Dobes stole my heart <3
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Shelby Twp. Michigan
Dogs Name: Nexus - Bella - Lily (R.I.P. Mysti)
Titles: Nexus = Spaztastic - Bella = NoNo Bad Dog - Lily = Tiger Shark!
Dogs Age: Nexus = 4/14/2010 Bella = 2/19/2011 Lily = 6/27/2014
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I have 2 dogs and they have managed to turn my beautiful grassy back yard into half a mudpit! We keep a towel by the back door and they get wiped when they come in, and by now they are both used to sitting as soon as they come in to get wiped off. Sometimes the towel isnt enough and I use pet wipes (same as baby wipes, and I have considered having my in laws just buy the baby ones from Costco).
I wish I could teach them the trick my dad taught to one of our dogs many years ago. He would comein, and lay down on his rug and wash his paws off. If it was snowy, muddy or raining dad would wipe them with a towel first then tell him to clean his paws and he would lay there and clean each one before leaving the rug. We have way too much traffic in and out of our back door to have them laying there cleaning lol! Not to mention when I say clean your paws and try to get them to do it they look at me like Im on crack ..... but yet at times they lay on the bed gnawing on their paws, go figure!
There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. - Bernard Williams
R.I.P. Mysti 1/25/02-10/21/10