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All condition, all-terrain, all-season paw wear. Pair of 2 Boots.
Ruffwear has revolutionized canine paw wear. Ruffwear's Grip Trex Dog Boots feature two major advancements in dog boots: an upper inspired by human shoes and a high performance Vibram sole. At Waggle we've been carrying Ruff Wear Grip Trex Dog Boots for 10 years now and they have been one of our most popular products due to their innovative design and durability.
Worn by Australian Police Dogs, Australian Military Canine Units, all the Guide Dogs in NSW and WA, and working dogs across Australia and the rest of the world, these dog boots are practical no nonsense footwear for active dogs and working dogs alike. They protect the dog's paw pads from broken glass, hot bitumen and concrete footpaths as well as thorns and bindi eyes. They are also very effective in protecting against contact allergies to grass etc..
For all service dogs that are taken into shopping centres and department stores these shoes provide reliable grip on the smooth tiled floors and protect their wearers toes when alighting on to or off escalators and so are a great idea for dogs living on tiles and floor boards whose paws are inclined to slip causing discomfort and possibly injury to tendons in knees and elbows.
Built on an anatomical mold, just like human shoes, the boot's upper maintains a consistent size, shape, and fit. The revolutionary upper design and construction ensures the boots are easy to put on, easy to secure, provide continued comfort, and most importantly, the boots stay on paws-from the first mile to the last. Closure system combines hook-and-loop with hardware, cinching around the narrowest part of the dog’s leg to provide a secure fit.
For the revolutionary sole, Ruffwear partnered with Vibram the world's leading developer of soles for active pursuits. The partnership produced the unique Grip Trex design with omnidirectional treads and traction zones customized to the demanding needs of active dogs.
The sole generates unequaled grip, traction, durability, and performance. Together, these two advancements produce a completely revolutionary dog boot from top to bottom. Put Ruff Wear's Bark'n Boots Grip Trex on your dog and unleash the canine athlete inside, then do your best to keep up with your four-legged friend and enjoy the fun.
Keep in mind that if the boots are worn for long stretches of time it is a good idea to take the boots off and let your dog's paws have a little breather when possible - especially in summer.
- Protects dogs’ paws from extreme environments
- Non-marking Vibram® outsole with a new, multi-directional, flexible lug design gives your dog tactile control on varied terrain
- Tightly woven air mesh keeps dirt and debris out while providing superior ventilation
- Reliable, intuitive YKK® hook-and-loop cinch closure system
- Gusset design provides wide opening for easy on and off
- 3M™ reflective details provide low-light visibility from multiple angles
Getting the right fit is really essential.
To ensure a proper fit (and to ensure the boots stay on) it is important to measure both your dog's front paws and back paws. Frequently back paws are smaller than front paws. We sell the boots in pairs of 2 to draw attention to this paw size difference. Not all dogs have front paws which are larger but it's really important to check this before ordering 4 boots of the same size. Never assume paw size is based on your dog's overall size...make sure to measure using our easy directions below.
Measuring Paw Width
- Have your dog stand on a firm surface (wood, linoleum, or concrete).
- Place a piece of blank paper under a front paw.
- Mark the paper at the paw's widest point on the left and right edges of the paw (see graphic on size chart).
- Be sure to measure a front paw and a back paw as they may be different sizes.
- Use a ruler to measure the distance from the left mark to the right mark on the paper.
- Use the Size Chart to determine the proper sizing for both the front & back paws
Trying Out Your New Boots
When you receive your new boots please be sure to give them a good solid go on your dog INSIDE before going outside. We want your dog to be comfy! We are more than happy to refund or exchange items as long as they have not been worn outside and are still in NEW condition. No questions asked!
For best results when trying out new boots pop the boots onto your dog and launch right into an activity your dog loves. It's a good idea to involve toys or treats. Reward your dog for good work done and do not be surprised to see your dog walking as if he or she is on the moon. Most dogs adjust to boots in no time. You might want to have your video camera out for the initial trials as it can be quite entertaining to watch.
Will The Boots Fall Off?
If you get the right measurements your new boots should stay without any issues. The boots are most likely to fall off when your dog is first wearing them as they tend to walk a bit wildly. For this reason and for sizing purposes it's important to give them a go inside the house first. Whe you do try them out outside the first couple of times you might want to keep an eye on your canine adventurer. As your dog adjusts to the boots they are much less likely to pop off.
Do You Need To Get The Boot Liners Too
This is a question I am asked often. My view is that the Ruffwear Boot Liners add a lot of value at little expense. Putting the liners on your dog is a snap. And once you have the liners on slipping the paws into the boots is much easier. All the digits of the paw are confined nicely and it's smooth sailing. They also provide comfort for your dog by wicking away moisture from the paw. Your dog sweats from the paw. It's one of the only places a dog perspires. Also the liners will reduce friction on the paws. You know the feeling when your sockless foot rubs on the inside of a shoe. Best to avoid I reckon. Both the liners & boots can be thrown into the washing machine and will dry pretty quickly so you should be fine with one set of each.
