Having a dog whose paws have more than their fair share of hair, knowing how to keep an eye on them and keep them properly groomed, is a very important part of your role as a pet owner. Allowing the hair on his paws to grow too long can affect the way your pup stands or walks. It can cause his paws to sit off-kilter on the ground, which can affect the way his joints line up and in turn, cause damage to the joints, ligaments and tendons, resulting in permanent damage that can be extremely painful.
Put yourself in your pup's paws for just a few minutes. Now imagine what it would be like if someone filled your shoes with little wads of hair that you had to walk on all day long, making every step agony. This is what your dog must deal with when you don't keep his paws properly groomed. It only takes a few minutes once a month to keep everything trimmed back. So, show your dog just how much you love him by keeping his paws and nails neatly trimmed.
It is your job as a pet owner to take care of your pup. While it is very easy to take care of the things you can easily see, such as his coat, areas like the bottoms of his paws are easier to ignore. However, not taking care of his paws can lead to very serious injury, deformities, and worst of all, it can lead to permanent musculoskeletal damage. It only takes a few minutes once or twice a month to take care of your pup's paws but will make a huge difference in how your pup feels.