Many thanks to our hostesses Sugar the Golden Retriever and Dachshund Nola for today’s blog hop
As anyone with a long coated breed of dog may know, the fur between the toes of a golden retriever can get very out of control…sticking out in all kinds of silly directions like feathers.
That’s why I love to trim Sheba’s paws. I trim the fur out as best I can and then trim her nails at the same time. I just love to see the results! They do a little better job at the groomers than I do but most of the time I do it myself.
Not only do her paws look pretty, but in the winter it helps to keep snowballs from forming in between her toes, and in the spring and summer less dirt and mud gets tracked into the house.
Then there’s always the pretty in purple look too, which really protects her paws! She wears her Pawz when we walk on winter roads covered with ice, snow, and road salt and dirt. I will also put them on when she’s playing in fresh snow in the yard, because even when they’re trimmed she can still get snowballs in there.
Whatever the look, Sheba always looks pretty!
Very pretty paws!! I’m impressed your Mom can do it herself, when my Mum had Goldens she always had to let the groomer do it, luckily she doesn’t try with me and I have the ‘natural’ fluffiest paws in the world look! Tee Hee
I hope you’re having a fun day,
Your pal Snoopy 🙂
Thanks Snoopy! Oh boy, I bet you do have some fluffy paws!
Well, don’t look too closely….I’m sure groomers do a much better job than I do! 🙂
Donna O. says
Those purple paws boots are just adorable.
As for trimming the paws, nothing wrong with doing it yourself and saving a few bucks at the groomers. 🙂 I tend to all my dogs grooming needs myself, and it sure saves money. Of course, with short haired dogs, that mostly means nail trimmings and ear cleanings, but there’s still weekly brushing and the occasional bath to contend with.
Thanks, Donna. When we had two goldens I found the grooming a lot to keep up with. But with just Sheba now, and then two short haired dogs, things are much easier. Goodness knows we spend enough on vet bills, food, etc. so it’s certainly best to try to save some money somewhere!
Tenacious Little Terrier says
I just take Mr. N to the groomer every once in a while and they do it. He still gets snowballs and mud all over his feet though.
Yeah, it really only helps, it doesn’t really solve the problem completely. I wish I had started taking Sheba to the groomer when she was young so she would have gotten used to it and not be so nervous.
Dolly the Doxie says
Very pretty paws! Have you tried Musher’s Wax? Its great for keeping snowballs out of paws! Love Dolly
I have heard of that, Dolly, but have never tried it. Maybe I will, thanks!
Dogs N Pawz says
Sheba is beautiful! Hope you had a great Black and White Sunday!
Thank you!! Hope you did also!
christine & riley says
She looks great and I think you are doing an awesome job trimming them. I have been doing the grooms for my Shih Tzus lately and the more I practice the more confident and better I become 🙂 And I love PAWZ !! We have been using them in this wet weather we have been getting this week.
The Pawz are great, aren’t they?
Thank you, I prefer to do things at home when I can. To save money, but also, Sheba is a nervous dog so I don’t want to stress her out too much taking her to the groomers. In fact, she’s only actually been once, and I may take her in the Spring again, but maybe once or twice a year at the most.
It does get easier, the more you do it!
Hailey and Zaphod says
Thanks! Now if I could just get Sheba to believe that this is a special spa-like treatment that she’s getting!
2 brown dawgs says
Awe Sheba got a paw-di-cure. 🙂 I could never trim our golden’s paws. They always looked hacked…lol. I left it to the groomer. You did a very nice job!
Thank you! I don’t think I always do a great job….I’ll usually miss a spot that I’ll notice later and it bugs me. They aren’t perfect, but they’re good enough for our purposes!
I get mats all the time between my pads, so Mom is always trimming, but it tickles me. Love the purple shoes like Katie wears. Bailie and I wear size blue.
I think it tickles Sheba too, sometimes she’ll pull her paw away. I love how everyone always asks about the Pawz when they see them on the dogs….I think they notice the bright colors.
Sheba is so beautiful 🙂 I probably should trim Jeffie’s paw fur… luckily he doesn’t mind wearing his boots to prevent those pesky snowballs.
Thank you, Sue! It’s not as easy as I made it sound. Sheba really doesn’t like it, but I can be persistent!
M. K. Clinton says
She is beautiful! My Golden child Tucker hated anyone to mess with his paws. Sheba’s pedicure is lovely : )
Thank you! Don’t let me fool you that she is overly cooperative or anything….she puts up with it and there are a lot of treats involved, but she doesn’t like it!
Sheba is a pretty girl! I feel your snowball pain. : )
Thank you! We have to limit her time out in fresh snow sometimes. It seems to be the worst when it’s a certain temperature and certain type of snow.
Caren Gittleman says
Thank you, Caren!
Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady says
Sheba is gorgeous your right about that! I love how the purple pops in that photo! Well done!
Huskies get long fur between their toes also, it is the one part of a husky that is ok to actually trim!
frum our pack at love is being owned by a husky
Do you trim your dogs paws then? Just curious! 🙂
Roxy the Traveling Dog says
I just trimmed Torreys feet. You did an excellent job.
Thank you! Sometimes I’m not too sure, and always think I could probably do better.
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
Great photos of before and after. I too just love the look for freshly trimmed dog feet. I call the hair in feet bunny slippers and love to trim it off. Sheba is beautiful.
Oh, thank you. Bunny slippers…that’s funny, I’ll probably be thinking that now too!