If you hear your dog yelling about his muddy feet (trust us – there is nothing worse than trying to wrestle a muddy and hyperactive dog!
April showers may bring May flowers, but all dog owners know that those lovely showers also bring a lot of muddy feet and dirty floor surfaces. If the spring season makes you frustrated every year, here are a few ideas to help you stay productive during spring.
One of the easiest ways to reduce the amount of mud on your home floor is to reduce the yard time for your dog and increase the walks. The weather is getting a bit nicer, so a couple of times a day lead your dog for a quick walk. Not only can you lead your dog out of extra muddy areas, but his paws are likely to be cleaner after a stroll on the sidewalk when you return home.
Use all the towel Set in the habit of giving your dog a paw wipe before letting him in the house. Try setting your dog into a Sit or Down command and rub his dirty feet with a dry or damp towel. While there may still be some mud left behind, you are less likely to have a muddy mess if you take the time to wipe off the paws every time you bring him in from the outside.
Take a deep breath If you have had a dog or child in the spring, you know that sometimes the best thing to do is just to take a deep breath and be calm. Your dog can become more energetic if he hears you yelling about his muddy paws (trust us – there is nothing worse than trying to wrestle a muddy and hyperactive dog! Use a calm voice to try to put him down or be laid before grabbing an extra messy dog to head into the bathtub.
If you cannot trust your dog to behave on a leash or to sit for you while you wipe down his paws then your spring can feel like it is forever gone. help us give you the obedience you deserve!