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Bucket of water by the back door and towels hanging over a chair right nearby. I used to be much more neurotic about no muddy paws, but lately, I just figure I'll rent the giant carpet shampooer when mud season's over

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Our yard is a mud hole right now and Rufus gets muddy every time he goes out (which is often because we're still housetraining). We have a big towel at the back door and when he comes in I try and get the mud off...but it's a losing battle!
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Big towels and straw, straw is a lifesaver for me at this time of the year!
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I think we have decided to put gravel down outside our back door probably abpouit a 10x20 foot section. During the winter we will put up a temporary wire fence to close off the rest of the yard. When the ground is frozen or when things dry up in the spring we can open it to the rest of the yard. Got the idea from our breeder.
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I keep 2 towels at the back door just incase if he comes in with mud on his feet. Thank god the ground is finally starting to dry out.. its been raining constantly the past few days. I want to get a hose out back so i can just hose off his feet outside let him walk in and dry his feet on the towels. but we dont have a water spiket out back.
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Just have a large towel by the backdoor. I've got Tysen trained to offer each paw so I can wipe it and when I'm done wiping he will place that clean paw inside so it doesn't get dirtier. Then after the mud is gone-time to clean the floors really good!
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I trim the heck out of Tucker's fuzzy paws first off, that really helps clean up. We hav a gray carpet rug in our mud room where we all come in from the back yard. I wipe his feet with an old towel and sometimes make him stand in there a few minutes if his feet are damp.
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I was just wondering the other day how everyone else dealt with this, but it sounds like I have tried much the same things as everyone else. It's already in the 50s and 60s here and our water hose is right by the back door so I usually wash them off first and then keep a towel inside by the back door. Makes for lots of laundry, but it's better than mopping muddy footprints off the hardwoods every day. Now I only have to mop every other day. :-) Such is life with these furry kids.
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In the fall, we put down indoor/outdoor carpeting. The color is such that the mud blends in pretty good. When the dogs come in, I do wipe them down to get the first layer off. I then have a path of playmats that interlock for them to walk on. By the time they get off the play mats, most of the mud has been left on the mats. We will just run the cleaner after the wetness has dried and all is good.
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