FIRST TRIM DOG’S NAILS AS SHOWN BELOW

Do not leave out this important step, trim your dog’s nails just as shown here below before you apply the Dog Toe Treads. 

  • It is important to trim the nails as shown to provide correct placement for optimal traction and so that treads can be left on longer without having to trim the nails.

  • Using electric clippers or safety scissors carefully trim away hairs, both in the area of the nail where tread is applied and hairs on bottom of paws that would be in contact with the floor. 

  • Take extra care around the pads on the bottom of the paws, if cut they will bleed.

  • Trim the nail so that the bottom nail surface is flat as it meets the floor as shown in images below.

  • Use Dremel tool with buff pad to clean nail and remove any glue residue from previous application.   

  • You can ask your Veterinarian or groomer to apply the Dog Toe Treads for you. Bring them the instructions or refer them to the website

WE FEEL A DREMEL IS A MUST HAVE ITEM. ESPECIALLY FOR TRIMMING, SHAPING, AND CLEANING NAILS TO PREPARE FOR DOG TOE TREAD APPLICATIONS. THESE ARE AWESOME ITEMS THAT MAKE EASY WORK OF IT!!!

A Dremel with buff wheel cleans wonderfully the nail for next application removing any residue glue and tread material leaving nail super clean for treads!

 

FOLLOW THESE TIPS TO TRACTION

Treads must be snug not loose, choose the smallest size that the nail will go into.

Clean and dry nails top to bottom, also underneath nails. A Dremel with a buff is the best and quickest way to clean the nail also to remove any glue residue.

Apply Tread without glue, always supporting the nail, check contact with floor.

The bottom of the Tread must be as flat as possible where it meets the floor.

Tip: Use a Dog Toe Tread as a guide or pattern (see below). Place a Tread alongside the nail (not on it) aligning the front edges of both the nail and tread.

Trim excess nail along bottom of tread to match the angle of the Tread.                

This works to make a good fit for the tread when placed on the nail.

 

  First check if dog’s nail is trimmed best for fit & traction. Use a Dog Toe Tread as a guide or pattern and place alongside nail (not on it). Line up front edge of nail with front edge of Tread. Make sure bottom of nail matches angle of Tread. Trim nail if needed to match angle.

IF ONLY FRONT TIP IS IN CONTACT

REMOVE TIP AS SHOWN IF NEEDED

TREAD NOW IN BEST POSITION

dog toe grip nail cut

NAIL TRIMMED  FLAT ON BOTTOM READY FOR TREAD

dog toe grips treads view

NAIL TRIMMED  FLAT ON BOTTOM READY FOR TREAD

dog toe grips on paw

DOG TOE TREADS ON NAIL

Use a maximum of 2 Treads per paw, only on the middle toenails.

   ♥  You can also use 1 Tread on each paw, or 2 on each back paw and 1 on each front paw. Try and see what works best for your Dogs situation. 

Do not apply to outer toenails as rubbing is possible, this is not an issue when on the two middle toenails.

HOW-TO APPLY DOG TOE TREADS

  • Follow each step carefully for best results. Have dog lie down after walk, one person gives attention and treats, the other prepares nails and applies treads.

  • To apply the Tread first pinch it from top to bottom opening up the side walls to slip on more smoothly.

  • The nail will enter the Tread and stop where it meets the front and base (see image).

  • Without adhesive do a “dry fit” test applying the Dog Toe Tread to a middle (weight bearing) toenail. Confirm correctly trimmed position shown above.  

  • The glue application hole is at front/center of the tread, it must face up when applying glue as if dog is standing. Tilt hole up when applying if dog is lying down.

    ♥  SHAKE GLUE PRIOR TO USE.

    Make sure one full drop enters glue hole. Apply one drop only of glue and keep nail still for 40 seconds.. (see diagram).

  • SEE APPLICATION & REMOVAL VIDEO  Click Here  

  • After each use quickly replace cap to avoid clogs

  • All super glues are not the same. Use only glue supplied.

PINCH TREAD TO APPLY

NAIL STOPS AT SOLID BASE

REPLACE CAP IMMEDIATLEY AFTER USE.  ONLY USE GLUE SUPPLIED. STORE AT ROOM TEMPERATURE.

dog toe treads glue application

TILT TREAD, APPLY 1 DROP OF ADHESIVE TO THE GLUE APPLICATION HOLE AT FRONT CENTER OF TREAD.

♥  SHAKE GLUE PRIOR TO USE.

HOW-TO REMOVE DOG TOE TREADS

  • After 3-4 weeks, not longer, Treads need to be removed to trim nails.  

  • While supporting the nail, cut with safety scissors from back to front along the bottom on both sides. Peel up sides, cutting away at glue inside tread. Continue cutting away glue as you peel up the tread halves over top/front of nail. Now cut off completely (works best). Drops of nail polish remover/acetone may also applied to glue hole to loosen adhesive.

  • A Dremel with buff wheel cleans wonderfully the nail for next application removing any residue glue and tread material leaving nail super clean for treads!

CUT AWAY AT TREAD

PULL UP SIDES AS YOU CUT AWAY FROM INSIDE OF TREAD