Same here, Sean actually gets balls of ice stuck to his paws when the snow/ice freeze. Our groomer takes care of the problem when this happens and it really makes a big difference.Originally Posted By: AK GSDIt has only been a problem for us with the coaties and the snow/ice clumping.
When I had long coats this is what I did. They track around a LOT less mud that way! I also trimmed off the long hair between the foot and hock on the hind legs and between the foot and the little "pad" on the leg (above the foot) on the fronts for the same reason. Here is an exapmle. She didn't have an much coat as some coated dogs, but she would get hair on her feet and legs in the places I trimmed like she had on her elbows. (But the length of coat in the pic between the little "leg pad" and the elbow was natural and not trimmed.) Due to having horses and dogs for EVER, I am very "proficient" with scissors and never made anyone bleed.Originally Posted By: Quinnsmom.... between the pads with the clippers, then fluffs the hair between the toes and uses scissors on what sticks up.