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Wed, Feb 27 | By Pet Pulse Staff Reports | 1083

BERLIN – There’s a new look that will soon be hitting the streets in the western German city of Duesseldorf when police dogs step out in their new shoes. The entire K-9 unit will soon be equipped with blue plastic fiber shoes to prot… more ›

New Paws for German Police Dog
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Ethan W.
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Ethan W.
5 years ago

This is a good idea. They should to this in the US too.

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Betty W.
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Betty W.
5 years ago

Good idea!!

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Wendie
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Wendie
5 years ago

I am glad they are thinking about such issues and taking precautions, but I wonder how much this is going to affect the dogs' performance. I know even after months of wearing his boots out in the snow, Joe still can't run nearly as well wearing boots as he can without them. He's clearly more surefooted with them off than on, even though he's been wearing them in the winter for two years. I wonder if they found the same thing with these police dogs.

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Rhonda T.
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Rhonda T.
5 years ago

I am glad to see that they are taking the needs of the dogs into consideration. Now if they can make sure they have a bullet proof vest too that would be great!

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Chitown
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Chitown
5 years ago

That's right! The more protection for these great dogs, the better.

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DEREKDEMANE
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DEREKDEMANE
5 years ago

I glad that they are taking the necessary precautions to help prevent further paw injuries in these brave animals.

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Ralph M.
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Ralph M.
5 years ago

Wonderful their feet will be safe,but a criminal will still try to kill them.dogs shouldn't be used to confront dangerous criminals,that's what we have trained,armed, police for.

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Ro V.
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Ro V.
5 years ago

What a great concept. I certainly can't hurt to help keep these dogs safe!

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Andy K.
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Andy K.
6 years ago

It must be tough to train dogs to wear shoes. But if it saves them some pain and suffering, it will be well worth the effort. People can be such idiots sometimes and I know all too well the dangers of broken glass showing up all over the place.

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DDRau
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DDRau
6 years ago

Great idea to save their paws from those broken beer bottles. Maybe they could increase the patrolling BEFORE the bottles hit the pavement

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Alexis93
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Alexis93
6 years ago

cute

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Morgan
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Morgan
6 years ago

Good luck keeping them on. The tighter you wrap it to keep them from slipping the more the circulation is cut off

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Sharon S.
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Sharon S.
6 years ago

Sounds like a wonderful idea to protect the dogs feet. Someone else said that Germany requires dog owners to take classes. That also seems great. Maybe the US should consider doggy shoes for their policedogs.

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Hauler
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Hauler
6 years ago

These dogs do get into some terrible situations! They need the shoes and I'd like some for my guys too!

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Nancy  H.
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Nancy H.
6 years ago

God bless these dogs who are doing such good work! I hope they are able to get used to their "shoes" and come to embrace them. I love to hear stories like this where anmials are helping in such positive ways.

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Michelle G.
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Michelle G.
6 years ago

I'm sure the dogs won't like them at first, but they'll get use to them. What a blessing for their feet!!

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Anna
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Anna
6 years ago

Its a good idea. The slight discomfort is made up for by the prevention of foot injuries.

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Michelle H.
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Michelle H.
6 years ago

These dogs are working dogs and need this protection. I know I couldn't get my dog to wear them, but she didn't really need them either.

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Tammy K.
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Tammy K.
6 years ago

I hope they like them better than my dog did. I am all for protecting their feet. Hope it works out.

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Lori M.
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Lori M.
6 years ago

How are they liking the new shoes? Update please

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Jeanie F.
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Jeanie F.
6 years ago

This is great. Bullet-proof vests would be a good idea for any police dog.

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Ashlee S.
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Ashlee S.
6 years ago

Great idea

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Jill6Johnson
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Jill6Johnson
6 years ago

As stated before, I think it is a good idea to protect the workers feet. They too need protective gear. Hope this comment has what zootoo wants so it will not be taken away again. thanks zootoo

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kristie n.
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kristie n.
6 years ago

great idea nice shoes

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Tom D.
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Tom D.
6 years ago

Nice to see them go this route for the dogs safety.

