How To Brush Your Dog’s Coat? Dog Combing -Dog Combing

Brushes For Long Haired Dogs and Dog Combing
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  • Rubber brush or hound glove,
  • Bristle brush,
  • Chamois cloth
  • First use the hound glove or rubber brush and brush the coat against the lie of the hair. This will effectively loosen any dead hair as well as dirt.
  • Next, brush with the bristle brush to remove loosened hair. Ensure that you brush the entire coat. If you wish, you may also apply a coat conditioner, this will give his coat a healthy looking shine, ask your vet for advice.
  • Finally use the chamois cloth to shine the dog’s coat. Shorthaired, smooth coated dogs can really look magnificent with gleaming coats, which is quite easy to achieve with a little attention and regular brushing. Any effort you put in will certainly be rewarded.
  • Slicker brush,
  • Bristle brush,
  • Dog comb
  • First brush with the slicker brush, this will remove any tangles and matted hair from the dog’s coat.
  • Next, brush well with the bristle brush. This will remove loose hair and dirt.
  • Finally, use the comb, to comb longer hair, which you will find at the dog’s tail and leg areas.
  • Slicker brush
  • Pin brush (often dual bristle and pin brushes are sold, bristle one side, pin the other side)
  • Comb (wide toothed for rougher type coats — narrow toothed for silkier coats)
  • Scissors

Frequency: Daily brushing is required.

  • Brush the coat with the slicker brush; this will untangle any matted or knotted hair. Be careful when untangling knots, be gentle, this should be a pleasant experience for your dog, don’t be rough. It’s a good idea to hold the hair, if you can, near the root whilst brushing so as not to tug hair.
  • Next, use the pin brush, or bristle brush for silky coats, to brush coat. If you’ve done a good job with the slicker brush you should not feel any knots. Brush the coat thoroughly.
  • Use the wide toothed (or narrow toothed, depending on coat) to comb through the coat. This will be particularly useful for the longer hair endings.
  • Use the scissors to trim long hair particularly between the toes of the paws, also around the back of the legs (hocks) and any other hair that you feel will mat if left.
  • Start brushing your dog as soon as you get him. When started at an early age dogs will soon look forward to regular grooming.
  • Brushing builds a bond of trust between owner and dog, so try to do the brushing yourself, if you can, it will pay dividends by way of a stronger relationship between owner and dog.
  • Be consistent — regular brushing is the key to a well-groomed dog..
  • Regular brushing will also cut down drastically on the amount of hair your dog will shed in the home.



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