As bad as the allergy season is this year, or so I'm told, looks like the tick season is going to be equally as bad.
My wife and I have pulled more ticks from our two Goldens already this spring that probably any other year.
It's very important to check your dogs often for tickets after they're been outside, particularly if they've been waling in the high grass.
It's relatively easy to get them off your pet, even though they embed themselves if given the opportunity.
This video may be a little icky, but it gives good advice on addressing ticks.
Good luck and good health!