I tried two different types of basket muzzle (the kind that let your dog pant, drink, and eat) before ordering a BUMAS muzzle from Austria. On the whole, she is “okay” with a muzzle. I spent a lot of time conditioning her to accept it — for use, primarily, at the vet’s office. Although she has not bitten anyone (yet), it feels prudent to muzzle her in situations where she is over threshold and being handled. One day, too, I want to work with her near children, in which case I’d want to err — even more than usual — on the side of caution.