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What Is A "Mat" And How Do I Get Rid Of Them?

What Is A “Mat” And How Do I Get Rid Of Them?

A mat is basically a tangle of hair, often with undercoat, that has formed a knot tight enough to resist brushing and combing. Mats tend to form on dogs with thick, long, curly, or double coats in corners of the body and areas with longer hair, such as the base of legs, the anal area […]
Should I Get A Dog That Sheds Often?

Should I Get A Dog That Sheds Often?

There are various types of dog coats. Some are short, some are long, some are coarse or wiry, while others are silky. Some dogs shed heavily all year long and some shed seasonally with a moderate amount of shedding. The amount of shedding will determine the amount of hair you have lying around the house, […]
Keeping Your Dog's Eyes Clean and Healthy

Keeping Your Dog’s Eyes Clean and Healthy

Cleaning your dog’s eyes more or less depends on his type of breed. Dogs with protruding eyes and wrinkles on their face such as the Pekingese, Pug, and Boston Terrier, need to have their eyes cleaned on a regular basis. On the other hand, other types of breeds do not require as much attention. Different […]
How to Groom a Long Coat

How to Groom a Long Coat

The long coated small breeds are characterized by a certain appealing full fluffiness, as opposed to the parted coat-breeds, which are characterized by long, smooth, flowing hair, which is more similar to long human hair. For this reason, keep this in mind when grooming long-coated small dogs: Think of the coat standing out from the […]

Grooming Tools Inventory: Part II

The following is a list of more tools and equipment for grooming your dog: Hydraulic grooming table (23″ X 36”) with tailgate in position 23″ x 47”): This table works great for grooming dogs of all sizes and weights. It can be lowered to 29” from the floor and raised to 35 1/2” at its […]

Grooming Tools Inventory: Part I

Certain tools are required to properly groom your dog. All dogs should have the basic supplies such as brush, comb, and scissors. However, long coats require different grooming tools than smooth coats, wire coats, and curly coats. The following is a list of tools you will need for grooming: Boar’s Bristle Brush: This brush works […]
Grooming the Medium Coat

Grooming the Medium Coat

Another type of coat that is easy to groom is the medium coat. Many medium-coated dogs should remain entirely natural without trimming, clipping, or shaping. The medium coat does not tangle, mat, hold on to dirt, or require special attention other than regular brushing and the occasional bath. Long hair on the feet should be […]
8 Steps To Grooming Your Dog's Ears

8 Steps To Grooming Your Dog’s Ears

Whether your dog’s ears are long and droopy, or short and catlike, they require attention to make sure that they stay clean and free of problems. Ears produce wax, trap dirt, grow hair, retain moisture, and can easily develop infections when they are neglected. Check your dog’s ears every day. lf your dog is used […]
6 Steps To Grooming a Wavy or Curly-Coated Sporting Breed

6 Steps To Grooming a Wavy or Curly-Coated Sporting Breed

Grooming a dog with a curly or a wavy coat is not as simple as grooming one that has a short and smooth coat. For example, take the the “water breeds”. They are sporting dogs with extremely harsh curly coats. Because these dogs typically spend a lot of time out in the field, retrieving items […]
3 Ways to Dry the Coat

3 Ways to Dry the Coat

There are three methods that can be applied to properly dry the coat, depending on the breed of dog you are working with. These are: The fluff-dry method, the cage drying method, and the towel-dry method. The first method and perhaps the most difficult to achieve is the fluff-dry method. A high-speed floor dryer is […]