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Best Untangler Tools for Grooming Heavy Coats
Heavy Coats; a combination of long, thick, silky hair and some short, smooth hair. Prone to mats, knots and tangles this coat type requires daily and weekly brushing.
Breeds Include: German Shepherds, Alaskan Husky, Akitas, Alaskan Malamute, Keeshond, Pomeranian, Samoyed, Old English Sheepdog, Shetland Sheepdog, Newfoundland, Golden Retriever, Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Chow Chows, Rough Collie, Pekingese, Border Collies and many others
Shedding is completely normal and no need to worry unless you notice bald spots, hot spots or any kind of irritations on your dog’s skin. You may need to get advice from your veterinarian as to what is causing the problem. Many dogs develop allergies over time and your vet can run tests to find the culprit. Fleas, ticks, and parasites will also cause skin irritation and excess shedding.
Do not bathe your dog until you removed all of the loose undercoat and matted hair. Bathing a dog that is matted and has a heavy loose undercoat will only make things worse by tightening the hairs making it almost impossible to brush out. Once you have your dog all brushed out you can give him/her a bath. Bathe at least once a month, but no more than once a week. A lot will depend on your dog’s coat and skin condition as to how often he/she will need a bath.
In addition to Professional Groomer Care, Home Grooming is essential to keep your pup in good health.
Some areas of your dog’s coat may be too thick for the shedding blade, especially around the neck, chest and behind his/her hind legs. Use Untangler T801RKL Shedding Rake or Untangler T865RKL Extra-Long Grooming rake for these areas. Untangler Rakes are designed for removing tangles and mats without damaging the topcoat. Rotating teeth reach to the skin level, gently removing dirt and debris with less pulling and snagging, preventing pain to you pup.
After clearing loose hair with the Untangler Rake, use the Untangler T906Pro-brush to gently brush through the soft undercoat, to remove any remaining loose hairs. The extra long, articulated handle allows you to easily maneuver through the thick coat. undercoat.
Untangler Professional Groomer II Comb T777PX is an essential tool. Use this comb to run through the coat and carefully identify tangles or matts that have been missed. This extra-long 1.25″ dual-spaced comb is superior for cleaning the skin and coats. Note: Comb teeth must be long enough reach through the dogs thick coat to skin level in order to clean skin of dirt and debris prevent itching and other skin issues.
Some pet owners select the Untangler T716 or T516 as their “go to comb” to clear tight mats, especially after a walk or run. The 5″ pet comb is a convenient travel size for immediate mat removal.
Finally, Brush again with the Untangler T906Pro Brush to smooth the hair so that it lies in the direction of growth. This encourages the spread of natural oils in the coat, improving coat condition and prevent itching.
The Untangler T712BC Hand-Held Brush is a great every day brush. 31 deep, soft rubberized fingers massage and stimulate the skin, and remove loose hairs. Relaxing to use for both you and your pup. Dogs love the deep rubbing action of this brush. A pup 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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