|Barked: Mon Dec 27, '10 5:14pm PST |
|Maizie... My ex is a firearms instructor; they don't take ear protection lightly and it has come a long way since when he started teaching in the 70's. Before I made the purchase, I had him check them out. I also asked all the K-9 officers I knew (and later the MWD crew); the general consensus is that the Mutt Muffs provide much better protection than cotton balls or the foam plugs (which offer literally no protection).
The custom molded sets are better, but you have to buy the correct set for your application (musician, shooter, construction, etc). I haven't seen any of them marketed for the dogs; I have already considered pairing them with the MMs for ultimate protection. That is what most of the guys I know use - other FA instructors, pistol team members, CERT/SWAT members, etc.
As for comfort, Scooter wouldn't keep them on, let alone ask for them, if they were uncomfortable. The only down side to them (which really isn't a bad thing) is that they eliminate enough noise the dog can't hear you if you use a normal tone; hand signals are needed.
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