PRO-ACTIVE PAWS DOG BOOTS DESIGN

Designed to retain the natural movement of the dog's paw

Lightweight to give unrestricted movement

Dog's paws are, in structure, more like our hands than our feet and full flexion must be allowed both up and down at the toes

Human Hand
Dogs' Paws

 

Dog's therefore need a glove or mitten, something you would be happy to wear on your hand.

MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION

For the main body of the boot, we selected a waterproof breathable fabric made of tough textured nylon and polyurethane, also used in the manufacture of jackets for a European police force.
The fabric will retain its waterproof qualities even after abrasion and is very durable.

We reduced the number of connective seams to a minimum, so as to limit potential stress points in the boot.
 
For the sole and toe cap we chose hide. Not just any old piece of leather, but carefully dressed cow hide which means that it is supple yet strong
To prevent wear from the front claws of the dog's paws we incorporated a hide toe-cap, which has the additional benefit of ensuring the boot stays correctly in position, without twisting round, on the dog's foot.

Finally we use a special waterproof tape to seal the seams for our waterproof range, thus making the boots fully waterproof.
 

Pro-Active Paws boots are washable and re-useable and are fitted according to the width of the dog's foot.
They are adjustable to your individual dog's height of leg so that a completely comfortable fit can easily be attained.

DOG BOOTS PRODUCT RANGE

REGULAR BOOTS FOR WORKING, ACTIVE AND PET DOGS


Providing excellent protection for all types of ground and injury.

Useful for such problems as hot pavements, snow causing ice balls, sharp flinty ground or broken glass, bruised pads, allergies.

Dogs can work and play in our boots with full mobility.

DOUBLE-SIDED BOOTS FOR DISABLED DOGS

These boots are made with the leather 'sole' pad on both the top and bottom of the boot to provide extra protection. The leather pad can be extended to suit the individual dog and boots are made to measure.

Used for dogs which drag their paws, or work or play in conditions where cuts occur to the top of the foot.

A similar design is also used for dogs:

who have missing paws
that swim a lot (such dogs often wear the top of the paws on the sides of swimming pools)

Our boots do not cure any of these conditions, but prevent damage to the paws from dragging.

For the hind legs the boots are long enough to come up above the hock joints, giving secure attachment

CUSTOM MADE DOGBOOTS

Padded dog boots for dogs with arthritis or missing parts to their paws

Dog booties for dogs with missing paws

 

WATERPROOF DOG BOOTS

On most of our dog boot designs we can add a special waterproof tape to seal the seams

Especially useful where dressings or paws need to be kept dry.

(For dogs that work or play in water we recommend that seam tape is not used since water that enters over the top of the boot will be retained in the boot - impeding progress!)

Boots are slightly stiffer when seam tape is used and owners of very small or very short-coated dogs are advised to consider whether it is needed for their dog.

 

SLED DOG TRAIL BOOTS - Used by Alan Stewart of the Cairngorm Sleddog Centre

Entirely made from washable durable leather

Tests show they last 5-10 times as long as other sled dog boots

Adjustable strap position




DOG LEG PROTECTORS AND SUPPORTS

Made from stretch support material identical to that used for human elbow and knee type supports

Leather strip applied to give added traction, support and protection.

Wrap round design with velcro closure

 

PROSTHESES TO HELP DOGS WITH MISSING PAWS OR COLLAPSED JOINTS

Made using stretch support material identical to that used for human elbow and knee type supports

Lightweight water-resistant foam used to provide support or additional height to leg

Leather paw or leg pads as appropriate for the individual dog

Wrap round design with velcro and strap closure

Custom made

 

THE PRO-ACTIVE PAWS DOG BOOTS STORY

As with many other innovators, "necessity was the mother of invention" for us. We had tried various types of dog boots on our working dogs and they were either too flimsy or too cumbersome for our needs, or they fell off! So we set about designing and manufacturing our own.
 
Our aim was to produce a low-cost, durable, lightweight, water and slip-resistant and flexible boot. A tall order! But, after extensive material research, prototyping and testing 'to destruction', we did it!
 
The proto-typing and testing exercise was carried out by numerous gundogs, as they worked in forestry, on stony tracks, on mountains, in bogs, in rivers and amongst gorse and heathers. The design producing the most resilient, comfortable, durable boot with 'stay-on-ability', was eventually selected.
 

DOG BOOT BENEFITS

WOUNDS

Once a dressing has been applied how do you keep it clean and dry? After all, a dog has to do what a dog has to do - and sometimes it is raining, or muddy.
 
Pro-Active Paws will keep dressings clean and virtually dry and can be easily changed and washed if they become externally soiled. Don't forget that the dogs lameness may decrease or even disappear if he is wearing the boot, and he'll feel more comfortable.

LAMENESS

What if YOUR dog is lame, on the eve of a big event or during the sporting season? Bruised pads, torn claws or cuts to paws take days, even weeks, to heal and the accompanying lameness strains other parts of the dog's anatomy. As you rest your dog it can lose peak fitness, or you lose your vital helper in your chosen sport.
 
Pro-Active Paws can come to your rescue. Often your dog, once fitted with the boot, will be completely free of lameness. If this is the case then the boot's resilient, tough, 'stay-on-ability' will enable you to work and exercise your dog in all terrains, whilst the protection the boot provides will ensure that the sensitive area isn't exposed to dirt or further damage.