Colorado Top Dog has years of experience with dog equipment. Having ordered equipment from countless manufacturers and companies, I’ve found that some stand out and some don’t meet the standards we require for rugged use in Colorado. Over time you’ll be seeing my recommendations in these blogs. This begins my fall/winter recommendations. I’ve had hands on experience with this equipment and have likely placed multiple orders with the companies I discuss. These are not paid advertisements, this is the reality of my dog equipment experience.
Most equipment is not something you’ll typically find at a local retailer. One of my favorites is simply Dog Booties. Fair price. Does the trick. Fits great. Multiple colors and levels of fabric. Even fleece. Hunting dog trainer’s, has your dog ever stepped on a cactus or got cut in the training field? Do their paws freeze in winter? A first move is to ask your dog groomer to trim the fur between your dog’s pads. This helps prevent ice clumps forming on and between their pads. The next move is to place an order with Dog Booties. Then just wait for your package to arrive. You can order in bulk as they do wear out over time and in the Rocky Mountain terrain we encounter as well as on urban sidewalks everyday. Not to mention they’re great to cover wounds and to have on hand when sidewalks start getting treated with ice melt. A topic we’ll cover in more detail within the next few weeks. I order around 5 sets at a time. Here’s Calypso modeling a green bootie. Never once did I have to readjust or worry about this equipment in the field and I always have a stash of them ready should my dogs need protection on their paws.