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Oof. We had our first rainy rainy walk since bringing her home on Saturday. She is NOT one of those huskies that doesn't want to go out in the rain. But she's also SUPER furry. I took her out twice this AM (she gets a long walk at 6:15am, ~45mins and then a shorter ~20min walk at around 8:30am before I head to work) in the rain. Now, to put it politely, she has that wet dog smell. I didn't even think Huskies got that! My mistake. To put it impolitely, STINKY POLAR BEAR!!! The first time, she shook off, I lightly toweled her (keep in mind she's still new to our family so I want to go slow with the new grooming), and then I brushed her. She then cleaned her own fur and did a much better job than I did. The second time, it was raining quite a bit harder. We came home soaked. I got a bigger towel and tried to dry her off, but couldn't get her to hang around long enough to get her completely dry and didn't want to push it yet. The floor, me, and her were too wet to try the blowdryer on cool (I did get a nice little shock in the arm for my efforts). Couple of questions for you all. First, I bought this conditioner/detangler for her: Chris Christensen Ice on Ice Conditioner with Sunscreen. Can/should I spray her with this after toweling and before brushing? Might that help? I know not to bathe her often because of their dry skin. Should I just dry her more thoroughly (I do plan to, I just want to work up to it so she is comfortable with it)? Should I get a dry foaming shampoo? Any other suggestions for keeping her smelling fresh (or at least, not awful)? Thanks all!
Hi All, I am not a huge Christmas fan but as this was my first Christmas with Mowgli I thought I would spend all my money on him and forget the rest of the family If you live in the UK you will know our weather can be horrible. I wanted to get Mowgli a shed for the sole purpose of somewhere dry and warm for him to eat his bones in the cold wet winter weather we have 11 months of the year. Well.......It started with a simple plastic shed and then I got carried away. Ill let the photos tell the story. THE PLASTIC SHED # The outdoor flood light for seeing down the side of the house. The water and propane gas hook up. The CCTV camera with audio to supervise bone eating. A Nest CO2 / Smoke Alarm which will make sense why I have it in next photo. Propane powered shower and some dodgy plumbing as I thought it makes sense to make the shed multi purpose and not just a dog bone eating shed. Now his all weather grooming shed aswell. Extractor Fan, 58watt LED Tube Light & Grooming Table 6 Way Consumer Unit (Had it spare) for Lighting, NEST, Tube Heater (So we don't get too cold) and socket in plug the dryer in. I have a few thing left to do including fitting a towel rail and a shed for cleaning stuff. The hardest thing was mounting everything as the shed is made of plastic and very thin. This meant that I had to bond panel onto the wall and mount to bits on this. I also need to address the Flue for the shower as it is getting hotter than I thought. If I run the shower for longer than 10 minutes the roof starts to melt. All in all, Mowgli has done well this Christmas and the rest of the Family didn't Oh well.....Happy Dog = Happy Me Dan
Hey all! New member here! Proud mama of a 5 yr/o red Siberian/Wolf mix, 10 month white Siberian/mix(?) and a 6 yr/o Staffordshire pitBull Terrier. Meeko is our 10 month old, and he was a pound rescue. Question is: why is his fur like this and what can we do to get it not like this? His fur feels like lamb or sheep fur, some places around his spine and face are soft and longer (feels more like how husky fur should feel) We have tried brushing them but it doesn’t seem to do much except just rip everything out and cause him pain. Advice is oh so appreciated!!