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Old 07-14-2012, 08:50 PM
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I need a muzzle for my Rhodesian Ridgeback boy.

He's strong, so I need something that could withstand him banging it around a little. I also want him to still be able to open his mouth and drink water and pant. Also something secure...I don't need him being able to just shake it or paw it off. I have little experience with muzzles, so any personal experiences with whatever brand you recommend would be great for you to share with me.

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Old 07-14-2012, 09:02 PM
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:33 PM
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Baskerville Ultra Muzzle
yup. I love these most.
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:38 PM
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They're hard for them to pull off? He must not be able to get it off in the "heat of the moment" per say.
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:42 PM
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What are you needing it for? Will he be wearing it a long time, short periods, unsupervised? That sort of thing...
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Old 07-14-2012, 10:20 PM
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They have an optional head strap for security. These are by far one of the best designs I've handled, and I looked at a lot at the trade shows. Also much easier to feed treats through than other muzzles.
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:24 PM
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Never unsupervised and never for longer than an hour. It's basically to make sure he doesn't rip the loose neighborhood dogs limb from limb when we go out on our walks...so it needs to be sturdy enough to withhold him actually trying to BITE something. Which is the point, so I'm sure most of them do that...just want to be double sure. Lol.
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Why not drive somewhere else to walk him? He will still be able to muzzle punch and possibly injure them, just fyi...
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Old 07-15-2012, 01:12 AM
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I'm not going to drive somewhere new just to take him potty, lol.
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If youíre encountering loose dogs that frequently and heís having that many issues with them, its very possible that heís practicing a lot of behaviors that are going to give you problems even when loose dogs arenít around.

In addition to muzzling, Iíd work on desensitizing him to other dogs.
Very often you can diffuse a loose dog situation just by having your dog be completely un reactive. Obviously thatís going to take a lot of training, but if you can prevent him having opportunities to practice reactivity as much as possible, it will help the training tremendously.

And yes, a dog the size of a ridgeback can still do significant damage even muzzled.
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