They're actually also good if the dog's in the city and they just put rock salt out for snow. I try to use them with my service dog.
Dogs (and cats) do this because the hairs between their toe pads send the same signals to their brain that their whiskers do lol so they walk funny as a neurological response.... Its why cats walk funny with tape on their paws. My hairless cat doesn't walk funny when they tape on their feet, because he had no hair between his toe pads. :)
I sure hope all these poor pups got a good treat after their owners laughed at them! My buddy in the MPs used them down range; he said they saved the dog's pads from hot sand and possible sharp objects like glass or the like. He said they had to use lots of praise and treats to get the dogs used to the boots.
omg y'all chill the fuck out its a joke its not like they're beating the fucking dog have some humor -_-
It's not mean at all. It's just like someone duck taping your toes together or something. Just because it's something they're not used to doesn't make it bad. Even animals should try something new!
I can see the practical uses for dogs trained from young (old dog new tricks?? nah) for harsh terrain, rescues etc. It would be a harder adjustment.why is this funny tho? It is like the time i went to play at a friend from schools house and he thought it was soooo hilarious that if you tie something around a cats torso/stomach it can't jump or walk properly?? wanted to tie something around his neck at that point. Question don't dogs and cats paws give of a sent so they can smell their trail and not get lost?
sorry it late I half asleep, correction:it would be a harder adjustment for an older animal.
Please fashionistas and wanna be sex sirens with ur little ornament dogs don't let me see these on your chihuahua that is doing nothing but sitting in ur hand bag. THAT would be CRUEL!
I hate shoes and certainly do not like boots.. why torture these poor animals .. well then again some dogs are more people than some humans.... lmao
I hate shoes and certainly do NOT like boots .. why torture these poor animals.. oh better then again dogs are sometimes more people than humans are ...lmao
I wonder who came up with these boots for dogs. Dogs sweat through their paws, this is like suffocating them in their sweat. If these boots are to protect the dogs' paws from getting hurt, I wonder if the same should be done for all animals
Yes hilarious. I just love seeing animals being tormented for our entertainment. As a vet I can assure you that are very few occasions when a dogs feet need to be protected. If we, as humans decide to wear humiliating outfits, then that's our decision. This obsession with humanizing animals for our own pleasure is disgusting. To then compile their distress into an amusing film is even more despicable.
sorry to me that is crul L.R.
Or if they go for walks and its hot out side, the sidewalks can be a little hot on their feet
It does help protect the dogs feet, my mom has a seeing eye dog and they use them for walks to help with rocks or if the side walk is to hot.
Horse shoes? Cats don't need them because they are natural hunters in the wild. What other animals should have them?
O goodness calm down, i dont see them in pain or bleeding , there not in their death bed, humans get the same treatment by our own kind at times as well. RELAX
So cute! But seriously, they might be necessary if worn in the snow and temp pretty low! Their paws could become frostbitten.
I feel like they're saying "aw c'mon, it's like I'm not even a DOG anymore!"
Any surface or area that is hot or sharp for our barefooted feet is the same for dogs!!! The boots are always used in Alaska for the cold. I applaud those who are wise enough to be attentive to their dogs every need!
Children often don't like their shoes either, but we put them on them to protect them!
If you think it's mean, then you probably shouldn't own an outdoor dog, or take your dog on walks. http://itsalabthing.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Its-a-Lab-Thing-Burnt-Labrador-Paws-Hot-pavement.jpg Look at what can happen to their paws if you take them for a walk in the summer. Ouch. Would you walk without shoes or socks outside? http://www.ruffwear.com/dog_bootsIt takes time for them to get used to the boots. they aren't in pain or being hurt.
Do you wear shoes, boots, flip flops outside in the summer?
One to add....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlJEOs1SR6E
Or sled dogs.
I think a few of you need to look up the words "torture" and "torment" in the dictionary. torture is not a word to be used lightly. it is not a word for every-day use. it is a word for circumstances like those three women in that man's basement. it is a word used for severe war crimes and for situations that warrant death penalties. it is a word used to describe actions so absolutely, completely horrifying that the mere description of them should make people sickened and terrified.torture is not a word used to describe putting little booties on your pet's feet. likewise for torment.please, all of you "adults" who think to use such words to describe this, re-educate yourself. please.to those that think the act of putting clothes, including boots, on animals (the act itself, not this video) is despicable simply because they are animals, not humans:no, dogs are not normally meant to be wearing clothing. this is true. but when we place animals in environments or conditions that make it unsafe for them, as owners we have a responsibility to protect them. this is like if you took your animal out at night and wanted a reflective vest for it. or perhaps your local dog park has a lot of broken beer bottles like mine. maybe you have a hairless animal that absolutely needs extra warmth on cool days. there is absolutely nothing wrong with adjusting for those situations. don't tell me they can just be avoided. just not taking your animal out in these situations is a ridiculous suggestion. if this were the norm, many people would not own animals, and maybe in some of your eyes this is acceptable. but we can't find great situations for animals sometimes. sometimes we need to protect them from their environments. that hairless animal still needs exercise, that dog you so adore but can only walk nearby in the glass-ridden park still needs to go out.TL;DR: all these clothing options for animals evolved because environments aren't ideal sometimes. the fact that you can get cutesy clothes for your pet too is a small sub-culture and sub-cultures are part of every growing market. none of these things will torment your animal, at worst the material may make it itch.
These boot serve a purpose. They protect a dog's feet from the summer heat of asphalt, which can burn bare skin. They also protect paws from extreme cold and salt in cold weather. THey are also used in search and rescue where disaster debris can lacerate paw pads. These are essentially protection equipment. They may annoy a dog at first, but do not harm the animal. It keeps them safe and they do adapt to them.
Omg that is so halerious lay funny. The poor pooches lol . Good idea for gummy s in the winter so they don't get cold feet