"converse" shoes for dogs. Winston would look so cute in these.
Many people however asked: So why would dogs need shoes? Aren't their pads strong enough and made to walk barepaw?
Shoes should be put on while the dog standing in order to ensure they are securely fastened with the dog's weight fully on the paws. Take one shoe and make sure that it is fully open before placing the dog's paw into it, making sure to include the dewclaws in the shoe (if applicable) as not to provide discomfort. It’s helpful to use your finger as a shoe horn in the back of the shoe to enable the paw to slide to the front of the shoe. Run your index finger through the shoe to ensure that the paw is fully in and placed appropriately at the front. When the dog is standing with full weight on it's paws, you can lightly squeeze the front of the shoe and feel for the toes to be certain you feel the dog’s paw at the front, similar to how you would size your own shoe. It may be helpful to lift the opposite leg of the shoe you just put on, forcing your dog to put full weight into the shoe. Make sure the leg is set down before you strap the shoe closed. With the dog standing on the shoe, tuck in all fur and zip, tie or strap the shoe closed snugly.
Once you have the dog booties in place go out immediately and engage in your dog's favorite activity, getting the dog’s focus off the shoes and onto something else. Let him chase a ball, catch a flying disk and just run. Or, simply throw a treat and praise him when he runs after it. After about 10 or 15 minutes check closures and make sure the boots are still secure on the dog’s paws. This is considered the "break in" period where the upper softens and conforms to the dog's paws. Use common sense and allow some time for your dog to become accustomed to the dog booties on daily walks. Just as you would never go out on a big hike with new hiking boots, start off on easy hikes and work into the big ones with your dog's new footwear.
Epic Funny Compilation - Cats and dogs walking awkwardly with shoes.
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Maybe your little guy's toes get a little itchy after a romp in the grass. Or your big bundle of fur keeps burning the pads of his feet on the hot asphalt. Whatever the case, there are plenty of good reasons to buy shoes for dogs. But be warned: puppies aren't always great at stepping out in their fancy footwear. These GIFs will show you what to expect if you let your pooch take a test drive in an adorable pair of tiny dog shoes. Here you’ll find dogs of all breeds and sizes rolling out in the hottest kicks ever to hit the pet store. While some of these little guys are still getting the hang of it, others pimp those tiny Converse like the biggest bosses on the block.Puppies are cute enough on their own, but put them in shoes and then you really have serious aww factor. Shoes are practical for everyday wear, plus they can be downright comfy! Puppies have to walk on hot cement and cold, winter ice. Sometimes, they need something to cover the sensitive pads on their paws. And other times, the shoes are too cute to pass up. For your daily dose of cute, check out these 15 pictures of dogs wearing shoes.