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#5851546 - 07/28/15 08:29 AM Bicycle inner tubes for dog boots.
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Registered: 11/16/07
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Anyone tried these? What is your method and did you like them? Sure does seem like a cheap solution to high dollar boots.
I bought a new inner tube at walmart for $7 (extra thick too). If they work like I think they will, I will get at least two sets of boots for that $7. And I intend to hit up a bike shop when I am near one and see if they would give me old ones. Still two sets of boots for $7, sounds like a good deal to me. We bought two sets of lewis boots to try for the first time this season too. I
I had a few sets of the grip trex boots but they fell apart after being put up for a couple of years. Took them out to use them and they all fell apart. I really liked them for the two seasons that I used them.
Other than that, I couldn't even begin to tell you how many sets of nylon boots I have been through over the years. I am really interested in this inner tube thing, could really save me some money with 9 dogs.

Thanks for any tips and tricks you might be willing to share.


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#5851577 - 07/28/15 08:49 AM Re: Bicycle inner tubes for dog boots. [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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I tried them once. My tubes were too small. I've seen people do mighty fine with the.
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#5851585 - 07/28/15 08:56 AM Re: Bicycle inner tubes for dog boots. [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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I figure it is worth a try. They don't need boots at our lease in Oklahoma but I am going to be testing them there early in the season, so I am prepared for our west Texas hunt that will be late in the season.
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#5851629 - 07/28/15 09:16 AM Re: Bicycle inner tubes for dog boots. [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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Motorcycle shops will give you old inner tubes. Tubes from small front rims might do just fine.
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#5852349 - 07/28/15 04:47 PM Re: Bicycle inner tubes for dog boots. [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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I've used them, altho like Bill, I don't like having to. After cutting the tube up in to boots, just make two parallel cuts on one end of the tube boot, forming what would be the tongue of a shoe or boot. Tape 'em on real good, and let 'em rip! I left the bottom open for drainage. They always seemed to work as well as nylon boots for me.

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#5866457 - 08/06/15 02:54 PM Re: Bicycle inner tubes for dog boots. [Re: Pointer]
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It works. Just use lots of duct tape.
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#5867372 - 08/06/15 11:56 PM Re: Bicycle inner tubes for dog boots. [Re: MathewsBowMan]
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I've used them quite a while ago. They work ok. I like Lewis better but it's not as painful with the inner tubes to pocket book when fido comes back in limping on 3 legs with a boot thrown. I've also tried the corduro nylon and they don't last very good at all. My preference is to start applying tuff foot about a month before running the dogs in the burrs, it really makes the dog do much better in the grass burrs. I don't like running boots primarily because they can get hung up in barb wire fences, they tire the dog quicker and they are a nuisance to put on. Just my 2 cents. By the way I was in Collingsworth county this week and the burrs are really bad. But I also saw several pairs and flushed a really nice covey of half grown birds. grin

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#5868834 - 08/07/15 10:37 PM Re: Bicycle inner tubes for dog boots. [Re: orpco]
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We always kept out dogs on screenings instead of concrete. Made for a tougher footed dog. Never used a boot in my life.
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#5880185 - 08/15/15 06:28 PM Re: Bicycle inner tubes for dog boots. [Re: CCBIRDDOGMAN]
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I am selling some Lewis Dog boots, training collars, tracking collars, beepers collars, and dog collars. See add in classifieds.
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