Question About Grooming My Australian Shepherd's Paws And Pads
I have a purebred Australian Shepherd who is almost 5. We took him after my great grandfather passed. One weekend in May a few years ago he was getting groomed and we asked for a clean summer trim.
Well, I picked him up and he was bald... I mean I could see his skin and he had razor burn all over his stomach. The groomer said it was the dog's fault cause he kept sitting down so it wasn’t razor burn it was probably a bruise from them having to keep lifting him up.
Either way, we were pissed. Since then his hair has NOT been the same. Which I figured it wouldn’t be but I was hoping it wasn’t this bad. The worst parts are his bottom and his paws. We call his paws ‘grinch toes’ because they curl up they are so long!
He already has a lot of baggage and hasn’t had it easy but grooming is not his favorite. I want to just help trim his paws and pads.
Any suggestions? Has anyone else experienced this...?
Photo my husband took when I asked what they were doing, but it shows his paws really good. Also a picture from when he was shaved. 😢