with the weather getting warmer I wanted to address something that a lot of people don’t know. if you have a german shepherd, husky, pomeranian, corgi, collie or any breed with a double coat, DO NOT SHAVE THEM DOWN
so many people shave their double coated dogs thinking it will keep them cool in the summer but this couldn’t be more wrong!!! the undercoat actually helps keep them cool!!! by shaving them down you are actually doing more harm than good. without the protection of the undercoat, your dog can easily become sunburned and will feel the heat much more than they would with the undercoat. shaving them removes their ability to cool themselves down
so in conclusion, PLEASE DONT SHAVE YOUR DOUBLE COATED DOGS
With lots of peanut butter, encouragement and appropriate use of a clicker, Inu’s muzzle training is coming along really well! We have even developed a verbal cue for him to stick his nose right in. This one is made by Baskerville. It is light and allows him to pant, drink water and take (lots of) treats! When he is more comfortable wearing it, trips to places like the vet will be much safer for him and everyone involved. 🙂
I am a firm believer that since any dog can bite, every dog should be able to wear a muzzle without stress in case it becomes necessary.