I am wondering if I should invest in some doggie-booties? Do any of your pugs like their booties? My Nano hateshateshates to get his paws wet, and with all the snow that is soon going to be here, I was thinking it might be a good idea.
Any pictures of pugs in their booties? :D
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I never got a pic of mine in booties, but she had allegedly loved them in NYC where the salt was burning her tootsies... in New England, when I took her in, she toughened up (learned to pee on grass - and no longer will pee on cement).. and did not wear no "sissy" booties! No insult intended... but I think that's what she would say now that she is a suburban girl!
But there are some around here whose puggies do!
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When we moved from CA to Minnesota (end of December mind you) our dogs literally screamed as soon as their paws touched the snow, you'd think we were killing them. So we went and bought booties and put them on them and took them outside, they refused to move! We tried and tried to no avail, i decided we got the wrong ones, we need the other kind so i went and bought the more expensive kind, still no go, so we gave up, eventually they got used to the snow for short periods. But once it started warming up we told a neighbor who had dogs whose dogs wore the booties just fine how our dogs just refused to wear them. She said well you have to gradually get them used to it you put one on the front paw and one on the back paw and once they get used to it you add the others! Of course it worked! So if you decide to invest in them learn from my costly mistake.
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Our pugs HATE boots and kick them off. We've gone through three different kinds and have given up. Walks are short in the winter
Someone suggested to us at some point to try a type of gel that you applied before you went out and it protected against salt. But you then have to wash it off when you get home so they don't lick their feet and ingest it. Since I figured it wouldn't do much for the cold, I never really looked into it.
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I know I tried them on Missy. She did not like them at all! I took them back to Petsmart, the woman said alot of people bring them back. So I don't know. We had a really bad snowstorm two years and I cleared an area in the back so she could go there. Not many walks, but she did have hip and knee dysplasia. The only problem was I had to keep making the clearing larger and larger because she wouldn't go in the same spot twice, AND she didn't like the snow! Hard work, but worth it!
Our Dane is ok when we walk, though he has gotten afraid of big drifts. I am not sure if it is his stiff hips, or his failing vision. My husband did shovel out a big area for him last winter in our front yard.
The chihuahua starts picking up his feet and trying to keep all four off the cold ground at once. This is what happens:
My husband picks him up and carries him.
Poor Cujo. He had been bouncing across the surface of the snow, then fell in....
Of course, it was up to the Great Dane's chest.
We use little fleece boots from Schumtug (google Schumtug, you can order them online). They're just like little pockets with a velcro that goes around the ankle. The trick is to put them on so tight that you think their little feeties are going to pop off (they won't) and that way you know they're tight enough not to come off. Our guys really don't mind them; we don't really give them a choice. To start them off we but them on and they HAD to move if they wanted to get a treat. Greed won, and they adapted really quickly.
Here's a video from last year of them running around the house in their boots. :)
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For Minni, I just cleared out a figure 8 path in the side yard with a snow blower if we got over around 6 inches. I'll have to see what Ray is like in the snow.
This will be Benny's first winter in Chicago so he will have both booties and super cute jackets and coats ill sew for him myself.