We have searched for a good quality dog sock that is lightweight and has a rubberized bottom to provide traction but to also protect their paws from HOT PAVEMENTS
This dog sock/ boot has it all.
If your dog is allergic to bee stings-use these boots to insure that your dog doesn't get stung!
- Pack of 4 socks.
- Prices vary by size
- Soft quality cotton
- Wrap-around Traction
- Anti-slip sole with rubber bottom & covered top of toes
- Machine washable
- Indoor & Outdoor Use
- Protects Paws from HOT PAVEMENTS, burs, foxtails, spiders, bees and all outdoor hazards
Grips on slippery surfaces and is useful for dogs with hip issues and arthritis.Protection:
For dogs with foot injuries, allergies, and sensitive feet. PAWks can offer comfortable protection from outdoor or indoor irritants. Use waterproof spray on the PAWks to protect paws from salt and ice.Scratch Prevention:
Protect your hardwood floors from nail scratches.Tips:
Clip dog’s claws before wearing. Dogs may prance when first wearing PAWks, it helps to distract them with a treat or their favorite toy until they get used to them.
How To Train Your Dog To Wear Boots
Training-Take it Step by Step
Training your dog to wear boots is more about patience on your part rather than the dog’s.
It will take some time, especially if your pooch has an issue with someone handling his feet. Work slowly and at your dog’s pace.
- Have your dog in a standing position (get some help from another person if your dog won’t stand) on a non-slip area—carpet works best.
- Slip a boot on one of his feet but don’t fasten it.
- Take the boot off and reward your dog with a small treat.
- The next day, repeat the process, only place the boot on a different foot. Don’t forget to reward your dog.
- Repeat this process each day using a different foot. Once you’ve accomplished placing the boot on each foot individually, try putting boots on two paws at the same time. Each day, put the boots on two different paws.
- Eventually work your way up to placing all four boots on your dog’s paws at the same time, but don’t fasten them.
- Once your dog is comfortable with wearing all four boots unfastened, start the process over with one boot on one foot with a fastened boot. By this time, your dog should be pretty comfortable with you handling his feet and wearing the boots because he knows he’ll receive a tasty treat when he’s done.
How To Measure For Dog Boots
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- You wouldn’t want to stick your size 10 foot in a size 8 shoe because it’d be incredibly uncomfortable. The same goes for your dog, which is why we’re here to help you measure your dog’s foot to ensure a comfortable fitting boot.
- To measure the width of your dog’s foot, place the foot on a piece of paper and press down on the top of the foot, mimicking how the foot spreads when the dog’s walking.
- Mark the left and the right side of the foot on the paper and measure the distance between the marks. Compare this to the boot sizes. The width of the foot should be smaller than the boot size. For example, if the foot width is 1 1/2 inches, order an XSmall at 1 3/4 inches.
- Unfortunately, there isn't a perfect solution for dogs that drag their feet. - we haven't found a material that will stand up to dragging and still be comfortable for the dog. Some customers use the Rugged boots and then apply Shoe Goo as wear appears.
Does My Dog Need Boots?
Consider the type of activities your dog does and what kind of surface he does them on. If any of the following apply to your dog, he may need a set of dog boots to protect his feet.
- You live in a part of the country that experiences snowy and icy winters where salt or other chemicals are used to keep sidewalks and streets clear. These types of chemicals can irritate the pads of your dog’s feet, causing dryness and painful cracking and bleeding.
- Your dog walks on hot pavement in the summer.
- You pooch walks and runs a lot.
- You take your dog for walks over rough surfaces – rocks, thorns, foxtails, burrs, etc.
- Your dog has a paw injury.
- Your dog has a skin condition that causes him to scratch himself constantly