Connecticut Police K-9s in the town of Clinton tested out their new work boots on the summer pavement, making for a hilarious video.
The Clinton PD instagram page shared the event, which showed K-9 Sonny prancing awkwardly in his protective paw-wear.
“Yesterday at the Dogs on Deck demo we were parked in an area which was mostly pavement,” the post read. “I was concerned the pavement would be too hot for his pads, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to try out our Ruff Wear dog booties.. it was comical experience to say the least.”
While the temperature in Clinton only reached the low 80s (which is apparently “hot” for local residents), the situation is different for K-9s on pavement, as bare paws would have been exposed to pavement at around 125 degrees Fahrenheit.
According to The Dodo, a good rule of thumb (though one we can’t outright advise you to do) for testing whether or not your K-9 is safe to walk on pavement is to attempt to place the back of your hand on the ground for five seconds. If it’s too hot, it’s likely too hot for your partner as well.
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