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debbie w.
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debbie w.
6 years ago

This is nice to hear about. Glad they care so much for their 4 legged officers.

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Berrypatch573
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Berrypatch573
6 years ago

I guess I wonder why the city is tolerating the continuance of behavior that results in broken beer bottles everywhere, and why switching to cans wouldn't be as feasible as shoes for police dogs.

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Renee S.
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Renee S.
6 years ago

Interesting point -- I can only think they find it easier to train the dogs to wear "shoes" vs. training humans to drink their beer from a can! :-)

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Kate H.
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Kate H.
6 years ago

My dogs would help each other pull them off.

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Rachels
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Rachels
6 years ago

hahaha.
i'd be amazed if my dog could tie my shoe.
It is good that they care about the condition of their force, human and nonhuman.

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Carol M.
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Carol M.
6 years ago

A really good idea. Too bad the dogs won't be able to understand that the protective shoes are for their own good.

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Pax1971
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Pax1971
6 years ago

Blue boots to match the uniform. That's cute! I'm glad they are trying to take good care of their dogs. I know from my personal experience with trying to get one of my dogs to wear boots that the dogs might not be thrilled with them though.

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Sharon L.
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Sharon L.
6 years ago

I'm glad that someone thought enough about the dogs to purchase protective shoes for them. Plus they are as cute as they can be. Although, I think it might be hard to get them used to wearing them. The outcome would be nice to know.

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FruitLoopLucy
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FruitLoopLucy
6 years ago

Great idea!!

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Ryan L.
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Ryan L.
6 years ago

I'm glad someone is trying to do something for these dogs.

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Haley H.
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Haley H.
6 years ago

What a great idea! The dogs feet will be much more protected this way.

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Bill G.
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Bill G.
6 years ago

I think that this is a really good idea. I just hope that the dogs will adapt to the shoes. Too bad that we can't speak "dog" and let them know why they need to wear them.

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Carol G.
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Carol G.
6 years ago

This is awesome! They really need shoes for the work they do.

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bonnie
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bonnie
6 years ago

it is great that they are protecting the k-9's feet, nice looking shoes

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Callmar
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Callmar
6 years ago

Oh, what a good idea. Kudos to them for seeing the problem and acting to fix it.

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 Jenn
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Jenn
6 years ago

Awww....I think that is a great idea. They need the protection. Now they will have "uniforms"?.....giggles.

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Patrice M.
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Patrice M.
6 years ago

that is absolutely a good idea since these dogs are around a lot of debris and could easily get injured

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Jaime G.
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Jaime G.
6 years ago

Great idea

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SAM S.
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SAM S.
6 years ago

awwww

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D. Rene
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D. Rene
6 years ago

Great story

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Cindy M.
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Cindy M.
6 years ago

Good deal another thing being done to protect those that serve us with all their hearts.

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Chrissy
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Chrissy
6 years ago

Sweet story!

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Jamie
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Jamie
6 years ago

I also hope all police dept. do this to for the K-9 unit.

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Catsruledogsdrool
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Catsruledogsdrool
6 years ago

Fantastic! Hope all police departments will follow their lead!

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Louise P.
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Louise P.
6 years ago

This is a great idea for the dogs. It is much better to train them to walk in these shoes than to have their paws cut and infected

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Mary P.
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Mary P.
6 years ago

definitely would help save on vet bills too. Fewer would be off on sick time as well.

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Courtney
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Courtney
6 years ago

What a good idea. These dogs deserve it!

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Zarah O.
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Zarah O.
6 years ago

I am from Germany so it is good to hear of a story from home! That is so sweet that they are taking such great care of their dogs! I hope this idea spreads and these shoes are used everywhere!

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