Dog Muzzle: How It Should Fit & How to Adjust

How a Dog Muzzle Should Fit?

Congratulation! You have just bought a new muzzle for your dog, unpacked it, and... It doesn't fit! What to do?

Wire Muzzle for Doberman

Doberman Muzzle of Correct Size

How Dog Muzzle is Fixed?

A muzzle is fixed on a dog's snout with straps. There are different types of dog muzzles with 2, 3 or 4 straps. They are all linked and set on the back of the dog's head. The most convenient model has 4 leather straps. The main strap goes around a dog's head like a collar and the other 3 straps are fastened to it: 2 side and 1 forehead between the dog's ears.

Tervuren Muzzle Tervuren Muzzles Belgian Tervuren Shepherd Muzzle

Leather Dog Muzzle Fixation

How Dog Muzzle Should Fit?

Walking or training dog muzzle shouldn't be too tight, your pet should open its mouth a bit (except of muzzles for a vet visits). Your dog's nose shouldn't rest against the upper part of the muzzle. At the same time, the straps must fix the muzzle not allow it to slip off a dog’s head. Your dog shouldn't have a possibility to dislodge the muzzle with its paws. Good muzzle also shouldn't cut into your dog's skin under its eyes.

Rottweiler Dog Muzzle

Happy Rottweiler with Our Comfy Padded Dog Muzzle on

What to Do if Muzzle Doesn't Fit?

If the purchased muzzle sits as it shouldn't, try to adjust it. All the straps of our dog muzzles have several eyelets for size regulation. Unbuckle the straps and fasten ithem to the other holes to make the item tighter or looser. If the muzzle still sits wrong, make a photo of your dog in the item from different perspectives and send us them. We will solve the problem in the shortest possible term.

If it is your first muzzle, read our article how to accustom the dog to the muzzle.

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