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Foot & Ear Protection

Post by ladyjubilee » Sun May 19, 2019 9:06 pm

Does anyone have any recommendations for foot protection from hot asphalt and concrete or ear protection for sound?
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Re: Foot & Ear Protection

Post by Dutchringgirl » Sun May 19, 2019 10:34 pm

may I ask why they are on hot asphalt? What noises do you need to protect them from?
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Tell us about yourself: Apparently I just adopted a Dutch Shepherd. My experience have been with Dalmatians. The shelter listed her as a 3 year old Dutch Shepherd, which truthfully I didn't even know was a breed. I picked her because she is so sweet and energetic. But looking at the forum, I'm wondering if I might have taken on more than I will be able to handle. I did reach out to s DS rescue and they say she does appear to be a DS. But so far she's a joy and though not trained is catching on quickly.

Re: Foot & Ear Protection

Post by ladyjubilee » Mon May 20, 2019 11:13 am

Since she is being trained for service work, she'll be out and about more than most dogs would be. For instance this weekend, just for basic access training, we just went into a store...but we live in the South and a relatively mild day was already 91 degrees. We decided not to take her to Disneyworld with us this year, but she'll still need to go other amusement parks, or events with us. We went to a baseball game yesterday, and realized even there if she had been with us, her feet would have been on hot pavement.

For sound, being with a teen boy, even one with needs, will mean being in loud environments on occasion.
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Re: Foot & Ear Protection

Post by Dutchringgirl » Mon May 20, 2019 2:16 pm

For the paws, there are tons of booties out there on the market, I guess you would have to find a set that fits properly. As far as ear protection, I have no idea.. My guess would be to reach out to some SAR groups or other groups that do more service type work. I have never seen anything for sound, but that does not mean anything. Try google too LOL
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Re: Foot & Ear Protection

Post by TimL_168 » Mon May 20, 2019 6:27 pm

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Re: Foot & Ear Protection

Post by Dutchringgirl » Mon May 20, 2019 7:41 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: that is awesome !
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Post by TimL_168 » Mon May 20, 2019 10:32 pm

I use them at the range.
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Tell us about yourself: Apparently I just adopted a Dutch Shepherd. My experience have been with Dalmatians. The shelter listed her as a 3 year old Dutch Shepherd, which truthfully I didn't even know was a breed. I picked her because she is so sweet and energetic. But looking at the forum, I'm wondering if I might have taken on more than I will be able to handle. I did reach out to s DS rescue and they say she does appear to be a DS. But so far she's a joy and though not trained is catching on quickly.

Re: Foot & Ear Protection

Post by ladyjubilee » Tue May 21, 2019 11:26 am

Do how well do they work? Are there any pointers fitting them over big ears?
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Re: Foot & Ear Protection

Post by TimL_168 » Tue May 21, 2019 3:21 pm

ladyjubilee wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 11:26 am
Do how well do they work? Are there any pointers fitting them over big ears?
They work great. Both my dogs got used to them pretty easily. Fold the ears over into the cups. It's easy.
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Post by SEL » Tue May 21, 2019 5:24 pm

I have Muttluks which I put on her feet if for some reason I have to take her somewhere where she'll have to walk on hot asphalt in the summer (like if she has a vet appointment). They are okay, but I want to get something with a thicker bottom. I have been looking at the Ruffwear Grip Trex, they look pretty good and have good reviews. So I might try those out.
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Re: Foot & Ear Protection

Post by ladyjubilee » Wed May 22, 2019 2:52 pm

Bramble's harness is their Webmaster. I really like the quality and design (I just wish there was more patch room). It also has a cooling addon, that we're going to try. Hopefully that quality is reflected in their Grip Tex too. Please let me know how they work.

I can't get a feel for whether booties are better because they protect the whole foot or if something like Mushers wax is better because of heat exchange because it doesn't cover the sweat glands.
Pack: Peanuts-terrier mix, 16-18 years old, Bramble-Dutch Shepherd, 3 yrs
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