Company of Animals

Baskerville

Our Baskerville Muzzles provide you with reassurance in a wide variety of situations – and for those around you, seeing a muzzled dog shows responsible pet parenting.

If you’re thinking “Should I muzzle my dog?”, then consider those situations where you feel you need additional peace of mind. Whether you need something suitable for a visit to the vet or groomers, for travelling on public transport, or for the daily dog walk, a muzzle is also handy in preventing the scavenging of food waste or wildlife.

Robustly designed for complete safety and comfort, Baskerville muzzles can be confidently used to manage and during the re-training of aggressive or nervous dogs, while allowing them to pant, drink and enjoy life at all times.

 

Designed dog-first

Our humane muzzles allow the dog to pant, drink and receive treats freely. Ideal for training and daily use.

Designed for safety

Our unique patented design provides an advanced bite protection and peace of mind for dogs and people around.

Designed for a custom fit

Our TPR (thermoplastic rubber) basket is re-shapable in hot water for an optimal fitting.

Baskerville Dog Muzzles

Baskerville Ultra Muzzle

Baskerville CLASSIC Muzzle

Should I muzzle my dog?

Positive dog muzzle training

Ultra Muzzle

The latest Baskerville Ultra Muzzle is designed to be easy to use and comfortable for your dog. The neck strap now features a clip connection to aid quick fitting and removal, with an optional lock for extra peace of mind. The head strap has also been re-designed for easier fitting and with no metal work, is lighter and even more comfortable for your dog to wear. Made from high-strength Thermoplastic Rubber (TPR), the muzzle basket can be warmed and moulded to provide a more tailored fit for your dog. Check out the video gallery on this page to find out more.

Fluffy dog wearing a Baskerville Ultra Muzzle
Classic Muzzle

The NEW Baskerville Classic Muzzle has been created using an improved Thermoplastic rubber (TPR) material, which is lighter than the classic plastic design but 4x stronger with increased durability. This unique material allows the Muzzle to be reshaped to a custom fit in hot water. The Baskerville Classic Basket Muzzle comes with an additional guard insert to prevent food and wildlife scavenging on walks, eating rocks, coprophagia and wound licking after surgery.

Dogs wear muzzles for many reasons. From visits to the vet or groomers, to re-training reactive or nervous dogs, and avoiding food scavenging on a walk. And then there’s the growing trend for countries to legislate for certain breeds to wear a muzzle in public places. Whatever the reason, you want your dog to be happy and secure at all times.

The Company of Animals range of Baskerville Muzzles are designed to guarantee your dog’s comfort by allowing them to drink and pant freely. This is especially important if the muzzle is being worn for longer periods of time. Many fabric sock or soft silicone muzzles may, at first glance, appear kinder for dogs, but they can seriously compromize a dog’s welfare and safety.

If you’re using a muzzle to manage aggressive behavior, it’s important that the product you use is fit for purpose, and that it provides complete security for your dog, and safety for those around you. All Baskerville muzzles are designed for use with reactive dogs, supporting their rehabilitation by allowing for positive reward treating during the re-training process.

If your dog is showing signs of aggression to other animals or people it is wise for both you and your dog’s safety to consider muzzling the dog in the short term. Please ensure you take time to acclimatise your dog to the muzzle at home before using on walks and in other public spaces.

Aggressive behavior in dogs is often the result of underlying anxiety or stress so we always recommend seeking the advice of a dog behaviorist to resolve the problem long term. Your vet should be able to recommend a suitable animal behaviourist to help.

If you are near to our Pet Centre we are specialists in this issue and can provide consultation service to look at the individual situation and triggers for your dog.

We would recommend the Baskerville Anti-Scavenge Muzzle (Sizes 1-10) as this includes an additional plastic guard at the end of the muzzle to prevent eating of food waste and other items like other dogs poo! Both the Baskerville Ultra and Anti-Scavenge Muzzles are suitable to use on your dog for the prevention of wildlife catching and scavenging.

Interestingly, what may initially appear as a kinder muzzle may actually be a potential welfare issue for your dog. If you are considering what type of muzzle to purchase it is imperative you consider how long the muzzle will be worn for and is it safe for your dog. Sock or fabric style muzzle should only be used for very short periods of time (less than 5 minutes) as this design of muzzle limits the dog’s ability to pant or drink. Sock / fabric muzzles muzzles should never be used for walking or exercising your dog as they do not allow dogs to pant freely (and therefore cool down) meaning your dog could overheat which is extremely dangerous. Silicone rubber muzzles have been proven to be a safety risk if used with dogs that are reactive or aggressive as the muzzle basket is too soft and the dog can still bite with this style of muzzle on. Please see the video on this Baskerville brand page for further information.

Our range of Baskerville Muzzles provide reassurance to dog owners for a wide variety of situations. Muzzles are another great tool in the training box for dog owners, and ultimately provide peace of mind so dogs can safely enjoy life to the full with their owners.

Baskerville Muzzles are suitable for visits to the groomers or vets, for dogs travelling on public transport and are also ideal for daily dog walks when meeting new dogs or people and to prevent scavenging of wildlife and food waste (Baskerville Anti-Scavenge only).

Robustly designed for complete safety Baskerville Muzzles can be confidently used to manage and re-train reactive or nervous dogs that can lash out to protect themselves.

All Baskerville products are designed for optimum dog comfort and welfare, allowing dogs to pant and drink at all times. The Baskerville Ultra muzzle can be moulded in warm water to provide a more tailored fit for your dog.

We believe it is good practice to acclimatise your dog to wearing a muzzle and we recommend muzzle training your puppy from the age of 12 weeks old onwards in case they need to wear a muzzle in the future at the vet or groomers. It is important to take extra time and patience whilst acclimatising a puppy to a muzzle. If your dog is showing signs or aggression to other animals or people it is wise for both you and your dog’s safety to consider muzzling the dog in the short term. Aggressive behavior in dogs is often the result of underlying anxiety or stress so we always recommend seeking the advice of a dog behaviorist to resolve the problem long term. Your vet should be able to recommend a suitable animal behaviourist to help.

If you are near to our Pet Centre we are specialists in this issue and can provide consultation service to look at the individual situation and triggers for your dog.

A dog can wear a muzzle for lots of different reasons. From the traditional management of aggressive behavior or ensuring safe handling at the vet, through to avoiding food and wildlife scavenging.

A muzzle will initially feel unusual for your dog. So, take your time to acclimatize them to this new item and enable them to see it as a positive process, not a punishment. If wearing a muzzle becomes part of your daily dog-walking routine, then your dog will view it in the same way as putting on their lead. Check out the ‘how to’ videos in the Baskerville Ultra Muzzle product page on this website for some top tips on introducing a muzzle to your dog.

The Baskerville Muzzles have been ergonomically shaped for a dog’s face and head, therefore these muzzles would be unsuitable for smaller animals. We would recommend to seek alternatives in this case to suit the needs of your small friend.

We would recommend the Baskerville Anti-Scavenge Muzzle (Sizes 1-10) as this includes an additional plastic guard at the end of the muzzle to prevent the scavenging of food waste and other items like other dogs poo! Both the Baskerville Ultra and Anti-Scavenge Muzzles are suitable to use on your dog for the prevention of wildlife catching.