Gear & Equipment for Dogs
Colorado Top Dog has years of experience with different equipment and dog gear. Having ordered from countless manufacturers and companies, I’ve found that some products stand out, and some don’t meet our standards for rugged use in Colorado. Over time you’ll see my recommendations in these blogs. This post 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.
Protective Booties for Dogs
Most equipment is not something you’ll typically find at a local retailer. One of my favorite pieces of dog gear is simply Dog Booties. These work great. They are reasonably priced, and their dog booties fit great. Multiple colors and levels of fabric. Even fleece. Hunting dog trainers, has your dog ever stepped on a cactus or got cut in the training field? Do their paws freeze in winter? The first step is to ask your dog groomer to trim the fur between your dog’s pads. Trimming this fur helps prevent ice lumps from forming on and between their pads. The next move is to place an order. Then wait for your package to arrive. You can order in bulk as they wear out over time, and in the Rocky Mountain terrain we encounter and on urban sidewalks daily. They’re great to cover wounds and to have on hand when pavement starts getting treated with ice melt—a topic we’ll cover in more detail within the next few weeks. I order around five 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.