Our standard poodle has been wearing these “walkers “ for 3 years. They have been kept him from sliding on our hardwood floors!!
The boots are extremely well made. The stitching and fabric appears to be above average quality. No pulls or loose threads. Putting the boots on my 90lb Golden retriever with seasonal allergies (displays as itchy red feet he “wants” to chew) could be done with one person. This will vary per dog...and human! The wide opening of the boots is EXTREMELY helpful for wriggling paws. The boots stayed on with minimal adjustment (as long as you’re not putting them on completely loose to begin with). They need to be put on snug (NOT as tight as you can) and checked during the walk for fit (like all dog boots). This will need to be done less with time. The two separate straps per boot really do help to compliment the fit a lot. With each boot I put on I lifted up the opposite foot to ensure the fit was correct. (This will force the dog to put weight on the boot). The soles of the boots are stiff at first and there WILL be an adjustment period as they break in to the natural bend of your dogs foot / ankle. Short periods daily to wear boots inside with positive reinforcement is how we worked up to wearing for longer periods outside. NOT recommended to put on out of the package and go for huge long walks right away, especially if your dog is not used to boots. The soles clean up nicely from outside to inside. We switch up urban walkers with a soft cone daily (when feet flare ups happen) but personally I don’t leave the boots on if he will be unsupervised. The President Terri Entler was a pleasure to deal with! She truly cares about her products and ensuring the fit is right. Refreshing!
They fell off several times. I’m hoping when they are broken in, they will stay on better.
I have other boots like these and I was looking for socks that could protect our service dogs from pavement. The boots are difficult to wear and keep on their feet.
I actually had to return them and was very happy to have them find an old style pair in the size I needed. I hadn't read in the description that these run a bit larger than the old style. My fault, not theirs. These were amazing in quality. Had they not been too big I would have been exceptionally pleased. You can't go wrong with these!