I have a small cock-a-poo and in snow his paw hair freezes up and the rock salt on sidewalks irritates his paws, but I'm not convinced dog booties is the answer. I haven't found any that make him seem less uncomfortable. Do you have similar problems with your dog in the winter? Do you use dog boots? Or do you have a better solution to this problem. I look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas.
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Thanks for the tips! My dog is easily trainable (balls and attention work better than treats) and the clicker has worked before. I'll try going back to puppy training techniques and dig up the clicker. Hopefully that will help!
I'm a bit relieved that someone else shovels a spot in the yard for their dog. Mine also jumps right into the snow bank anyway. Rock salt is more irritating; dogs limps when they steps on it. So far short walks and indoor play is best. Thanks!
Thanks for your response. My dog is definitely not meant for snow! I agree with about the frostbite, I also don't want to risk it. For now, instead of booties just take my dog out for short walks in the cold; he doesn't get far with booties.
That'll probably be fine. I don't know how it works but I'm sure you can start him off with short walks and he will get use to it.
I didn't think about him ingesting the salt! Yikes. Boots seem like the way to go. Thanks!
They rock salts also burn their feet, some dogs are more sensitive then others. One of my dogs (until he started wearing boots) used to dive into the snow because the salt hurt his feet that much.