The Husher Muzzle 0Many products that stop a dog from barking do so by delivering an electric shock. This can be cruel, and the dog only stops barking because it is scared of the shock. The Husher simply tires the dog out when it opens its mouth wide enough to bark, there are no shocks involved.
When a dog is amongst other dogs, the pack leader will show his superiority by grasping the other dogs’ muzzles in its mouth. The Husher works on the same philosophy.
Dogs feel greater security when they know who is boss. The Husher shows a dog who is the boss, and you will receive greater obedience from a dog that is wearing it.
The Husher has an elastic panel that gently, but firmly, puts pressure on the dog’s muzzle. There is very little pressure on the muzzle when the dog is not trying to bark, but when the dog tries to bark the pressure increases, tiring the dog and removing his desire to bark. He is still able to pant and drink without hindrance, it is only when a dog tries to open its jaw wide enough to bark that the Husher kicks in.
The Husher can help to also reduce other unwanted behaviours apart from barking, including aggression, biting and stress. Because dogs bark for many different reasons, it is important to understand why your dog is barking and you may be able to stop or reduce the barking much faster. If your dog does seem to be in physical or psychological pain, visit your veterinarian for advice.
Selecting the correct size of The Husher that fits your dog is very important.
0: Pomeranian, Yorkie
1: Toy Poodle, Pomeranian
2: Sheltie, Jack Russell
3: Sheltie, Jack Russell, Schnauzer
4B: Beagle, Schnauzer
5: Doberman, German Shepherd, Labrador
6: Boxer, Standard Poodle
7A: Setter, German Shepherd, Labrador
7B: Rottweiler, Boxer
8: Great Dane, Bloodhound
Fitting The Husher to your dog.
Once you have The Husher with you, identify the top side of it for correct fitting. The top side has the word 'Husher' branded on it for easy identification. Slide the Husher, top side up, over your dogs snout so that it fits snugly. If it is difficult to fit then you should consider the next size up if it is too tight, or the next size down if it is too loose. An incorrectly fitted or wrong sized Husher will not change the unwanted behaviours of your dog. It is very important the correct size of the Husher is used otherwise the dog may not be able to pant, drink or eat. The Husher has the black elastic at the top which is slightly cut back so that it wont rub up against your dogs face.
Snap the buckle together behind your dog's neck and tighten the strap so that it is firm, but not overly tight. If you find that after pulling the strap tight, your dog still removes The Husher, then try wrapping the strap once around your dog's collar before you snap the buckle together.
Do not leave your dog unattended while wearing The Husher until you are certain it can pant and drink properly. Check your dog regularly.
Training your dog with The Husher:
To get your dog used to wearing The Husher, leave it on for two minutes, remove it and then repeat several times. The time and frequency The Husher is used should be gradually increased until the dog accepts it. Once your dog is comfortable wearing The Husher, you can begin to train and modify their unwanted behaviour.
Teach your dog a moderate verbal "Hush" command when wearing the Husher or displaying unwanted behaviour. If you find that your dog continues to bark or struggle whilst wearing the Husher, then try distracting your pet during the process by either playing with them or taking them for a walk.
Don't forget to praise and reward your pet when he or she behaves properly. Positive reinforcement is a good thing.
THE HANDLER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ANIMAL'S SAFETY AND BEHAVIOUR AT ALL TIMES.