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Post  Nick Morris on Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:20 am

I forgot to mention this in my blog post on Sunday, but during my long run on Sunday I saw a lady running with a dog.  The weird part was that the dog had shoes on.  This is the second time in the last three years that I have seen a dog wearing running shoes. Has anyone ever seen a dog with running shoes or have running shoes for their dog?

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Post  Chris M on Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:04 am

Not only have I seen it, I recently purchased similar shoes (they are really more like socks) for my own 3-year old Golden Retriever, Juliet.  I've been taking her out for 60 or so minute trail runs and a couple of times the rocks have completely torn up the pads on her paws.  She'll finish the run and there's open cuts on her pads and it takes days for those to fully heal.  I'm sure if we went way more often, she would build up tougher pads and be fine but to avoid her having to limp around with tender paws, you slip these sock things on and she's good to go on hot pavement or rocks.  She's not a fan of them yet and will try and chew them off when she stops but when she's actually running, they don't seem to bother her at all.
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Post  Nick Morris on Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:44 pm

@Chris M wrote:Not only have I seen it, I recently purchased similar shoes (they are really more like socks) for my own 3-year old Golden Retriever, Juliet.  I've been taking her out for 60 or so minute trail runs and a couple of times the rocks have completely torn up the pads on her paws.  She'll finish the run and there's open cuts on her pads and it takes days for those to fully heal.  I'm sure if we went way more often, she would build up tougher pads and be fine but to avoid her having to limp around with tender paws, you slip these sock things on and she's good to go on hot pavement or rocks.  She's not a fan of them yet and will try and chew them off when she stops but when she's actually running, they don't seem to bother her at all.

I think that they are a great idea and help keep the dog safe.  It's just not something that I see everyday Smile
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Post  Jim Lentz on Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:32 am

They have something like that for sled dogs.
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Post  fostever on Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:28 pm

Love it, but how would McDougall take this? Now we are going to see more dogs with tons of running injuries! Hope these are zero drop models! LOL
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