Pawz Black Waterproof Dog Boots
These Boots Stay On!
I've been using Pawz for about 5 winters now, and am sufficiently pleased with there performance. I've tried a variety of traditional boots in the past for winter use (snow, ice, slush, salt, etc.), and they all either came off my dogs' paws, or, my dogs just did not like the feel of them on their paws. Pawz Boots are essentially small rubber balloons shaped like a dog's paw. Assuming you buy the right size (if too large, they will flip off), they stay put the whole time we are out hiking in all types of conditions and all types of terrain. To maximize their use, you need to keep the paw's nails trimmed; otherwise, they will quickly poke holes through the rubber. I average about 4-5 uses until they simply start to wear thin and the nails really start punching through. This winter, I started using little pieces of matching color Duck Tape to patch up the inevitable nail holes. The tapes stays in place, is flexible, and really extends the life of a set of Pawz. My Cairn terrier is pretty tolerant of my putting the Pawz on. It's not her favorite thing, but she lets me do it. She is more than happy to let me remove them when we're done hiking for the day. There is a technique that has to be learned to get them on: I start by stretching the boot over the top part of the paw, but then quickly use my other fingers to push the paw into the rest of the boot from the bottom. The front paws are harder, as my dog instinctively spreads her toes making it more difficult to stretch the boot up and over the paw! She doesn't do anything with the rear toes/paws. You just have to gently wiggle them off when you're all done. Don't pull and snap them off quickly. Ease them off.
March 7, 2014
Not durable in the best way
Her nails go right through them when she runs hard and plays in them, but I think that actually makes them more comfortable for her. The rubber still forms a seal around the claw to keep ice and salt out, but lets the claw through for the most natural fit. We don't live in an area that gets a lot of snow, so we can just treat these as disposable and it's not too expensive. And it's nice that they are biodegradable since we're tossing them.
She wasn't thrilled with something on her feet at first, but within seconds she was adjusted and loving them. When she realized she could go outside and play in the snow without ice and salt burn hurting her after awhile, she was so excited! Now she knows that putting her Pawz on means it's playtime and she'll lift her foot for us! She even likes the improved traction on the hardwood.
January 21, 2014
These are a rubber product and pull on. When you measure, be sure to follow the directions, add the length of their nails.
January 11, 2014
perfect solution for harsh winter
My pup loves to frolic outside in the snow, but the salt and ice really do a number on her little paws. So much so that she would start screeching and just roll over in pain. I had velcro boots but they would just fall off when she ran in the snow. Pawz are the perfect solution! They fit perfectly, they don't ever fall off, and they're eco friendly! They're disposable but we've been using the same 4 for weeks now and they're still perfect. I have a 10 pound shih-tzu mini poodle mix and the xs fits her just right.
February 18, 2014
Perfect for wet or muddy days
My dogs rarely go for walks in these; I mostly put them on my dogs when they go outside for potty breaks on wet, cold, or muddy days. They're perfect for that purpose--they give good grip and traction, last for a long time (since they're only being worn for a few minutes at a time), and I can just pull them off when my dogs come inside, which saves me a lot of time cleaning either their paws or my floors!
December 15, 2014
worked for what we needed them for..but a little hard to put on ..may get easyer over time
December 28, 2013
got one on his back foot but when i tried to get them on his front paws he screamed. not worth him screaming to put them on, easier to run outside, let him do his thing and come back in in bad weather
January 21, 2015
Get the Black Pawz
I'm really thrilled that we got the right size on our first try. We just measured like they suggest on the website. Really, just get out that tape measure instead of guessing based on breed or something.
I also like that they have the Pawz boots in black, sure to match any winter coat or rain coat. I can rest assured my dog looks a little less silly than those dogs in purple, red, or even yellow and orange Pawz boots.
I like how these give my dog traction and protect her paws from the snow/salt/rain. I actually don't know where we would be without the Pawz boots this winter.
To put on, just spread the opening and put the dog's paw in and then close the opening. As simple as that. It helps if your dog has thin ankles/legs though I've noticed. And as others have noted, these are reusable.
January 16, 2015