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Re: Dog on Langley

Postby schmalz » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:51 pm

I'm not going to dig up where I found it. If you use logic, you can at least see how the shoes would provide less stability/balance for your dog.

I'm aware that the shoes I have are not durable. They are for emergencies when the paw is already becoming injured. They are not meant to be on for the entire hike, and once they go on we are going back to the car ASAP. The fact that they are small and light means we can carry extras too.

In my opinion, the best way to prevent paw injury is to get your dog out on rough trails often. I live at the base of the San Gabriel mountains, and my dog is out on the trail all the time. We do some hikes that are very rough on her paws, and she's never had any problems.
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Re: Dog on Langley

Postby maverick » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:57 pm

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Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org
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Re: Dog on Langley

Postby whrdafamI? » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:36 pm

[quote="schmalz"]I'm not going to dig up where I found it.

Well, that's certainly helpful. So are you saying that I am not using logic? Not using logic would be to let my dogs pads get tore up and then say "Gee, maybe I should have done something".
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Re: Dog on Langley

Postby schmalz » Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:46 pm

Bill Morell wrote:
schmalz wrote:I'm not going to dig up where I found it.

Well, that's certainly helpful. So are you saying that I am not using logic? Not using logic would be to let my dogs pads get tore up and then say "Gee, maybe I should have done something".


Wow, you are defensive. I was saying if you think about it using simple logic, it makes sense that boots with soles would compromise a dog's stability and balance. I never said that you didn't use logic in general, the statement was not pointed at you but I guess was maybe worded poorly.

Maverick's link pretty much backs up everything that I stated in this thread, including the loss in balance part. Check it out for yourself.

It's fine if you disagree with me. We all have our own methods in the backcountry. However, I don't appreciate you implying that I'm not taking any precautions on the subject as you did with your last statement.

I came into this thread to provide information that I had picked up when looking into this subject. Your first post basically tried to **** on my point. But I'm moving on. I hope neither of our dogs ever have big problems we need to post about here. I've started a hiking blog focused on hiking/backpacking with your dog, so I will surely be providing more information about this subject down the line as I grow more experienced in the matter. Who knows, maybe I'll come around and agree with you? I will be posting my experiences here over the years so keep an eye out.
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Re: Dog on Langley

Postby whrdafamI? » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:04 pm

schmalz wrote:
Bill Morell wrote:
schmalz wrote:I'm not going to dig up where I found it.

Well, that's certainly helpful. So are you saying that I am not using logic? Not using logic would be to let my dogs pads get tore up and then say "Gee, maybe I should have done something".



Wow, you are defensive. I was saying if you think about it using simple logic, it makes sense that boots with soles would compromise a dog's stability and balance. I never said that you didn't use logic in general, the statement was not pointed at you but I guess was maybe worded poorly.

Wow, you are defensive too!

Maverick's link pretty much backs up everything that I stated in this thread, including the loss in balance part. Check it out for yourself.

It's fine if you disagree with me. We all have our own methods in the backcountry. However, I don't appreciate you implying that I'm not taking any precautions on the subject as you did with your last statement.

I didn't imply anything in regard to you. I said "I" wouldn't be using logic if I let my dogs pads get tore up.

I came into this thread to provide information that I had picked up when looking into this subject. Your first post basically tried to poop on my point. But I'm moving on. I hope neither of our dogs ever have big problems we need to post about here. I've started a hiking blog focused on hiking/backpacking with your dog, so I will surely be providing more information about this subject down the line as I grow more experienced in the matter. Who knows, maybe I'll come around and agree with you? I will be posting my experiences here over the years so keep an eye out.


Lets just drop this and agree to disagree. Happy trails to you and yours.
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