Post # 1
Our 7-year-old Cairn Terrier has very sensitive feet. It’s very cold in Canada right now and his feet get cold when he’s outside, to the point where he is trying not to stand or walk on all his feet at once because the cold is hurting him.
Last year, I tried to solve this problem by buying a set of dog boots. They looked like they would have been very warm, they were as sophisticated as people boots! They had rubber soles with ridges for traction and a warm “thinsulate” insulation layer inside.
He won’t wear them though! He just kicks and rips them off lol! I wonder if maybe they felt too heavy for him?
I’m not sure what to do… I hate seeing him looking so uncomfortable in the cold but he won’t wear those booties! Is there a brand of booties that works for your dog? Another solution?
Post # 3
Your dog just has to get used to them. You can Google a bunch of articles on how to do this. You need to introduce them to him slowlyl and incorporate treats.
I bought my dog booties this winter. I Googled a bunch cause I thought it would be hard to get him to wear them. Fortunately, my pooch doesn’t even care! Once I take him for a walk that’s all he thinks about.
Post # 4
My dog had the same problem last time it snowed here. I heard that some dog boots are too clunky so the dogs will just kick them off. So I was searching for some other kinds and found these. http://pawzdogboots.com/
They are thinner so dogs shouldn’t feel it. I was going to buy myself a pair but never got around to it.
Post # 5
I agree. My dog doesn’t like them too much, but the alternative for him is freezing his little paws off and the dangerous salt on our road. I live in a townhome and they come and salt our court and sidewalks and the salt is BAD for dog’s paws. So, even though my dog gives me the “Why me???” look when I put on his little black booties, I know it’s for the best. 🙂 I would just keep trying. My dog seems to be OK with them once we get outside and I try to keep his mind occupied by getting him to run, etc. I don’t know the brand I have, but I bought them in the pet store and they work well.
Post # 6
Are you sure it’s the cold that’s bothering him? My shih tzu can’t go more than 2 minutes outside right now (I live in Toronto) because of the road salt. Even when I can’t see it, sure enough she goes two steps and starts picking up her paws and refusing to walk. It’s not the cold because I bought her those thin, balloon-material booties (she won’t wear any other type of boots; absolutely refuses to move with them on). While she doesn’t love the balloon booties, she will tolerate them and can stand staying outside much longer.
Post # 7
Try “Musher’s Secret”. http://www.musherssecret.net/
You can buy it at Amazon or Drs Foster and Smith.