Yes, my dog may hate the boots but when it gets colder than -20C she refuses to go outside. Her feet get cold and she will try to lift all of her feet at the same time, I find it to be quite sad.
These boots are made of fleece and have a nice grip pad on the bottom and more importantly no matter how much she plays in the snow they will not come off.
The fleece allows them to dry out quickly and the basic design allows for quick putting on and taking off.
All that said each boot takes less than 10 minutes to make. You will need to make 4 in most cases and they can go on any foot. Having made several of these due to wearing out I am able to make 4 in less than 10 minutes.
No dogs were harmed in this Instructable. She does seem to be embarrassed by having the boots on though...
NOTE(FEB15) Due to popular demand (Xena's) and Valentine's Day, I have made a set of booties out of pink fleece and those picture have been added to the steps... Enjoy...
Step 1: Materials and Tools
1. You will need several feet of a suitable material, I used black fleece which sells locally for about $6 per meter.
2. I used 4 - 2 inch circles of suede that I had from a previous project. Any durable material will work from canvas to cloth backed vinyl, Just make sure that it will not be slippery in the snow and on the ice.
3. 4 - 6 inch (approx) strips of double sided Velcro. I have found that this offers the best retention of the boot.
You will also need a sewing machine capable of sewing light leather and Velcro. Only if you have chosen these materials. You may have to use canvas or denim of your machine cannot handle the materials.
Standard sewing scissors and heavy duty thread are also required.
A pencil and a regular sheet of paper are also needed.