Yesterday the GC, Spratmeg, and I went snowshoeing in the local mountains
It was the first time we'd brought the dogs and they had a great time. Nutmeg was *totally* in her element in the snow, but Spratley started to get snowballs in his pads, to the point where he was limping and looking pathetic, and we had to turn back early since he kept stopping and holding up his paws. The GC alternated walking him, and carrying him back to the car. Spratley milked it for all it was worth
but we really can't do that every time we go. I do think he enjoyed himself overall, but the snowballs just really got to be too much for him.
Instead, we shall further accessorize these very spoiled hounds with some boots. Another snowshoer recommended Ultra Paws (http://www.ultrapaws.com/Ultra-Paws-Sno ... tinfo/306/
) or (http://www.ultrapaws.com/Ultra-Paws-Rug ... info/303R/
Anyone have any experience with boots, and recommendations? Spratley wasn't cold, so I don't need to get him anything insulated, but we do need something that is tough and will stay on. Typically we snowshoe for a couple of hours over hilly terrain, and I'm worried that something like PAWZ will just come off.
Also, those of you who do have dog boots, how easy was it to train your dog to wear them?