The other day my wife and I walked our neighbors dog on a dirt road by our house. It rained the night before, so her paws were quite muddy. All the apartments in our complex are carpet, so before setting foot back into the apartment, I had to bend over and wipe her paws so that the carpet maintained some semblance of cleanliness.
Without back pain, this task is not a problem, it just takes a few minutes to ensure that we don’t get any mud on the floors. However, low back pain can make this task hard and nearly impossible. As a result, your house can get dirty because it’s a lot easier to have the house cleaner steam the carpets than being in excruciating pain or a few hours after this task.
But today I’m going to show you a pain free way to clean your dogs paws, so that you can go about the rest of your day normally, while also have a floor free of mud. It’s all about the hips and body positioning.
First, get down on one knee. If needed, place a towel or thick pad underneath your knees for support.
When reaching down for the paws, hinge at the hips. It doesn’t matter which hand you use, because you’ll end up switching grips anyway.
Have your pup’s paw as close to you as you clean it with a towel or another cleaning device.
Repeat this process with all feet. If you need to switch out your knee position, that is perfectly fine too.
Sometimes dog ownership gets a little dirty. But, with this strategy, you’ll know that you can take care of this task without pain.
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