Dogs and the art of shedding. Bikinis are "in", winter coats are "out". The pollen has stopped falling, so now it is time for the dog shedding! While this can be a very annoying time of year, it is a great relief to your pet. A heavy winter coat can lead to overheating, which can then cause a heatstroke. So while you may be irritated to be brushing away what seems like endless amounts of fur (I have a Labrador Retriever…trust me, I know), it will all be worthwhile for a happy and cool pooch this summer! Below are some tips for brushing your pet, and how to not get so annoyed with the process of shedding.