I hate to boot but sometimes you have too. All dogs handle burs differently. I had a pointer named Sis that could really cover some ground with some burs and never stop to pick at her feet. Boots on the front feet was the most she ever needed. I've also had a few tender footed dogs.
Cracker blew a pad and a friend booted just the one foot. The boot stayed on all day and was ready for another run. Cracker is squeamish about her feet. I put the boot on the following morning by and it lasted 15 minutes.
I've read about using just plain vet wrap on a couple of forums. I don't understand how that would hold up.
Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill