These booties have been one of our most popular booties for sled dogs

My dog enjoyed wearing the boots we purchased from you, but tough conditions - just make it tough for my dog. He used to get ice build up in his paws - now he gets it at the top of the boots. Out on the trail I find I only have to check the section at the top of the boot every 1/2 hour - or when he lets me know! - They do make a difference though I believe :) My wife and I have gone dog mushing up in the Yukon Territory, but the big difference for those dogs is the groomed trails they use. Job and I are bush whackin' !!! At least Job likes to chew ice anyway ha ha. Cheers, Chris Anderberg

crochet free dog booties pattern - good for snow when our dogs' feet get cold!

When the winter months come along and the snow starts to fall, your dog still needs and wants his daily walk. To keep the snow from balling up in the hair on the bottom of the paws and the ice and salt from irritating paw pads, how about outfitting your best friend with practical yet stylish snow boots? Add some comfort and traction to your dog's wintry walks.

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In this absurdly silly , watch what happens when dogs are fitted with booties for their paws. Between the snow, ice, and salt on the ground, you may find that your dog’s paws need a little extra pawtection during the winter. Dog boots are a great way to protect your pup’s feet. The problem here, is that many dog’s can be less than eager to wear booties. Follow these 8 simple steps when introducing your pup to their pair of winter boots, and you will be strutting through the snow with your pup in no time!

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How to Use Dog Boots (courtesy of Ultra Paws)

Be prepared for a good laugh the first time your dog wears the new boots. Remember, they’ve been barefoot their entire life, and like a young toddler, their first experience with shoes will be memorable. Dogs will typically pick up their feet and prance like high-stepping ponies, trying to figure out why the ground doesn’t feel the same.

If the dog is docile and allows you to put on all four boots, go for it. Then let it run around or take the dog for a walk and break in the boots. If the dog’s unsure about this experience, go slow and put on one boot at a time, letting it get used to the feeling of the boots. After the boots have been broken in, check the closures and re-tighten the boots if necessary.

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Ruffwear’s product developer, Patrick Kruse recounts lessons learned during the boot development process: “I have taken my dog mountain biking on several occasions before we were making Grip Trex™ Boots and at that time thought dog booties were unnecessary. In the product development stages of our Grip Trex Boots, I soon discovered that my Australian Cattle Dog, Otis, would be ready to go again within about 30 minutes of rest when wearing the boots after a 17 mile run. This was a considerable difference when compared to running him without boots. Otis would often stay off his feet as much as possible for up to three days when he wasn’t wearing boots! I always thought that Otis simply had sore muscles from the run but the Grip Trex Boot product development testing brought to light the positive impact that booties have against stone bruised and sore pads. Look at the technology in human footwear and how specific shoes allow us to perform at the top of our game for specific activities. Humans rarely head out on any adventure without footwear and yet we often drive our dogs to a new environment and ask them to keep up with us without the benefit of paw protection.When treating a cut pad, the first step is to make certain that there are no foreign objects left in the wound. Splinters, gravel and glass are just a few things to look for. Flush the wound with the sterile eye-skin wash or saline solution (1-tsp. salt to a quart of warm water) and dry the paw. You may want to apply an antibiotic ointment then wrap the paw starting with a non-stick pad. A dog bootie will protect thedressing and keep the area clean between dressing changes. For bruised pads try to reduce activity to allow the pads to heal more rapidly. If left totheir own, dogs will often regulate their activity to facilitate quicker healing. Of course the best measure is prevention. Always carry a set of bootiesso that you have the choice of putting them on your pup before the going gets tough.