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02-03-2014 01:21 PM
SuperG I have used the 1000 Denier Cordura® booties from this web site.

They are cheap and easy to put on and work well for those days when it's very cold, fresh snow and if there is salt/chemicals on the street. For iceball formation, I'm sure most try and trim some of the longer fur between the pads.

I get plenty of opportunity to use them in MN this year.

I also use Musher's Secret for play sessions in the backyard when booties are not the best choice as they impede the dog's full out stride. Musher's Secret does make their pads rather slippery on wooden floors or other slippery surfaces. I like the idea of using PAM cooking spray....I'll have to try that...wonder if the buttery flavor is more preferred by most dogs?

02-03-2014 01:02 PM
Waldi I used boots only when temp is below -20degC (>-4degF) and when there is fresh snow, to prevent ball forming on theri paws. Mnd you my 13 months old does not care about it and she is fine even with ice balls. It is more for my Golden that I do that, my GS pupp never complained bout cold, she loves snow and cold.
02-03-2014 12:39 PM
Chip18 It takes some work to get dogs used to boots. Duck walking and foot flipping is not unusual.
02-03-2014 12:10 PM
nicky To prevent ice balls I have used pam non-stick cooking spray, sounds weird but it worked well.
02-01-2014 03:04 AM
TinkerinWstuff We used booties on ours when we went snowshoeing as he'd get ice balls built up between the pads after a while. Used a soft cloth sock under the thicker outer. He took to them well and didn't mind. Sorry, I don't remember the brand.
01-30-2014 09:44 PM
Chicagocanine Ruffwear has very good boots, but some dogs have issues with them because of where their dewclaws are I think. They make socks which can help that though.
I got a pair for my terrier after he was limping due to the cold/ice one winter, but they kept falling off.
For my GSD I only used boots for the salt, the city here goes salt crazy in the winter. Since it wasn't for warmth I just used the Pawz disposable dog boots which work well.
01-28-2014 12:42 PM
Kaimeju Check out I think they have some dog boots right now. You can also order mushing booties for three bucks from here: Affordable Dog Sleds Dog Boots
01-28-2014 12:34 PM
GSKnight 2 lap around the front yard this morning and he didn't want to put his paws down anymore, and headed straight back to the front door. The big wimp!!!
01-28-2014 10:55 AM
wolfstraum I don't let them out long enough for them to be bothered I guess...many dogs would not tolerate having them on....If I was going to try boots, I think I would get an inexpensive pair as they probably won't be needed long or the dog may not tolerate them and you won't have wasted alot of $$$ on them!

01-28-2014 10:40 AM
Blanketback I was considering boots when I lived in the city, because of the salt. I decided not to get them because I was worried about traction. This was a long time ago though, so they probably have better ones on the market now.
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