As the Hunnyboot is a fitted boot, choosing the right size is important. You’ve followed the measuring guide, so the next step is learning how to fit them correctly. Always fit the boots with your hound standing on all four feet. We recommend using Hunnyboots Fashound Sox under V4 boots to make the fitting process easier.
It's important to note that measuring and fitting a V4 boot is exactly the same as a V3 boot.
The only thing holding any brand of shoe on a dog is the strap around the wrist. If it’s loose or simply not tight enough, it will come off - guaranteed. If you follow these basic steps, you can’t go wrong.
Use your finger underneath the toes to get them all the way to the front of the boot.
Before doing up the strap, give the backs of the boots a tug upwards and actually lift the foot off the floor in the process to get the toes even further into the boot (Imagine you’re pulling up a cowboy boot). The reason for this is to get the strap above the natural widening of the ‘wrist’.
Using a finger to hold the buckle still, pull the strap high and tight – tighter than you’d think comfortable. Boot height varies depending on size, and smaller sizes are shorter. The fabric above the strap should either clear or cover the dew claw, but neither should irritate it. You can leave the section of the zip above the strap undone to allow extra room if you prefer.
The only way a boot will come off is if:
(A) the toes aren’t all the way forward, meaning they’re standing in the heel of the boot followed by;
(B) straps are not tight enough. So crank up that strap! You’ll learn what’s tolerable pretty quickly ... our hounds tend to be quite vocal about the slightest discomfort!
Practice and use this technique and V4 Hunnyboots will stay on until you choose to take them off.