The good part is it grows back. Gunner looks so bad right now (not from his eye) He's blowing coat (from an allergy we guess) and looks like he is molting. He has some bald spots and others are big clumps of fur even though I have been brushing every day.
I'll be glad when this has passed and his beautiful coat comes back.
Meanwhile I wish I could figure out how to make Sasha's ears look nice. I don't have the right tools to shape the hair up nice. : ( But he still is a cute puppy so looks adorable regardless. : )
I like those instructions better than the ones I've see elsewhere. Clear + pictures!
I do a pet-home variation of that. (Don't look at the picture in my signature - his toe fur is scraggly and his toenails were too long - I trimmed everything up RIGHT AFTER seeing that picture).
First I trim the biggest chunks of fur around the pads. I don't cut it too short though. Just enough to clean it up. Regular scissors.
I brush/poke all of the fur from between the toes up and I trim that off with my regular scissors. I try to hold my scissors a certain way to keep from cutting the toe fur too short.
And then I trim around the outlines of the feet, including removing any straggly clumps directly behind the pad.
The hocks - I just use my thinning sheers to tidy it up. I don't want the feathering SHORT. I've seen some dogs out there whose hocks look BALD and I didn't want that for my guy. It should look fluffy, but even. No mohawk or shrubbery.
I suspect his feet would look better if I had professional scissors (both thinning and straight edge), but honestly I can think of a million other things that are actually necessary that the money needs to go towards. :wave: