In my opinion, muzzles receive a bad-rap, especially the basket muzzle. I LOVE the basket muzzle and in particular the Baskerville Ultra basket muzzle. I like this muzzle because it fits almost all breeds of dog, it has four points to secure it and it allows the dog to pant, drink and take treats.
You need to slowly and properly introduce the muzzle so that it becomes a good training aid for you and your dog. I use the method shown in the video to introduce and acclimate dogs to the muzzle. Remember muzzles are not bad, they are not punishment. Muzzles allow us to keep dogs and handlers safe.
The first thing we must do is protect the dog. Dogs with a bite record can be life-threatening to the dog. Most bites are the result of fear, we need to build confidence and teach proper behavior with people and/or other dogs. We can only do that safely and humanely with the use of a safe, secure and properly fitted muzzle.