Product Review: Paws Jawz
It’s 6am. Monday morning, first week of January. It’s Canada cold, the snow is falling, and Oscar needs to go outside to do his business. The problem: Oscar can’t bear to have his paws touch the snow (or cold pavement, for that matter). It’s just one of the un-patriotic reasons why I hate winters in Canada – those 10 extra minutes putting on Oscar’s rubber boots, better known as Pawz.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Pawz boots. They keep out the snow, wet and cold, and are the most reliable boots that’ll stay on your dog. Oscar won’t go outside after December without wearing them, and I’ve noticed how much happier he is on our walks when he has them on. The part that both of us hate has to do with getting them over his paws in the first place.
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If you’ve ever seen a pair of Pawz boots, you’ll know what I’m talking about – they look like a small, deflated balloon. The problem I have is stretching the small opening to get it over Oscar’s paw, nails, dew claw and fur. This is not an easy feat, especially with a dog who’s shaking in your lap.
I’m not the only one who has this problem. I found a slew of sites and videos that offer DIY advice, using plastic water bottles or empty toilet paper rolls. Neither of those worked, and I resolved myself to the fact that I would struggle with the Pawz booties every winter… until a Paws Jawz was dropped off to my office (*Cue angels choir).
Made in Canada (woo hoo!), the Paws Jawz is a handy little tool that makes putting rubber boots on your dog a snap. Available in small (for Pawz sizes Tiny, XX-Small and X-Small), medium (for Pawz sizes Small and Medium) and large (for Pawz sizes Large and X-Large), the Paws Jawz was designed to fit any size of dog. It’s made from hard, durable plastic and fashioned much like a pair of kitchen tongs.
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Putting Paws Jawz to the Test
The tong end of The Paws Jawz features a little lip that catches the edge of the rubber boot as you stretch and attach it to the device. Next, you open press the handles together – this expands the Pawz opening so you can comfortably slip your dog’s foot into the boot.
Slide the Pawz Jaws, with rubber boot attached, over your dog’s paw. Once your dog’s paw is completely in the boot (his nails should be at the end of the boot), just close and roll the rubber boot off the Pawz Jawz. Repeat three more times and you’re ready to conquer the snow and ice!
To Buy or Not to Buy?
Buy! Buy 10 of them! Give them to family and friends, or people at the dog park! Seriously, I LOVE this product. Why didn’t anyone think of this before?! It’s saved me so much time and effort, and Oscar is a much happier dog for it. It’s cut our prep time in half and he doesn’t shake when I pull out the boots anymore. It’s well worth the $10.99 price tag, and I know I’ll be using it for many winters to come. You can buy them online at the Paws Jawz website (they ship in Canada and the US) or ask your local retailer to stock up. I’ve included a video below from the site to show you just how easy it is to use.
Note: PetGuide.com was NOT compensated for this review. We received a Paws Jawz to review. The opinions expressed in this post are the author’s. We provide unbiased feedback of the products and share products we think our readers would enjoy using and learning more about.
Paws Jaws Short HD-2 from Josh Ricker on Vimeo.
Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).
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