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Training Halter And Basket Muzzle, Can My Dog Wear Both?

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Hello everyone, we are now at the 7 week mark with Toby and he has well and truly worked his way into our hearts.


I've posted before about Toby's reactivity to other dogs and after some advice we have switched to a training halter in order to have more head control when walking. Toby has a green collar, therefore legally doesn't need to wear a muzzle in public, and he never gets close enough to another dog to bite or snap due to the reactivity, so we have been walking him without the muzzle and have seen some improvement. Less pulling and definitely more head control to break a stare off with another dog.


The behaviour training group we have been attending have recommended that we try to socialise Toby with our friends dog, which will obviously require Toby to get very close to their dog. Can Toby wear the training halter and his wire basket muzzle at the same time, or could this hurt him?



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I don't see why not, but hopefully somebody,more knowledgable will chime in. Good luck!

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I think this is the kind of thing you're using with Toby? https://www.chewy.com/petsafe-premier-gentle-leader-quick/dp/52205 It's the kind that goes around the dog's own muzzle, not the harness? Another brand is called Halti. Would the training halter fit over or under the wire basket muzzle? What does your wire basket muzzle look like? I think you are in Australia -- in the US, greys wear plastic basket muzzles.

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I'm betting your in Australia since I don't think any other country has laws regarding greyhounds (Australia seems to think they're vicious dogs).


It's very unusual to see people walking their dogs with muzzles on in the US. Also very unusual for people to use head halters on them--they don't seem to fit very well--I'm guessing your dog trainer has very little greyhound experience?


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