Not so long ago we did not hear about such aaccessory - shoes for dogs. But now they are quite popular, especially among pet owners of small sizes. After all, a large dog has less sensitive paw pads than its small counterpart. The latter injure them more with long walks along the urban asphalt. Many people believe that shoes are more needed not for dogs, but for their owners, in order to impress others. But it is not so.
Shoes for dogs perform not so muchaesthetic function, how much protective. Often they are used on the advice of a veterinarian. This accessory is necessary for the animal, for example, when its damaged legs are treated with a medicine. In this case, the dog shoes have a dual purpose: they protect the sick limb from additional injuries on the street and prevent the animals from licking the injured place of the house.
Also the veterinarian can adviseTo buy pet shoes in the winter to protect the pads of the paws from the corrosive effects of chemical reagents, which are sprinkled with sidewalks and roads. Finally, there are small dogs, for example, French bulldogs, which at the same time are too large to cope with the need at home. But at the same time, if there is severe frost in the street and a lot of snow, such limbs are very cold in this pet. The animal can even freeze its paws.
What are they made of?
Standard materials for making footwear foranimals - leather and cloth. And you can also make knitted shoes or order it yourself. Knitted boots for dogs are used at home, if the pet has sick legs. Or to protect a floor covering, for example, a parquet from scratches left by claws of a large dog. Variety of styles and styles in pet stores will please any, even the most refined owner.
How to teach a dog to shoes
It is advisable to do this when your dog is stillyoung (puppy). Then the training will be carried out simultaneously with the training of the baby to wear a collar and leash. But if you bought shoes for a dog of an older age, too, it does not matter. It is necessary to accustom the animal gradually, begin to do it at home. When you put an accessory on a dog, it will try to get rid of it. It is necessary to distract the animal caress, play, delicacy, then it will forget about shoes. Usually the process of training does not take much time. Soon your pet will appreciate how comfortable it is when the paws are dry and always warm.