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PostSubject: Choosing the Right Comb   Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:32 pm

'Choosing the right brush or comb for your pet is an important first step for even the most basic home grooming.'
Brush types

Although there are many different shapes and sizes, there are basically three different brush types.

Bristle Brushes: Bristle brushes can be used on all coat types and vary according to the spacing between bristles and the length of the bristles. In general, the longer the hair coat, the more widely spaced and longer the bristles should be. Also, the coarser the hair, the stiffer those bristles need to be.

Wire-Pin Brushes: Wire-pin brushes, with or without rubber-tipped ends, are the preferred choice for pets with medium to long hair and those with curly or woolly coats.

Slicker Brushes: Slicker brushes have fine wire bristles and are especially useful for removing mats and tangles.

Combs

Rubber curry combs are effective at massaging the skin and removing dead hair from short-haired breeds. It is also a good idea to have a Grooming Rake or Matbreaker on hand to remove mats.

Brush Types and Brushing Direction for Different Haircoats



Table Information excerpted from Guide to Home Pet Grooming by Dr. Chris C. Pinney, D.V.M. Used by arrangement with Barron's Educational Series, Inc. Hauppauge, New York.



When brushing or combing, be gentle and take your time. Be especially careful when removing mats or tangles. Brushing can and should be a pleasant experience for your pet as the gentle stroking feels good on your pet's skin. It does not take too many painful 'rips' through snarls, however, to make brushing a procedure your pet will try to avoid rather than invite. The best way to build trust and make this a pleasurable bonding time for both of you is to brush your pet often, preferably daily. This prevents problem mats and tangles from developing.

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PostSubject: Re: Choosing the Right Comb   Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:06 pm

I have thre brushes. A wire pin, slicker, and a shedding blade Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Choosing the Right Comb   Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:49 pm

I only use the slicker and a comb made for double coated breeds (its not shown here). Thats really all I need for Junior! Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Choosing the Right Comb   Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:10 pm

great to know!
i wasnt sure what to get when mine was younger but some lady..a random customer went on for 10 minutes teaching me about different brushes/combs, hehe...we got a wire comb and it works great!
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PostSubject: Re: Choosing the Right Comb   Fri May 06, 2011 8:02 am

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PostSubject: Re: Choosing the Right Comb   Wed May 11, 2011 3:11 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Choosing the Right Comb   Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:11 am

Nice info! I thought any comb is fine for my dog. Do you know any dog grooming school?
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PostSubject: Re: Choosing the Right Comb   Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:35 pm

AnnSmith wrote:
Nice info! I thought any comb is fine for my dog. Do you know any dog grooming school?

I don't know of any myself, I sorta gave up the idea of becoming a groomer...though trainer suited me better Razz There's lots though, you should just search around but my advice would be to go to dog communities that focus primarily on dog grooming and ask what school they went to and what they though about it. I think there is a forum called prodoggroomingsupplies, that would probably be a good place to start. study

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