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It had been about 3 weeks since I gave Shelby a bath, and she was starting to smell a little gamey. That's not good, especially if your dog loves sitting near you.

I gave her a cool bath, which I thought she would enjoy on such a hot day, but I don't think she liked the cool water at all. Afterwhich I brushed her with the Fruminator brush, and blew her dry with the shop vac which does a really good job of blasting the rest of the loose hair off her. She HATED it, especially if I get near her ears. I imagine it must be very noisy for such sensitive ears.

Shelby getting blow dried. She's irritated with me

This usually lasts for about 3 days. For 3 short days, Shelby is a wonderful, clean smelling, non-shedding pug...after that, it's back to the fur nightmare that is our daily lives.

August 1, 2007 | Permalink


Shelby - you have been tagged by Ms. Merry at pampered puppy!!

Posted by: nan | Aug 1, 2007 6:01:36 AM

Shelby looks a wee bit uncomfortable there. Our dog Bess would sit on the counter while my mom was blow drying her hair waiting for her turn. She loved the warm air on her face and ears. But I suppose a shop vac would be little frightening.

Posted by: Shelby | Aug 1, 2007 7:21:48 AM

Our little pug gets the Furminator treatment, too. We try to use it once a week. Other wise, look out for the fur bomb!

Posted by: Sophie | Aug 1, 2007 8:26:39 AM

Does the "shop vac"blow out too much "hot"
air--enough to burn Shelby's tender black
ear flaps? She (Shelby) does look like she is trying to turn away and avoid the drying
process. At least she smelled good after your shampoo and Furminator treatment.
Poor Shelby--to be beautiful is to endure
a little discomfort!

Posted by: Jade | Aug 1, 2007 12:17:59 PM

Wiggle actually LOVES the hair dryer! After each bath, he would rush to me once I turn it on. :))

Posted by: Elain | Aug 1, 2007 12:54:09 PM

Remind me that I need to give my pup a bath.

Posted by: Iva | Aug 1, 2007 4:23:41 PM

Hi shelby! It's my first time commenting on your page, but I am too a shelby fan!

Posted by: Kaui | Aug 1, 2007 4:28:03 PM

Hi shelby! It's my first time commenting on your page, but I am too a shelby fan!

Posted by: Kaui | Aug 1, 2007 4:28:26 PM

Hi shelby! It's my first time commenting on your page, but I am too a shelby fan!

Posted by: Kaui | Aug 1, 2007 4:28:34 PM

I love that puggy! Maybe she should get a bath every three days?

Posted by: Holden | Aug 2, 2007 1:49:10 PM

Pugs love to be blown dry with hair dryers on low settings if held in one's lap (like one has the time and inclination!). The treatment might bother Shelby, but I'll bet she loves to be clean!

Posted by: Kaaren | Aug 2, 2007 2:05:30 PM

hi Winnie,

What is this furminator treatment and vac shop? I live in Singapore so any idea if I can get it on the net? Thanks... 3 days is long enough for no shedding... i daren't ask for too much considering we brush our pug twice a day.

Posted by: Arlene | Aug 2, 2007 9:31:12 PM

There's no heat from the Shop vac, so the displeasure comes from being blown. Shelby used to play with the hair dryer as a puppy, but she' grown increasingly hard to catch when she's wet. And the hair dryer isn't nearly as effective as the shop vac in blowing off loose hairs.

Arlene, the furminator is a collection of products that claim to miraculously reduce shedding. It's not quite THAT good, and I hold a lot more faith in the furminator process than the products themselves, but you can learn more about it at www.furminator.com

Posted by: Winnie | Aug 2, 2007 10:44:28 PM

Hi Winnie,
Thanks for your reply. I've checked out the furminator site.

However, I don't see any mention of this shop vac you were talking about. What is shop vac? Is it more effective than manual brushing cos the brushing is getting tedious as it takes many strokes at the same area to thoroughly remove all loose hair. I'm desperate for anything a tiny bit more helpful. Hee! Thanks...

Posted by: Arlene | Aug 6, 2007 12:04:08 AM

Yes, the furminator site doesn't mention that they use a shop vac, but that's what they use for the step to dry the dog. It's basically a heavy duty vacuum for the garage. Many shop vacs have a "blow" setting, and that's what we used on Shelby.

Posted by: Winnie | Aug 6, 2007 10:09:23 PM

Thanks for the info, Winnie. Any idea where I can get this shop vac on the net?

Or is this the service they provide at your doorstep which you described in one of your shelbypug.com postings?

I'm confused!!

Posted by: Arlene | Aug 8, 2007 11:02:23 PM

It's either. The first time, we hired Aussie Pet Mobile to come and furminate Shelby. But since then we've been doing it ourselves with the furminator products that you can buy online or in the pet store.

Posted by: Winnie | Aug 8, 2007 11:09:58 PM

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