Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Umatilla, Oregon
Re: Grass Heads (Foxtails?)
Your not over reacting, foxtail's are nasty little things. They just work their way right into the skin. With shepherds this isn't as big a problem because of their hight but I have know dogs who end up with them down their ear canal.
I have worked really hard to keep the foxtails out of our yard, not easy to do when thats all thats in our neighbors back yard. Then there is my parents property; they have a field with a lot of them in it. When I am brushing my dogs coat to get foxtails out I find going against the fur works better.
In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.