Am I the only weird person that checks the dogs pads after a walk? I do because living by a bar there is glass up and down the roads and sidewalks. So i always check their pads to make sure no glass or anything else got in them. They also run in the woods a lot so after hiking or anything they get checked to make sure there are no thorns in them or anything else. I even taught the dogs the command "check paw" and they lift there paw up so I can check them. The only do the front ones though, I have to pick the back ones up :P
~It doesn't matter how smart the dog is,it matters how smart the owner is.
Not really, although we have a ritual where we always wipe off all of her paws when we come in from a walk. It's pretty wet around here throughout the fall and winter, so it actually accomplishes something to wipe them off (along with the rest of her if she's really wet). For consistency, we do it throughout the year even if she's dry, although it's certainly a more token effort.
I always watch the path Diesel takes for anything like glass that he needs to avoid. If there is glass, we go somewhere else. I'd rather prevent an injury than check for one when we get home.
Paws are wiped after every walk because he wears his "shoes" in the house.
No, not unless I notice a limp or hear a yelp. Tick checks are done every time after off leash runs in the forest. Layla is trained to allow people to examine her paws so if I have to she is fine with it.
I do a quick glance over when pulling off our pups harnesses. I also check their muzzle for thorns. Yes thorns! With monsoon season in full swing here lots and lots of pieces of cactus are being washed around all over the place and leave it to my pups to find the ONE PIECE that still has it's thorns attached.
Leo and Zoey - born 4/21/12. The loves of my life (other than the hubby)
Not unless they limp.