There are many reasons why a dog may bite and it is very important to get the right diagnosis. Many bites are driven by fear though some dogs will bite when frustrated, or even when over-excited if they haven’t learned to use their mouths gently. Dogs are a social species and will try everything to avoid having to bite so it is important that you learn how to read your dog’s body language and to identify when undesirable behaviour may occur.
There are many factors which play a part in determining whether a dog will bite including its genetics, prior experience of biting, whether it was thoroughly socialised, humanely trained and whether it is appropriately cared for and kept in good health. It is possible for all breeds to bite and so the key to dog bite prevention is for you to be a responsible dog owner.
If you know your dog has aggressive tendencies, then it is irresponsible to risk the health of others by not taking suitable precautions. There are legal implications for dog aggression and your dog could even be removed from your care. While it is advisable to seek personal advice if your dog bites, it is sensible to introduce a muzzle to limit potential damage. If you are unsure about how your dog may respond in potentially problematic situations such as when meeting new people or other animals, it is advisable to use a muzzle and a training lead to ensure safety.
The Mikki Nylon Muzzle inhibits your dog from biting, barking, and chewing while still allowing drinking, panting, and vomiting. Our muzzles are available in an amazing 13 different sizes – to cater for all breeds.
Making sure you have the correct size is vital. Always try a muzzle on your dog to ensure the right size. A nylon muzzle should have a snug fit, but allow you to fit a finger in between the muzzle and your dogs skin. If your dog is prone to biting, always you have someone to help you so that you always remain safe when you are fitting a muzzle. Praise and reward your dog while the muzzle is on so that good associations are built up and so your dog does not start to avoid it.
Nylon Muzzles are designed for short term use only and should not be used during hard exercise or be over tightened, as this could interfere with your dog’s natural cooling system and/or cause discomfort. If your dog is aggressive and unpredictable it is advisable to seek professional help and advice.
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