Can dogs sniff the ground when wearing Muffin's Halo? Our dog has been slowly losing her sight because of an eye condition. She has adapted, with very little sight, to her surroundings and sniffs all the time to work out where she is. Today she has had to have her eyes removed.
Thanks for getting in touch. Yes in short your dog will be able to sniff the ground with the Halo on. The Halo is better than other blind head gear because the board that sits above the dogs' shoulders does not fall forward when the dog puts their head down (perhaps to sniff).
You might find this video useful:
If you look 3/4 of the way through the video you will see a dog outside sniffing the grass.
Muffin’s Halo Black Braille ® is a 3 piece must-have device that helps blind dogs transition. Becoming familiar with existing or new surroundings quickly. It starts as a harness wrapped snug around a dog’s neck and torso. The wing attaches to the neck of the harness. The halo attaches to the wing and when placed on the neck of the harness, the halo is just above the eye level.
Now the halo acts as a buffer to safeguard a blind dog’s head, nose, face and shoulders from bumping into hard surfaces. As the halo taps hard surfaces, it sends a signal to the dog alerting them to go in a different direction. They catch on very fast and it is truly amazing to watch their confidence level rise. Wearing the harness also makes them feel cuddled and less anxious.