I need advice about burrs -Tuffy get a home grooming
by Iris Miller
(Bristol, CT USA)
Tuffy and Iris
I need advice, we will be visiting my sister and her yard is full of weeds, stickers and burrs. Last time we visited Tuffy had burrs the size of rice in between his toes, stuck in the hair of his feet, face, body, everywhere.
The hair wound around them and it was hell pulling them out one by one. The poor dog and I suffered through it each time I took him out to relieve himself. Tuffy refuses to ever go pee on a pee pad again, he is too grown up (at two years old).
Any advice on how to keep those burrs and foxtail stickers from sticking on to the hair?
Tuffy has been such a good boy, and so patient with me while I am learning to groom him. He is much less nervous than he was at the professional groomers. I have cut his hair three times with the clippers only, the comb attachments do not work. I watched the training video a dozen times and really wish I had one with an actual Coton being groomed, not a standard Poodle!
Anyway, I am getting worse, not better, this last time took a couple of big chunks of hair out. I cut enough hair off to build another Coton! Lucky it is summer and his hair grows faster. It has only been less than two weeks and I am getting ready to bathe him and trim his hair again. I still have the traveling Vet trim his nails at Pet Supplies Plus.