Best Untangler Tools for Grooming Combination Coats
Combination Coats consist of long flowing coat combined with a shorter, silky or smooth coat. Coat around the face and the front of the legs is short and tight. The body coat is a bit longer, and the coat on the underside, rear of the legs and tail are longer.
Care must be taken with the feet – the hair between the toes and pads can clump and tangle and trap grass seeds and other debris. Coat sheds quite a lot of hair in the molting season.
More maintenance grooming is needed as some of the hair is of sufficient length to tangle and mat. Seasonal shedding can occur with these coat types, which can cling to everything, so during shedding periods we recommend using a combination of tools.
Breeds Include: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Golden Retriever, American Water Spaniel, Sussex Spaniel, Australian Shepherd, Belgian Sheepdog, Belgian Tervuren, Border Collie, Kuvasz, Dachshund – long haired, Borzoi, Saluki, Chihuahua – long haired, English Toy Spaniel, Japanese Chin, Papillion, Tibetan Spaniel and many others.
Use the Untangler T906Pro Brush and start at the head. Lift the muzzle to stretch the skin of the neck to assist the flow of the brush.
Continue working along the body where the coat is longer and silkier. Brush with the flow of the hair in short sweeps.
If you encounter any tangles, brush them gently out. Rotating teeth are gentle on tangles and will effectively wiggle out tangles as long as you are patient. Note: Hold the mat at the skin and brush from the outside of the mat and working down towards the roots of the hair.
Brush the under legs. The brush will pull out quite a lot of loose hair. Use fairly short strokes working with the lie of the hair. Make sure that the brush passes right through the full extent of the coat.
When brushing the featherings on the hind legs, it helps to use your other hand as a support for the hair. This stops the brush pulling directly on the dog’s skin.
Tail Brushing: NOTE: The tail is sensitive. Tails and breeches are always heavily coated. Lifting the tail allows you to brush must more easily than if you try to work along the tail as it hangs naturally.
Untangler T777PX with extra-long teeth or T767PL with long teeth is a must to deep clean skin and coats. Teeth need to be long enough to get through the combination coat to the skin. When the teeth don’t clean the skin, dirt and debris build up and cause itching and other health issues for your pet. These Professionals combs are also excellent for finishing and fluffing. Used by Professional Groomers.
Start to comb behind the ears and under the neck. Use longer strokes. Also gently comb the feathering under the stomach. Lift the legs to allow you to comb out the leg furnishings as they fall towards the ground.
Lift the tail to get at the breeches and then comb the feathering on the tail itself. Then either turn the dog or move around to the other side to repeat the process.
The whole job should only take 10-15 minutes.
Untangler T516 or T716 combs are ideal for close work on tangles and mats. Preferred tools by many pet owners.
Untangler T712BC Hand Brush with 31 deep fingers massages, stimulates and relaxes. Great everyday brush to quickly remove loose hair and debris, especially after a walk. Brush is easy to hold and relaxes both you and your pup. A pet favorite.
Regular grooming relaxes the dog who’s used to it, and it becomes a special time that you can both share. A coat free of mats, burrs and tangles and skin free of fleas and ticks are as comfortable to your dog as fresh, clean clothes are to you. It makes you feel good, and the effect is the same for your pet.
Many owners are not familiar with how to brush out their dogs tail and are leery of hurting their dog by handing his or her tail, which is part of the dog’s spine. Done carefully, there are several options for brushing your dog’s tail so that it looks great and protects your dog’s delicate tail area.
From a dog’s perspective most dogs are not super crazy about having their tails touched or handled–they definitely don’t want the hair on their tail pulled! Dogs may be sensitive, because tails often get injured by being slammed in doors, or stepped on, so they are nervous of having them handled. Also, the tail is part of your dog’s spine and a sensitive body part they will try to protect.
Preparation: Working to avoid pulling tail hair and making your dog comfortable with having their tail brushed will be necessary to get your dog’s full cooperation in the tail brushing procedure.
Wrap hand around tail grab the base of your dog’s tail, hold the tail bone in your hand with your thumb on one side, and wrap your fingers around so that the dangling hair lays on your splayed fingers.
Depending on your preference, select the Untangler Pro Brush. Brush from root to tip of the section of the tail you are holding, with hair laying against your fingers to prevent hair from moving and to support hair and tailbone so pulling of hair is at a minimum.
Work each section move your hand down the tail as you complete brushing each section, moving down to the tip of the tail. Continue holding the tail bone with hand and thumb and resting fanned tail hair against splayed fingers as you brush each section.
Work out mats when you encounter a tangle or mat, use a mat splitter, fingers or small Untangler pet comb to gently work out mat or snarls. Continue holding and supporting the tail.
Finish brushing and then use a small Untangler Comb to locate any knots you missed.
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