How tight should dog boots be? Here’s What to Expect

Step 1: Measure the paw

Place front paw on a blank paper, standing with full weight. Make one mark at the “heel” by aligning your pen straight down the back of the leg, and one mark at the longest toe nail. Measure the distance between the two markings.

For Mud Monsters, Snow Mushers and Mutt Trackers – measure the front paw and rear paw.

Measuring Your Dog’s Paws

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    1 Figure out how the manufacturer sizes the boots. There is no standard for setting the size of dog boots. Some companies measure from the heel of the pad to the tip of the toe

    How to fit your Dog Boots!

    The boot strap should fit snugly above the metatarsal/metacarpal pad, but below the carpal pad. It should fit with little excess room from left to right, and front to back, and bend at a 45-degree angle where the dog’s paw naturally bends.