No aspect of home dog grooming requires as much devotion as brushing. Regular brushing keeps your pet’s hair clean and tangle-free, while keeping his skin healthy by stimulating blood flow, removing dead hair and distributing natural oils.
How often should you brush your dog? It varies from breed to breed and dog to dog but there are general rules of thumb. If he has a smooth, short coat, it should be at least once per week with a bristle brush or a quality, 2-in-1 comb. The bristle brush can also be used on dogs with “double coats” (a soft undercoat and weather-resistant outer coat), such as Collies and Huskies. If he has a short, dense coat, brush several times a week with a wire slicker brush. If your dog has a long or silky coat, daily brushing is recommended with a steel pin brush or slicker brush. If he has a wavy or curly coat, use a fine, curved-wire slicker brush several times per week (daily, if time permits). Wahl has all of the pet grooming products you’ll need.
Brushing Step by Step (once per week)
Use a Wahl bristle brush
Gently brush from front to back. For best results, brush all the way down to the skin.
What to use
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Take dog for a short walk to calm them down and burn off extra energy. Take a few minutes to pet the dog to make sure he is not overly stressed or scared.
Thoroughly brush and/or comb to remove tangles and mats.
Clip as close to the body as desired, leaving at least a half-inch or more in order to maintain enough protection from the elements.