I know it may sound ridiculous to some people that I would buy boots for my dog, but I live in Pennsylvania up in the mountains where the winters are brutal and tough. Especially for an old dog like Jinny. The Thera-Paw Dog boots were easy to slip on and off of my dogs feet, and she did not fuss with them on at all. She was happy to go outside because her feet weren't getting wet and cold. I was happy because I didn't have to worry about her stepping on rock salt, or slipping on the ice. They are great because they have a no-slip rubber sole, and they completely cover my dogs paws and toes. I am very satisfied with the Thera-Paw boots because they are very well made, and I don't have to worry about my dog getting hurt when she goes outside in the winter anymore. These would even be great if you wanted to take your dog hiking. Jinny doesn't mind wearing them at all, because they are comfortable and don't irritate her feet. She looks happier because they give her feet cushion, and keep them warm and dry.