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    Its that time of year again, where the crops are cut and there is standing stubble. The worst of which is cut barly. Until the stubble softens I usually boot my dogs to keep them from getting punctures and cuts.

     

    The following is a how to on making boots, and a pattern that you can manipulate to size for you dog. I find it best when starting from scrath to print a number of differant size patterns off the computer, cut the pattern and the toes out, have your dog stand on the pattern and fold it as if you are going to lace it. You will soon find the correct size for your dog.

     

    Using some 2 to 3 mm leather trace the pattern....I am using a spare boot.

     

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    Using scissors cut the trace out and the toes out.

     

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    Using a hole punc, punch the lace holes required.

     

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    Using a boot or shoe lace Lace the boot together.

     

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    Showing two differant lace up styles.

     

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    Lace the boot snugly but not overtight onto the dog. I find a double bow best to keep the laces from coming undone and loosing a boot. Be sure to allow your dog to get comfortable in the boot in the back garden before asking him to hunt in them.

     

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    NTTF

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    Dog boots!!! :no: worked with dogs and hounds for over 45 years and never needed them or even thought about using them.

    road work hardens feet

     

    +1 whats the world comming to

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    My pics are of fire investigation dogs. My point was some dogs need boots. BJ ( :hmm: ) makes a good point about some people putting their dogs in neoprene vests. Horses for courses and all that.

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    Yep, my point aswell......common in Canada,

    I can see the reason if they are fire investigation dogs or surch and rescue dogs or even Canada with the very low temp.

     

    However we are not talking about fire investigation or surch and rescue dogs are we, this thred is on about protecting dogs feet on stubble in the UK,

     

    Before we all loose track of the OP as normally happens on here.

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    " Its that time of year again, where the crops are cut and there is standing stubble. The worst of which is cut barly. Until the stubble softens I usually boot my dogs to keep them from getting punctures and cuts."

     

    do you really think that is necercery! total nonsence .

     

    A little road work/walking hardens dog feet as well as keeps their nails trim.

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    if you are searching a house with lots of broken glass around boots are a good idea ( a bad cut pad can put that search tool out of operation for months) no dog can harden its feet to guard against glass. If you wildfowling in mid winter and yout dog is exposed to biting winds while wet (they can and have died of this sort of exposure) a neo jacket is no bad thing (especially on spaniels and other non traditional wildfowling breeds). Boots on stubble though....................

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    Dog boots!!! :no: worked with dogs and hounds for over 45 years and never needed them or even thought about using them.

    road work hardens feet

     

    Indeed, roadwork does harden feet. But you are talking nonsense if you think that stubble will not penetrate the webbing between the toes. Roadwork doesn't harden webbing. My dog had a three inch straw break off between his toes and needed vet attention to extract the debris.

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    worked hound and dogs over stubble for many years and never had a problem.

    you will always get a one off where some thing happens.

     

    I cut my hand the other day while peeling some spuds, should I now start wearing gloves,

    It was a one off so I will risk it today while im making dinner.

     

    does not mean every one should start using boots for dogs, no I dont think so

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    A five year old thread resurrected, good ol PW. :good:

     

    Although I wouldn't put booties on my dog (or a vest for that matter) I wouldn't ridicule anyone else for doing so especially NTTF. :yes:

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    I got some pawz boots for my labrador who had a crack across one pad. They lasted about about one and a half drives, so not those, if that is any help.

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