Let’s talk about hairy dog paws!… Does your dog have a lot of fur that grows on the top of his paws, between his toes, and even underneath on his paw pads? If so, should you trim the fur or just let it keep growing? I trim it… and I’ll show you how to do it yourself.
Toenails And Paws
If your dog hates having their paws or nails touched, start here! It's important to start trimming the nails early, otherwise your dog may need to be sedated or muzzled every time they get a nail trim -- which will cost a lot more and be incredibly inconvenient since dog nails grow fast and need to be trimmed every few months! Here's everything you need to know about clipping dog nails yourself -- how to get your dog to relax, how to trim dog nails step by step, how to properly use a dog nail trimmer, even how to trim your dog’s hairy paws and whether or not you should remove dog dew claws! See how to protect your car from dog scratches (and drool) and how to protect your hardwood floors from dog nails. Tips for those rainy days when your dog’s paws are wet, muddy, and smelly. And if your dog hurts their leg or paw, check out these e-collar alternatives that prevent your dog from licking their wound. Even dog tricks like “high five” and “give me toes” and “shake hands” -- which can be very useful throughout your dog’s life.
We have 3 dogs and 2 vehicles. I use the 3-in-1 iBuddy dog cargo cover / dog car hammock to protect the inside of our SUV from dog fur, dog drool, and dog toenail marks. See how I also use this dog seat protector as a cargo kennel — and why I love it!
I’ve had dogs all my life. Only 3 of them had dew claws. Here’s what I’ve learned about removing dewclaws …and not removing them. Everything you need to know about dog dew claws, including when (or if) you should have them removed, plus recommendations from other dog experts and dog owners.
Start grooming your Shih Tzu right away to get them used to the grooming process — because Shih Tzus need regular grooming! The combination of their tangly hair, big eyes, and shortened face can cause serious problems if you don’t stay on top of the grooming. Here’s everything you need to know about grooming your Shih Tzu: how often to do it, pro vs DIY grooming costs, tools that make dog grooming easier, and Shih Tzu grooming issues you need to know about: tear staining, shedding, eye infections, and ear infections.
The sooner you start trimming your dog’s nails the better. Here are 15 reasons that trimming dog nails at home makes more sense than paying someone to do it
Looking for a better dog e-collar cone for dogs? Try an inflatable dog collar. It worked great for us! My dog took to it much faster than a plastic dog cone collar.
Going to be trimming your dog’s nails soon? This video has some great tips for getting your dog used to a nail trim. Plus step-by-step directions on how to trim a dog’s nails.
If your dog spends most his time indoors then it’s easy for his toenails to get too long. If you hear your dog’s nails click when he walks on a hard floor, it’s time for a trim! Here are a few things you can do to make your dog’s nail clipping day a pleasant and even enjoyable experience for both you and your dog.
The command ‘Toes’ helps whenever you need to clean muddy paws after your dog has been playing outside. Or, when you need to dry off wet paws after a bath. Or, when you want to trim your dog’s toenails! Here’s how to teach your dog to give you his toes — on command.
Wondering what that little metal bar on one side of claw–type dog nail clippers is for? I was too. Here’s what I learned… it’s a safety stop! This safety guard (or quick sensor) is so you don’t cut your dog’s nail too short. Here’s how to use it correctly.