Testing of the Skidboots...

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  1. SizzleDog

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    Ronin and Ilsa went to the dog park today to test their skidboots. I only had to adjust them once, as they slid down a little bit. But overall, they are very nice and snug, and they didn't break - they're muddy and the little painted-on Z's started to come off, but I don't mind that.

    I apologize for the photo quality - I haven't seen this much sunlight for close to four months, and I need to readjust my camera settings to handle sunlight again! Also just realized my mom double-filtered my lens this past weekend... no wonder everything was turning out funky!

    Initial liftoff...
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    "I feel like a race horsie!"
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    Ronin goes airborn...
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    "Throwdaball!"
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    *more*
     
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    Test #1 of the skidboots: Can they hold up to head-on collisions? Yes!
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    Ronin frolicks in his pinks...
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    Ilsa dives after a tennis ball...
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    "Throwdaballagain!"
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    *more*
     
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    Ilsa alllmost gets it...
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    Crazed Ilsa goes for the ball...
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    Ilsa takes a break to pose with her reds...
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    Test of Skidboots, #2: Can they withstand sharp maneuvering? Yes!
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    *more*
     
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    Ilsa flies...
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    "You talkin' to ME?"
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    Ronin... just happy.
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    I like this one, not sure why... maybe because it shows his depth of muzzle...
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    *more, once they upload*
     
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    Pretty Ilsa...
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    "I'm comin' to getchoo!"
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    The Return of the Tire!!! It finally thawed, and Ilsa was ecstatic!
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    'MY TIRE! RAWR!"
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    *more*
     
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    Racing is a contact sport for Dobermans...
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    "Iz killed the tire! Let's stuff it and put it on the wall!"
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    "Wut you mean the tire has to stay here? But but but... Iz killed it!"
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    And the drool flies...
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    The End!
     
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    OMG! That last picture is hilarious!! Love the commentary LOL!!
    Gorgeous dogs!
     
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    LOL, the first thought that popped into my head when I saw the pic of Ilsa in those was "Flashdance!" :D
     
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    Its FLASHDOBE! lol :D

    great pics!
     
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    Awesome Pics!! Glad to see that the skidboots worked out so well.
     
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    I think that's proof of some quality workmanship there. ;)
     
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    hahahahaha. I LOVE how you put Ronin in the pink ones. That awesome.

    They're BEAUTIFUL. You KNOW I love them.:D
     
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    Every time you post I get Dober-envy, lol. Those skidboots are awesome! Where did you get them from? Strider is always getting skin tears on his wrists.
     
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    Gorgeous dogs....so purdy. :)

    Okay, I'm dying to ask, WTH is a skidboot for? LOL
     
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    He's been talking to Orson again :D
     
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    Great pics as always. :D I love both of your doberdogs.
    Stop making me want the skidboots even more. ;) (I want purple for Millie. . .;))
     
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    Romy - the link to the maker is in the first post... I think. If now, just Google "Z-Control Skid Boots".

    Lizmo - skidboots protect the stop pads from injury. They also keep dewclaws safe from getting torn in the brush, as well as help stabilize weak pasterns if need be. They have lots of uses... I use mine to prevent bloody stop pads!
     
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    I know this may be a silly question (but I cannot tell how thick they are), do these skidboots, by chance, help absorb some of the shock from when they stop real fast?

    Ella has this issue when we play with her flirtpole in the basement. She runs fast to catch it and then stops to jump, but she sometimes torques her front right leg. Nothing is wrong with her leg (we had the vet check) and it isn't constant. It just happens sometimes when she plays and goes to stop or stop and twist to go in the other direction.
     
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    I don't think so Rebecca. However, they do seem to strengthen the pastern joint, since they're fairly tight neoprene. They hold that joint together in a way, so they don't hyperextend.
     
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    thank you!
     

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