"I have been using the same pair of rough wear boots on my service dog Kane since 2008. They are invaluable in protecting the pads of his paws from hot bitumen and concrete when crossing roads or walking down footpaths. They provide excellent protection from broken glass, thorns and bindi eyes and other sharp objects. In shopping malls and department stores the soles provide great grip and they protect Kane's toes when we get on and off escalators. Most importantly Kane loves them. As soon as I put the boots on Kane he does a three point turn dance on the spot and looks expectantly at the door. He loves them and loves to race around madly in off leash parks with them on. Amazingly they stay on. Wearing his boots Kane is a different dog. I recommend these boots for service dogs or pets equally and find the socks help to keep the shoes clean on the inside." Ben Dieirkz, Leichhardt NSW
So disappointed that these great little boots were unsuitable for my lovely 13 year old retriever. His back legs are too week to lift his feet and so the boots drag his legs backwards and he can't manage to right them. SHANNON AUNGER, Broome WA
We use the boots on very hot days to protect the feet and paws. They are also very good in protecting the dogs paws from sharp vegetation and rocks whilst bushwalking. James Crosbie, Kootingal NSW
Our German Shepherd Jess has always worn down her back claws when she walks due to her gait, (cow hocked). This has always been managed by training her to walk on grass rather than paths, and going to grassy dog parks where she runs beautifully and doesn’t drag her back paws. Recently she has been lame on one back leg which has meant increased paw dragging, and the claws wore down further. I found Ruffwear Dog Boots on Waggle and bought a pair. Jess immediately seemed more interested in her walk, she’s never tried to shake them off, and stands patiently to have them put on. They are very well made. I just wish we’d bought a pair earlier. My tips – make sure they are securely fastened. (I sometimes have to readjust them a little after she has done a few steps), check for hot spots in case they rub (I found a little hot spot on one toe), if they get wet, stuff with strips of newspaper as you would with your own runners. Liz , Thornlands QLD
Great boots, took them a little while to get used to them but now they stay on very well and protect our dogs from the very nasty caltrop burrs in the North West of Victoria. Michael G, Sunshine West VIC
The size is still slightly too big but we have the smallest size. They stay on mostly with the design but they are a little heavy, hopefully pug will get used to the wait but they definitely protect her feet Paula Hilton, Crescent Head NSW
Read 180 customer reviews of Ruffwear Dog Boots Grip Trex (2 Boots). The average customer rating is 4.8.
Posted by SHANNON AUNGER
So disappointed that these great little boots were unsuitable for my lovely 13 year old retriever. His back legs are too week to lift his feet and so the boots drag his legs backwards and he can't manage to right them.
Posted by James Crosbie
We use the boots on very hot days to protect the feet and paws. They are also very good in protecting the dogs paws from sharp vegetation and rocks whilst bushwalking.
Posted by Anna
The boots seem to be solid but we found they are very short for our German Pointer. Our dog accepted them but soon we find him leaking one of his foot. The strap fits very low and as a result the dog had blisters on the side of his uncle. We did the measurement as indicated by the video but we noticed the boots strap was sitting in the area where the dog bends his foot, hence possible creating friction. Perhaps two centimetres taller would help? We might purchase a bigger size to see if the problem persist.
Posted by Liz
Our German Shepherd Jess has always worn down her back claws when she walks due to her gait, (cow hocked). This has always been managed by training her to walk on grass rather than paths, and going to grassy dog parks where she runs beautifully and doesn’t drag her back paws. Recently she has been lame on one back leg which has meant increased paw dragging, and the claws wore down further. I found Ruffwear Dog Boots on Waggle and bought a pair. Jess immediately seemed more interested in her walk, she’s never tried to shake them off, and stands patiently to have them put on. They are very well made. I just wish we’d bought a pair earlier. My tips – make sure they are securely fastened. (I sometimes have to readjust them a little after she has done a few steps), check for hot spots in case they rub (I found a little hot spot on one toe), if they get wet, stuff with strips of newspaper as you would with your own runners.
Posted by Michael G
Great boots, took them a little while to get used to them but now they stay on very well and protect our dogs from the very nasty caltrop burrs in the North West of Victoria.
Posted by Paula Hilton
The size is still slightly too big but we have the smallest size. They stay on mostly with the design but they are a little heavy, hopefully pug will get used to the wait but they definitely protect her feet
Posted by Sue Duffy
Our Pug loves her Ruffwear Dog Boots as they protect the top of her feet from scraping the ground when she's walking outside due to her arthritis. They also help her when she's walking inside on the tiles and floor as she no longer slips. We wish that we had knownabout them earlier.
Posted by Zo
These boots are fantastic, good quality and they fit perfectly. Our beautiful Boxer had two middle toes amputated , we were worried how he will walk after the surgery but with these boots he is back to normal, walking and running like nothing happened . We also bought the boot liners.Amazing products - highly recommended .
Posted by Beverley Wilson
Our German Shepherd is going on for 13 1/2. She had began dragging her back right paw and a toe nail quick started bleeding. Our timber floors inside the house had not been kind to her, she had developed deterioration of the spine, her back legs would often splay out drastically and we had to help her up. This was a one-way track at her stage of life and especially with her bad heart problem. My husband started clutching at straws in a search for help and fortunately he found the Waggle website. We cannot believe the instant transformation that began from the moment we put on her Waggle boots. She had grip on the floor inside the house. The confidence that these gave her and/or the feeling of support and protection made her "knuckle under" less outside on the rough pebble concrete. On the occasions that she still drags the back paw she has protection for her toes and her nails will be able to grow again. We wish we had known about Waggle a long time ago but at least our Stella has a new lease on life.
Posted by Donna
Very good quality. Found boots a little too big for measured paws of 3,25cm so have inserted a cut-to-fit lambs wool innersole. Purchased Ruffwear liners too but were far too small to fit 3.25cm paw. Loves them.
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