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Ruffwear Bark 'N Boot Polar Trex Winter Dog Bootsis rated2.6667out of5by6.
Rated4out of5byLisaL123fromPricey, but adorable and usefulWe got these for our growing goldendoodle. She loves the snow but when we let her play it gets totally frozen around her paws and it hurts her to sit there and wait for them to melt. These boots go up pretty high on her leg, keeping the snow off most of her fur. They take some getting used to, both for us and her. You really have to measure right and cinch the boot on tight. Let your dog try them out in the house for a while first - she'll flail for a bit, which makes it tough for the boots to stay on, but then she'll get the hang of it and walk normally, and they'll work great. I just wish they weren't so expensive!
Date published: 2014-01-22
Rated1out of5byitowle88fromBe prepared to return...We got these for our two Newfoundland dogs and as others have commented on, even when strapped on tight, would twist around and come off frequently. Two eventually came off in a deep snowdrift that we couldn't find.
Date published: 2013-06-04
Rated1out of5byJoeMommafrom100% uselessIt's hard to imagine that Ruff Wear spent any time at all, let alone any meaningful time, testing these boots.
The first time I put these boots on my dogs, it was very easy to identify at least 5 or 6 very signifacant design flaws. If I can do this in minutes, not sure how Ruff Wear can't do it in years...
Just a few:
- the rigid cuff irritates dogs' skin
- cuff/ leg hole is way to big for paw size. Too much bunched up material prevents proper cinching of the cord.
Within the first 45 minutes of our snowshoe trip on a groomed trail, we spent (literally) 30 minutes putting the boots back on our dogs after they repeatedly fell off. After about the 7th time a boot fell of, we just took them off an hiked without them.
This was not user error, we could not have cinched the boots any tighter. These boots are simply very poorly designed, useless junk.
Date published: 2013-03-04
Rated4out of5bygunni girlfromworks greatThese work really well you just have to make sure you tighten them well or they will fall off. It takes a little getting used to for the dog. They work great for long nordic skiies though. Some snow can get packed in through the top when they are running through deep snow, but this hasn't caused any problems.
Date published: 2013-02-14
Rated1out of5byColoradoHikingClubfromNeeds to go back to the drawing boardThese boots are poorly designed. The straps are hard to tighten unless they are wet. When they are wet they come loose too easily. They quickly fall off. If not completely, they fall half way off and then ware right through because the dog is walking on the part of the shoe that does not have tread. Very disappointed Especially for the price. Also, much of the time a dog's back paws are smaller than the front paws, but the shoes are sold in 4 packs, or singles directly from ruffwear. I have 2 dogs which solves this problem. But a single dog owner is looking at needing to buy 2 pair right off the bat.
Date published: 2013-01-14
Rated5out of5byUrban DogfromExcellent BootMost people complain of boots falling off. The reason is they do not follow the instructions to check strap tightness after 15min of use and re-adjust. Most people do not put boots on tight enough to ensure they do not come off.
Best boot on the market!
Date published: 2012-11-28
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Ruffwear Bark 'N Boot Polar Trex Winter Dog Boots Customer Reviews