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Knuckling is a problem for many dogs. This is especially true for dogs in the early stages of degenerative myelopathy (DM) or those in the rehabilitative process of overcoming neurological deficits. Walkin’ Pets offers a variety of products to assist dogs with regaining or maintaining proper placement of their paws while walking.
Training Tools for Front & Rear Paw Dragging
Pets with neurological conditions often experience weakened limbs and struggle with paw placement. The No-Knuckling Training Socks are designed specifically with these pets in mind. These assistive devices encourage your dog to lift their paw and place the paw back on the ground without dragging their feet.
The Front and Rear No-Knuckling Training Socks are the only knuckling products on the market to be made of the lightest weight materials and provide additional support above and below the joint. This is crucial for successful proprioception training, especially for pets dealing with limb weakness.
Rear No-Knuckling Training Sock
Dogs that are dragging or scuffing their back paws benefit from the Rear No-Knuckling Training Sock. This training sock is ideal for in-clinic use by canine rehabilitation professionals. It can also be used by pet owners for at-home exercise in between therapy sessions. The training sock is intended for short-term, multiple use. It is an excellent tool to help correct gait and improve hind paw placement.
Front No-Knuckling Training Sock
This training tool is perfect for helping dogs that struggle with correct paw placement in their front legs!
Help retrain your dog and correct proprioception in their front feet with the Front No-Knuckling Training Sock. Like the popular training sock for the rear, this is perfect for in-home rehabilitative sessions. Enhance your pet’s rehab training sessions and underwater therapy with either the front or rear No-Knuckling Training Sock.
Paw Protection for Dragging Feet
A bootie splint is ideal for dogs knuckling in either their front or rear paws. It provides support underneath the foot and extends to just below the hock or carpal joint.
For dogs that are knuckling and in need of stabilization of the hock or carpal joints, the standard front or rear splints will provide full support while also extending underneath the paw. The Bootie Splint features a rubber traction pad on the bottom to help pets keep their grip as they walk. A splint is an excellent option for in-between uses of a dog’s No-Knuckling Training Sock.
Another option to protect dragging paws and prevent scraping injuries for one or more paws is the use of our Walkin’ Pet Boots.
While the boots do not provide stabilizing support, they will protect the feet. They can also provide traction for dogs on slippery surfaces, such as tile or hardwood floors. Dog boots also help keep paws warm, which can help arthritic pets avoid joint discomfort in their toes.