Our expert says:
Dog Behaviour Expert
Hi Emily, and again so sorry about my lack of skills here - hate to know what I may have told you if I had answered in your language!
some dogs and breeds do shed excessively and in most cases it is totally normal, but for some dogs it can be the result of poor nutrition, stress or an underlying medical problem, so I would suggest you mention this to your vet first as a safeguard.
I see nothing wrong with having a GSD trimmed at all. I have several friends that have done this due to the dogs being so badly affected by the heat and having a Border collie myself who has a very thick coat I have him trimmed twice a year. Dont try and do this yourself, rather go to a groomer and let them do it professionally. Thks S
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