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Keeping the fur trimmed between your dog's paw pads not only helps give you a view of any potential injuries your dog may have between these paw pads, but it also gives your dog less fur to chew on when he licks and chews at his paws. Paw injuries are very common, so keeping this area clean and neatly trimmed will aid in keeping your dog's paw pads healthy. Keeping this fur trimmed short can help keep your dog’s paw clean of debris and excessive mud, dirt, and snow stuck in between his paw pads.
This is a tender area. No matter how tough the pads appear, your dog may be wary of you touching the space between his pads, especially with scissors or a trimmer. He may be apprehensive of the sound and feel of clippers, but you can calm him with a soft voice and proper training.
Pad your grooming resume with this neat paw pad fur retrieval trick. Learning how to maintain your dog’s paws and the fur growth between his paw pads can help keep him healthy and your house safe from debris and bacteria. You never know when your dog may need to have pretty toes and well-groomed feet. Beside keeping dirt and bacteria away from his paws, he may want to also appear quite fetching.
I used my beard trimmer with the nose hair attachment to trim between the toes and paw pads. It's slow, but very low chance of cutting any skin.