Springing Into Shedding Season

Spring means warmer weather, which for dogs, means shedding season! Sheba’s hair isn’t too thick, but she does shed quite a bit, so I was looking forward to testing out the FURminator Dual Brush that Chewy.com kindly sent us to try (in addition to some yummy treats for Sheba).

It’s no secret that Sheba is extremely spoiled, and pampered quite a bit. But I still couldn’t stop laughing at this picture I snapped of her in zen/”ahh” relaxation mode when I was brushing her. She was seriously loving it!

The FURminator has two sides – one with pins for getting rid of mats, tangles, and loose hair, and the other, super soft with bristles for smoothing over. Although she liked both sides, I think she preferred the pin side of the brush, since it feels sort of like a back scratch would to us humans.

To reward her for not running away while I was brushing her (although why would she!?), I pulled out the bag of Zuke’s Mini Naturals (peanut butter flavored), and rewarded her with a few treats. The treats are pretty small, so I thought it’d be a good time to brush up on some training commands with Sheba, as well as the fun exercises we did via Dognition a while back.

Sheba gobbled the Mini Naturals right up! For the past week I’ve been hiding a few of them around the house before I leave for work so she’s distracted with a challenge while I sneak out to the car (otherwise it’s a sad pup face in the window staring at me). She’s had a 100% success rate in finding them so far – there have been no treats left behind!

Does your dog shed? What do you do to keep it under control?

Disclosure: I received these products for review purposes. 

  • Erin Gray

    I told my boyfriend we're getting a black lab instead of yellow like the two my parents have JUST because of shedding season. I wear too much black!