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A fur problem

Shedding season is upon us, leaving me quite frustrated with how Shelby is leaving her coat all over the house. I've always been curious as to whether or not this would work.

As it turns out, I don't think I netted nearly as much hair as I expected.

April 25, 2005 | Permalink


looks a little like you're recharging her.

Posted by: Victoria | Apr 26, 2005 4:07:30 AM

I take my pug Francois outside and vigorously scratch his torso against the grain. Hair comes off in a bursting waterfall. Side effect: It gets him so excited I have to stop every ten seconds to let him bark and run around in circles with his butt close to the ground (otherwise known by pug owners as the "pug run")

Posted by: Todd | Apr 26, 2005 8:42:14 AM

I have been taking my pugs outside to brush them once a week. I find that this helps them shed a little less in my apartment.

In our house, the pug run is known as the BOOTY DROP. The first time I saw the booty drop was after Buster got out of the bath and he was so excited and ran like crazy, butt to the floor. :-)

Posted by: h | Apr 26, 2005 8:45:52 AM

I am so surprised she sat still for the cleaning! Even my four year old son runs away when I break out the vacuum... I can't imagine what my dog (if I had one, alas!) would do! :)

Posted by: Mariann | Apr 26, 2005 10:25:45 AM

Aw, Poor Shelby! She does not look happy about that!

Posted by: alfredsmom | Apr 26, 2005 11:38:51 AM

We call the booty drop "turbo-dog". I can't believe that she sits through a vacuuming of her coat!

Posted by: ninjakittycat | Apr 26, 2005 3:46:08 PM

Sometime's when my pug, Mylo, is really shedding I use a lint roller (one of those lint remover thingies that has the paper that you tear off when completed). It works pretty good...and there isn't much cleanup because the hair sticks.

Posted by: Kelly | Apr 26, 2005 4:23:42 PM

We call the "pug run" the "Pugtona". Because they race around in circles just like the race cars. My 13 week old pug Sally has just learned to "pugtona", and it's so cute.

Posted by: Emily | Apr 26, 2005 5:13:56 PM

Has anybody tried the Furminator?

Posted by: faye | Apr 27, 2005 2:44:56 PM

We call that butt tuckin' run "sh--in' and gittin" around our house! Daisey May(pug) and Chloey(lab) both do it. Lets just say it's total craziness when they get going like this!
I took the vacuum to Daisey once..... and it didn't go well.........she peed on my lap! We won't do that ever again! I like using a shedding tool on the dogs. walmart carries them, they're usually used on horses but can be used on any animal! They work wonders!

Posted by: Lisa | Apr 27, 2005 3:18:06 PM

Why not shave her? I shave one of my three cats in a sort of "lion cut". This reduces shedding in a big way and my cat seems more comfortable without needing to clean all that fur all the time. I have them shave as far down as the electric shaver will go.

Posted by: Chrissycrunch | Apr 27, 2005 4:20:56 PM

Shelby has been hacked into the Pug Matrix. She must've taken the red pill.

Posted by: Francois Le Pug | Apr 27, 2005 5:35:51 PM

When my little sister was 6 or so, she dubbed the pug run "crazy tail". I try to get Jack with a brush once a day, and use a shedding blade prior to his bath. The only time his shedding is really noticeable is if I miss brushing him a bunch of days before a bath.

Jack thinks the vacuum cleaner is an evil monster and he must save his "puppy" (my son) from it. I can't imagine him sitting still long enough to be vacuumed.

Posted by: Caitlin | Apr 27, 2005 6:27:26 PM

It's the "butt tuck", and I believe that the pug and the vaccuum have been enemies for years...

Posted by: diana | Apr 28, 2005 12:46:54 PM

My pug, Misty, loves to be vacuumed!. Her fur is coming out in chunks! I have dog fur balls rolling across my kitchen floor like tumbleweeds.

Posted by: Paulie | Nov 7, 2005 8:42:11 PM

I call it the scootenpug

Posted by: Christine | May 24, 2006 1:26:57 PM

Can dogs suffer from "fur balls" like a cat?

Posted by: Chris | May 31, 2008 7:42:34 PM

Can dogs suffer from "fur balls" like a cat?

Posted by: Chris | May 31, 2008 7:43:10 PM

I'm not sure. But Shelby doesn't because she really only cleans her face, paws, and priovate bits, and none of those areas have a lot of fur.

Posted by: Winnie | Jun 1, 2008 9:46:45 AM

How do you know if Shelby is cleaning and not licking due to allergies?

Posted by: Lene | Jun 5, 2008 12:03:20 AM

I guess I don't really. She doesn't lick herself raw, and it's not obsessive.

Posted by: Winnie | Jun 5, 2008 9:20:30 AM

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