"Top to guidelines for using slicker brushes. Especially Les Poochs ones that have longer tynes than most.
1. The brush must be flat to the skin. Think of a guy who can lie on a bed of nails. Could he lie on one nail? No. If you tilt the brush,…"
"Thanks Barb. When you talk about using the slicker brush the proper way so that it does not scratch, exactly what do you mean. I know about "line brushing". I do that with the pin brush, and to a lesser extent, the combs. Do you line brush…"
"Slicker brushes and combs get out the dead coat most easily for my dogs. Schauzers have a double coat and for show, the wiry part is stripped or pulled out, leaving the soft shorter coat. Poodles also have wiry and soft hair so it is hard to tell…"
"Nancy, the rake I have bookmarked sounds a lot like the one you tried. It has a double row of rotating teeth and is marketed as an undercoat rake. I guess part of why I was considering a rake is because it seems like it would be easier on the skin.…"
"Eric, Ned gets a dreadlock type corkscrew curl when unbrushed. I have used rakes on Ned also. They didn't work as well overall because the rake doesn't do as much as the slicker. I have used two rakes - one was for undercoat…"
"I'm seconding the same 16mm T-brush, it is definitely better than the pin brush I was using before. It kind of doubles as a comb and brush, as long as the coat is not too long and any of the tangles that are present are lightweight. Otherwise,…"
I am still trying to decide on the best grooming tools for Rufus. Right now I am using a MGT poodle comb with coarse teeth, a stainless Andis comb with medium/narrow teeth, and a CC T-Brush. I tend to use them in that order, but I'm not sure the T-brush does anything after running the combs through.After only a couple weeks of neglecting my grooming duties, Rufus had enough matting that he had to be clipped shorter than I had done previously. I normally use a 3/4HT blade and had to go down to a…See More
"Rufus is absolutely adorable. Thanks for the friend request. Now you can private message me if you would like. I do have both brushes. Ned has a high maintenance coat and Clancy has a shedding but easy coat. I use the brushes on both coats."
"Rufus is a giant schnoodle and he only sheds after I've brushed him (I get the little balls of hair around the house and such, I'm assuming stuff I loosened but didn't get out). I didn't do a lot of grooming, probably not even…"
"Another possibility is that the groomer used what's called "dry vinyl tape". The tape is made from PVC and has no adhesive. It doesn't stick to anything but itself. It absolutely will not stick to hair/fur, but holds very well…"
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Rufus is absolutely adorable. Thanks for the friend request. Now you can private message me if you would like. I do have both brushes. Ned has a high maintenance coat and Clancy has a shedding but easy coat. I use the brushes on both coats.
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