|Hunting Labrador - Nevada, USA
His owner writes:
As others have stated I tried every dog boot manufacturer I could
find. All the brands you see in the big outdoor stores. And nothing
worked! Every boot I tried would either fall off at some point in
the hunt, usually early in the hunt which drastically shortened
that hunt because my dog wont stop until his paws are bleeding.
And not just a little blood, he will do damage to the point where
I had to carried this dog back to the truck once. I tried putting
tape around his legs to help keep the boots on; I have tried taping
the boot straps down hoping that would help; I put them on so tight
that it would cause him to bleed where the boot straps were; and
if they stayed on by some miracle, we would have to cross a small
crick or muddy marshy water hole. So as soon as his paws got wet
he was going to lose a boot for sure soon after. I took to hunting
with a spare pair of boots for him and 3 rolls of Medical tape just
to be able to keep hunting.
The Proactive Paws Solution
So when I found these boots on the Web. and people were saying
it worked for them I thought what the heck, I have nothing to lose.
Nothing else has worked. I was a bit skeptical because its
extremely rugged where I hunt. Not that Im tougher than you
all but, hunting is hunting, some spots are rough some not.l I am
purely trying to explain the terrain.
These boots have been thru mud, water, rough rock. They are not
loud, they stand up to the rough terrain, water isnt a problem
and I dont lose a boot. (I used to spend so much time watching
his paws to make sure he had all 4 boots on, and try keep my eyes
out for the birds we were after at the same time, so frustrating.)
It did take a bit to figure out how to strap them in the correct
spot and the correct way. Oh and Elizabeth sewed an extra strip
of leather up the back leg boots to protect him and I have watched
that leather protect him several times. Thank you so much! I knew
someone could figure it out.
|Tremor, Pointer - New Hampshire, USA
|His owner writes: They seem to fit very well and I am very happy
with them (I think Tremor is happy too!!). Finally I have dog boots
that stay on Tremors feet through all conditions. I have tested
them on ice covered ground, pavement and just this weekend in deep
powder snow. I have had no problems. I did have some snow build up
between his leg and boot on his hind leg boots but I think this will
remedied if I attach the second strap up higher on his leg.
|Hunting Dog - Washington - USA
|His owner writes Received the boots and they fit and worked great.
Really were needed after 1-2 days on ice crusted snow, which really
files off the underside of the dogs nails and the webbing of the paws.
Working Springer - Monmouthshire - UK
Her owner writes: I meant to contact you earlier to say how delighted
I am with your boots. They are fantastic! Even on my busy little
working springer bitch, your boots remain resolutely in situ, much
to the admiration of my fellow working gun dog friends. I suspect
some further orders will be coming your way on this basis alone,
so impressed are we.
I certainly would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending
your boots to any dog owner & rave about you & your product
at every opportunity.
Protection for Active Dogs
Selected for use by Police Dog Handlers at the G8 Summit 2005
(apologies for quality of photos which were
taken from a newspaper article in the Sunday Telegraph)
|Gigi - Colorado, USA
Gig hunts with her owner John in Colorado. John writes
Yes, the boots got here in fine shape and have already been put
to work. I'm attaching another shot of Gigi modeling them. They
were a real gift last weekend as the snow had a hard frozen crust
which is very rough on unprotected paws..
|Two Huntings Dogs - Washington - USA
Thuy owns two hunting dogs. He writes: These boots work perfectly
and they stay on the dogs too. That's a GREAT plus. The other great
thing about the boots are that the dogs adjusted to them rather
quickly. Not too much bulk that would make the dogs not want to
They've ran in them, went through mud, rain, grass and to my surprise,
the boots are still on. I haven't tried them out on the sticker
I'll see how that goes soon.
|Mia - Rottweiler/Terrier/Shepard - New Mexico, USA
The boots did arrive and they are wonderful! They stay on during
our girls' most active times! Thank you so much for such a quality
- Golden Retriever - Assistance Dog, British Columbia, Canada
Phoenix helps Bonnie Sawatzky, his disabled owner. Bonnie writes.'
I am in a wheelchari and my dog pulls me. He loves running, so we
go for runs as he pulls me at 25 km/hr for 3-5 kms. He has had several
blisters and cuts.'
the boots, Bonnie wrote: 'Phoenix loves his boots. He runs faster
than ever and he lies very still for me to put him on.
- South Africa
Sue King's dog has sensitive feet.
Sue King writes:
"I have used the boots and they are fantastic!!! They have
made such a difference to my dog, both in obedience and protection,
it is unbelieveable. It just goes to show how much the rough stoney
ground was affecting his performance. They stay on well even in
protection work. Everyone at the Schutzhund Club is very imrpessed.
They just laugh about the noise he makes when working."
you very much for not only an excellent product but also outstanding
Shepherd, Connecticut, USA
This agility dog tore his claw badly.
writes: "The boots arrived today and I just tested them fully
with my aussie - it's snowing out, there's quite a bit of crusty
snow already on the ground, and I threw his frisbee for him for
about 45 minutes. Both he and the boots survived intact and in good
shape! Like I thought they would, once I adjusted them properly,
they stayed on without a problem and protected his ripped toenail.
I'd highly recommend them to anyone with very active dogs that need
a rugged boot that will stand up to a lot of abuse. I have tried
other dog boots, and he shredded them after only a few wearings
- they're not built for an active aussie like mine that practically
does cartwheels when he's catching a frisbee!
for all your help and a great product. I'm going to show them to
my local pet store - they have several brands of boots but none
are as good as yours.
Collie - Camberley, Surrey, UK
May King, handled by Bill Chuter) is a Senior Agility Dog and qualified
for the Cruft's team final in 1999.
Snap's owner writes: "Having had a dog with a sore paw that
required protection, I realized that I needed to have something
immediately to hand for emergencies and decided to purchase the
Pro-Active Paws dog boots.
Within a few
weeks of having the boots, Snap, one of our collies, tore a large
hole in his side, we think he did this running through woodland
and probably gouged himself on a low branch or something. The wound
needed 9 stitches and as it was located just behind his shoulder
he could reach it nicely with his back foot for a good scratch.
Not ideal when you want to keep the stitches in! I put one of the
dog boots on his back foot so when he did scratch he didn't damage
the wound. This worked well, the boot stayed on and he ignored it,
so must have found it comfortable.
success story for dog boots, not only will they protect the paw,
but they will also protect the dog from his paws!"