog is a bite risk to yourself, other people, or animals, consider a muzzle.   I love to muzzle train my dogs in case of emergency. If your dog has a serious injury requiring veterinary care, the vet may need to use a muzzle.

Muzzling your dog can prevent:

  • Biting
  • Ingesting rocks and other inappropriate things
  • Too rough play
  • Play escalating to fights

Your dog should have enough room to pant fully. Picture a tennis ball in your dog’s mouth. Will the muzzle still fit? If not, it is too small.

Locally, the most common muzzle is the Baskerville. comes in a few sizes and fits some dogs well.   If you have a dog who is a serious bite risk, a determined powerful dog and bend the Baskerville rubber and still bite.

Khaos Muzzles

These not bite-proof but they are pretty and useful for many dogs who do not pose a serious bite risk:

Here are two places to buy bite-proof muzzles. My preference it the first. The Jafco (second) might be a bit hot for long walks in summer.

Dean & Tyler Freedom Muzzle

They  have amazing customer service. There is a measuring guideline on their website. Have a friend take pictures while you measure your dog. Send the images and measurements to them at  They will help you choose the correct size.



These are clear plastic with ventilation holes. They fit narrow muzzles better than wide blocky ones



Here is a great Facebook group to learn about muzzle options, how to measure and pick a size: