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We got this because sometimes our rescue pup gets a little antsy and nippy - he had an ear issue and we needed to clean the injury, but he wouldn't let us near it without trying to bite. So we got the muzzle, measuring his snout and following the size guide.
Pros: it seems fairly comfortable for a muzzle (at least for the short periods we needed it for, which was only like 3 minutes at a time to clean the ear) and it's easy to use.
Cons: it didn't really fit - it was too big (following the size guide) so he can slide his nose out, which doesn't make it useful. But we can't return it or exchange it for another size, which means we're stuck with a muzzle that doesn't really work. I may try to alter it by hand, since I might as well, but I wish it had followed the size guide better.
I ordered a size 2 muzzle for my dog; description of product said it would fit a beagle, & my dog is about the same size. Product arrived quickly but was much too small, couldn't even get it on him. I used my credit card rewards points, so it didn't cost me anything & would cost me more to send back, so I just kept it & will give it to my Veterinarian at our next visit, as I'm sure he will be able to use it. The product seems to be well made & durable, & I only ordered it in hopes that it would help so I could attempt to cut my dog's nails rather than taking him somewhere that stresses him out more. My advice would be to order a size larger than what the description says.
Bought this muzzle for my australian shepherd. After only having this for a month or two the bottom is almost completely worn through and will have to be thrown away. The strap has to be tightened often to keep it in place. This muzzle does help cut back on some barking which was my main reason for purchasing it. I would not recommend this if you are looking for a muzzle to completely stop a dog from barking. My dog is able to pant, drink and eat with this muzzle on.
It rides up to my dog's eyes which is unfortunate. Also the mouth opening is a little too wide so it almost defeats its purpose. If you are purchasing this to prevent a dog bite, choose something else. Your dog can open its mouth just enough to nip at whatever comes near. (I have a tall, large dog-- over 80lbs.) While the muzzle startled her because it is closed on the sides, once she realized that it was open in front, she put on a show trying to eat whatever she could grab in the garden.
Have a rescue shep. mix, he's great but has potential to lunge at other dogs and has done so. We minimize all risk of biting with the muzzle. For the price, it's been good. Have had it for about 6 months, he wears it every day when we go out to public places. One part is kind of falling off but can be sewn back in place. At the front, around nose, lots of fraying. He could still nib a dog though with it on. We're going for a basket muzzle next instead. Great for travel or limited use but not a long lasting, every day muzzle.