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Dog Boot Video: Cruel, or Cute?

If you have 21 seconds to spare, please take a look at the video of Elle, who was trying on her protective dog boots for...

Maria Goodavage  |  Apr 28th 2011


If you have 21 seconds to spare, please take a look at the video of Elle, who was trying on her protective dog boots for the first time. And if you have just a little more time, feel free to leave a comment letting us know what you think. The reaction to this video on its YouTube page has been mixed, with many cries of animal cruelty. I’m wondering what an audience that’s more educated about dogs thinks.

As anyone who has ever tried to put protective boots on a dog can tell you, they take a little getting used to. Here are some great tips from Ruff Wear, the makers of high-quality dog boots, on how to help your dog adjust to boots. The first tip: Don’t laugh. LOL! I have to admit that when I watched this video, I did laugh. And then I replayed the part where Elle is bounding down the hallway cartoon style, because it’s so doggone cute (at least to me). I think it’s pretty clear that she’s not a traumatized dog, unless she’s embarrassed about running like Scooby Doo.