Best Untangler Tools for Grooming Silky Coats
Silky coat breeds have a combination of long, silky and short, smooth coat. Coat is very short and tight around face, front of legs, body and rear of legs. Long, silky coat on undercarriage, rear of front legs, front side of rear legs and tail. Again, long, silky coats can mat, knot and tangle if not groomed daily to weekly.
Breeds Include: English Setter, Gordon Setter, Cocker Spaniel, Irish Setter, Clumber Spaniel, Field Spaniel, English Cocker Spaniel, English Springer Spaniel, Welsh Springer Spaniel, Maltese and many others. (Afghan Hounds have silky and very long coats, listed under Long coats)
Check the coat for mats and tangles first. 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.
Start on a hind leg and use your supporting hand to lift the coat upwards towards the body, so you can see the skin underneath the length. Use Untangler PRO Brush/T906PRO and brush through the coat in layers, working up towards the top of the leg. Continue over the other legs and then brush the body coat with the way it falls, usually straight towards the ground.
Depending on your Breed Size Untangler dual spaced combs are frequently used by Professional Groomers; Professional Groomer Combs/T767PL for Large Breeds with silky coats like Afghans. Wide teeth to deep clean all the way to the skin which is critical. Dual-Spaced combs allow for both mat clearing and fluffing without changing combs.
Best Combs for Medium sized Breeds over 40lbs: Untangler T716PC/ coarse teeth or T727 dual-spaced Pet Combs are excellent tools for mat clearing and grooming. These combs are the most popular tools used by Pet owners.
Untangler Super Groom II Comb/T735SS with 30 narrow teeth is specifically designed for mat untangling and grooming for small breeds under 40 lbs. Favorite tool of Havaneese, Yorkies and Cavaliers. Rounded tips provide a relaxing massage to your pet while you groom which helps keep them calm.
Untanger Super Groom I Comb/T705SS has 22 wide-spaced teeth for grooming for thicker parts of the silky coat. Many love the handle design and use both Super Groom I and II as their go-to set for grooming silky coats.
Untangler V-Shape Mini Rake/T821RK is an all time favorite tool for most dog owners. Use for grooming ears, neck, coats. An all-around useful tool for clearing mats in hard to reach areas. Short 6″ handle and V-shape design make it effective for most coat types.
Hand Brushing with Untangler T712/ 31 deep finger brush is fun to use, effective for quick cleaning loose hair and dirt after a long walk. Recommended as a handy daily brush that relaxes both the pet and the user. The soft tips bring dirt and loose hair to the surface and stimulate natural oil production keeping skin and coats healthy. Use long strokes when brushing and follow the grain of the coat. Excellent bush for bathing dogs!
Do dogs feel better after being brushed? 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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