Muddy Pups What would you do?!?!? - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 08-26-2008, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 163
• Horses: 1
Muddy Pups What would you do?!?!?

Ok everyone looking for helpful tips & solutions for my muddy puppy problem?! I live on a farm and have a battle on my hands to keep my place at least slightly less muddy than outside hehe. I wipe paws down but towels etc aren't working that great to help keep the mud down.

I have a blankets on the couches & bed but even with the wiping they put mud on them, I have to change my beds sheet/covers at least twice a week. This washing/muddiness is driving me bonkers. There may not be a magic solution but I am hoping one of you will have a great solution that I haven't even thought of.

Hi I am Gabi
Mel ~ 6yr TB Gelding
Chip ~ 5yr huntaway/dobbie cross
Tui ~ 4mth pittie
Sabbath & Tink ~ Cats
If interested you can check out my riding journal http://www.horseforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=15935
KiwiRyder is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 08-26-2008, 05:26 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Warren, Arkansas
Posts: 1,251
• Horses: 0
That's honestly a toughie, maybe you should actually wash their
Paws throughly when they are ready to enter the house. Otherwise,
I would just say keep them off the furniture and bed, tiled floors you can always mop.

Oh, or you could also purchase some of those little dog booties
For them to wear on their feet...now there is an idea!! :P

http://www.yuccadune.com/media/PawPalsDogBooties.jpg

It's been awhile, but I'm back & back in the saddle!
Small_Town_Girl is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 08-27-2008, 04:24 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Serbia
Posts: 531
• Horses: 1
Are your dogs allowed to go in and out as they please? Because if so... that might be one of your biggest problems. Our dog has to ask to us to be let out... as well as be let back in. And if her feet are muddy, we wipe them off. If your dog rolls in the mud (mine doesn't... she likes being clean... :P), then I'd suggest getting them used to being hosed off... that's one of the easiest suggestions I have. Hose them off, dry them off, and then bring them in... and don't let them back out unless they absolutely NEED to (to take care of some... erm... business)...
FutureVetGirl is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 08-27-2008, 09:28 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Missouri
Posts: 6,004
• Horses: 0
We do what Future Vet girl suggested. Tanner (our Lab) only gets in and out when we say he can. He goes to the door and bumps the door knob with his nose when he need to go out. (that's him asking) If he was brought in recently we tell him to go lay down. When he is out and wants to come in he always has to go the back door. We have large windows that are only about 8" from the floor so we can see what condition he is in before he is let in. If he's muddy...we go out and hose him off then bring him in and dry him off. OF course this is much easier with just 1 dog. Puppies are so silly and play and roll and jump on each other. I really don't have a good suggestion about keeping them clean. Last time I had a litter of puppies I had a porch that we could keep them on until they were dry or clean.

Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

1 Chronicles 28:20








Dumas'_Grrrl is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome