Best Untangler Tools for Grooming Long Coats
Long coat or drop coats are continually growing and considered non-shedding. Breed standard for long coated breeds is as is, requiring only a trim. Brushing/combing is required at least three times a week otherwise mats, knots and tangles will definitely form.
If coat is not brushed/combed frequently, coat will become problematic causing poor air circulation to the skin which in turn will become inflamed and/or infected. Long coat breeds should definitely be conditioned as well as brushed.
Breeds Include: Afghan Hound, Bearded Collie, Briard, Old English Sheepdog, Skye Terrier, Lhasa Apso, Lowchen, Tibetan Terrier, Chinese Crested – powderpuff, Chinese Crested – hairless, Havanese, Maltese, Shih Tzu, Silky Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier and many more.
Check the coat for mats . Use your fingers to tease mats apart and then use your brush to work them out; if they are stubborn, you may need to use a de-matter. Work gently from the skin towards the end of the coat length and then brush the knot away.
For some breeds with a double coat (Siberian Husky, a Newfoundland etc.) an undercoat rake should also be used to remove hair.
The Untangler Extra-Long Tooth Rake/ T865RKL is an excellent tool for cleaning clean loose hair and debris Extra Long wide teeth reach deep to the undercoat for gentle cleaning. Make sure that the dog is laying down for this, either on the floor or on your lap.
Use Untangler PRO Brush/T906PRO and Brush from head to tail; follow the direction that the hair grows . Brushing in this direction will meet much less resistance and will be much more enjoyable for your pet. If you find mats, stop, hold mat at skin and gently brush it out. Note: Untangler 5″ Comb/ T516PC, is excellent for gentle and quick mat clearing. Used by many pet owners to untangle tight mats around face, ears, neck and legs.
Untangler Professional Groomer II Comb/T777PX is dual-spaced with 1.25″ extra-long teeth. Teeth reach deep to the skin to clean dirt and debris. Round smooth tips rub and massage, relaxing your pet as you groom. Preferred comb for coat for grooming, fluffing and finishing.
Untangler V-Shape Mini Rake/ T821RK is a designed for grooming face, neck, ears and under arm-pits. The V-shape design and 6″ short handle is perfect for hard to reach areas. The Mini Rake is the favorite grooming tool for most Briard owners.
Untangler T712BC is a hand held brush especially great for bathing. Also an excellent tools for and quickly cleaning dirt and debris after a long day. It relaxes and massages both the pet and the owner!
Long haired Breeds should get a haircut on average every six to eight weeks. It is best to start out giving your long-haired canine companion a bath. Experts recommend they get bathed every two to four months. Dogs do not need to be bathed more often as it will deplete the natural oils in their hair and dry out their skin. It is important to use dog shampoo as human shampoo will irritate them. Keep shampoo out of their ears, mouth, and eyes. After bathing it is recommended to apply flea medication to ears, mouth and eyes.
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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