Join Date: May 2016
Location: Naples, Florida
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Tux is a condo canine. He, like his predecessor before him, prefers pavement over grass. Grass is to pee and poop on, and then get the heck off. Consequently, he stays pretty clean. Now that his puppy coat has left town, and the mats with it, he is a breeze to maintain. He doesn't like baths, but tolerates it as long as I'm careful about the temperature. He doesn't mind the hair dryer. The attitude with combing and brushing has done a 180 degree turn since the mats are almost non-existent. He seems to really like it now. His face stays white because his food is natural. His paws are supposed to be white, but one trip to the grass and it's another story. A good brushing gets most of the dirt. I keep his ear canals plucked which doesn't bother him. (he gets a treat after each ear). Toenail clipping seems scary mostly because of the sound and feel, but he tolerates that too. It helps if my husband holds him while I clip. For some reason it must feel less threatening. I have a word or phrase for every action I take with his hygiene and let him know in advance what I'm going to do....."Butt-check" is self explanatory. Baths are not necessary but he gets one about once every 6 weeks or so. Brushed, combed, once a day. Plucked and trimmed when necessary.