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Dog Grooming: Choosing the Right Brush for Your Dog
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Both of these dog brushes are designed for removing the undercoat while leaving the top coat untouched, which is one of the best methods for deshedding a dog. The slicker dog brush is also useful for removing tangles.
Using a Slicker brush, give your dog a good brushing. The force dryer has removed 90% of the loose undercoat, the rest of the job is easy.
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An important thing to note: Brush your husky out well BEFORE you bathe him as a Husky undercoat saturated with water cannot be brushed out while it is wet. Also, wet matted undercoat does not dry very well or quickly and can cause your Husky to get skin rashes or hot spots so do not leave your dog with wet matted fur. i use these JW Pet Company GripSoft Double Row Undercoat Rake Dog Brush and JW Pet Company GripSoft Shedding Comb for Dogs
Photo provided by FlickrTowel-dry your dog and allow him to shake off. Your dog should be damp, but not soaking wet, before you brush her undercoat.
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The good news for you is that you are already keeping up on your dogs’ shedding by brushing them weekly. That means that they probably don’t have huge clumps of hair that need to be removed- making the job much easier on their skin and your arms. If you do decide to get a Furminator, your dogs would probably need the large size, and I would recommend buying the whole system, including the shampoo and especially the conditioner. Undercoat is definitely much easier to remove on dogs who are clean, conditioned, and dry. Don’t every use a Furminator on a wet dog, that will only tug and rip at the coat. Using a good conditioner, whether it’s the Furminator brand or some other high quality one, will help to reduce the tearing or shredding that many people notice when Furminating their dogs’ coats. Simply put, dirty, coarse hair will get stuck in the fine teeth much more easily than clean, smooth hairs will.2. Double Coat – A dog with a double coat will need a little more TLC than a smooth-coated dog. These dogs may have a short or long hair. You will need a slicker brush or pin brush for either length and a wide-toothed comb as well, for double-coated dogs with long hair. For short-haired double-coated dogs, use the brush to comb out the undercoat, brushing outward from the skin. Use the same brush to go over the topcoat, brushing with the lay of the coat. For long-haired double-coated dogs, take sections of the dog’s hair and separate it with your hand before brushing with the slicker brush. Brush outward from the skin to help remove loose hairs in the thick undercoat. After you have brushed the whole body, take the wide-toothed comb and place it deep within the coat, parallel to the skin. Comb outward to remove more loose undercoat. With either link you may find some mats that need addressing. Use a dime size amount of Cowboy Magic® and work the mat out with your fingers and the brush. Repeat brushing after bathing with and . (Examples: Rottweiler, Chow, Husky and Collie)The soft, fluffy undercoat is very light and somewhat flyaway, while the topcoat is coarse, heavier, usually straight, and imbeds itself like a whipworm into woven fabric, snaking in and out of the warp to defy your best efforts in brushing. Your Whippet’s coat may be a lot shorter than a Saint Bernard’s, but the hairs are of almost all dogs are of the same types. Tightness of curl in some breeds throws another characteristic into the recommendations for coat care. Classifying haircoat types on the basis of length, the German Shepherd Dog’s is considered to be “normal” or intermediate, compared to the short hair of the Boxer and the long hair of the Newfoundland.5. Long Coat – Don’t let the intimidation of grooming a long-haired dog overwhelm you. Whether you have a long-haired dog with a coarse coat or a silky coat, a grooming regimen that suits you and your dog will help their coat continue to look their best. A Long-haired dog with a coarse coat has a softer undercoat mixed in. You will need a slicker brush or pin brush and a smooth bristle brush. Longer hair is at a greater risk for matting so have on hand. Start by removing any mats that you find by placing a dime size of on the mat and working it out with your fingers and the brush. Next, using the pin brush, brush the coat out gently in the direction that it grows. Then, go over the entire coat again with a soft bristle brush. Bathe your dog with and afterwards. Long-haired silky-coated dogs, have no undercoat. But as with the long, coarse coat, the biggest challenge in grooming a long, silky coat, is dealing with the mats that often form in the fine hair. Use the to remove all mats and then brush the entire coat with the lay of the hair. After grooming, bathe the dog with Cowboy Magic® and follow with . Dry with a hair dryer, and brush the coat out. (Examples: Shih Tzu, Lhasa Apso, Yorkshire Terrier, Maltese)