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Boots

Discussion in 'Sheltie Chat' started by GlennR, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. GlennR

    GlennR Premium Member

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    We've tried a few makes of dog boots. It is rare for them to stay on for a whole walk which means I spend most of the walk watching carefully for a thrown boot and subsequently, searching through the snow for whichever one has been dropped. It's frustrating. Are any of you having better luck and if so, what boots did you get for your Sheltie(s)?
     
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  2. Wendy C

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    We gave up, I tried a great pair from Etsy....didn’t fit properly even though we measured to their specifications, tried Muttlucks....again measured and no go went to PetSmart and got something there ....nope!!! We have given up after our walk we wash off Cooper’s paws and dry them. Good luck let me know if you find something! :)
     
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  3. Cindy

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    ruffwear griptex. different sizes for front and back (buy in pairs). gavin never looses them.
     
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    Cindy, Cooper is a spoiled boy, but $101 Canadian is pricey for a dog who is still growing! :)
     
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    I know it may sound weird... but, can you make a hole in each of the boots and tie a string through them and weave them through her harness?
    Kinda like putting a string on kid's gloves and running them through their coat sleeve?
     
  6. mimiretz

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    We gave up on boots, partly because of that very reason. We use the musher's stuff if it's really cold. It keeps his feet free from frostbite and he doesn't mind it as much as he did the boots.
     
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  7. Hanne

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    Same here :yes:
     
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    I actually thought about that, but wondered what happens after you come inside...we have hardwood floors...do you remove the “stuff” once inside? Thanks. :). Hanne this is to you as well! :)
     
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    Yep, just use a wipe (like a baby wipe although made for dogs) on his paws. It also removes any remaining snow or ice that got stuck to his fur. He's not crazy about it but knows he'll get a treat if he lets us do that. And since treats are worth anything, well...
     
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  10. Cindy

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    I use hair ties to do this by threading them through the plastic velcro bits...I call them bootie keepers :)
    funny thing is Gavin never throws his boots!
     

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