Pet grooming is not something you learn
overnight, it requires patience and an acceptance towards the frustrations that
come with it. Dog owners – since the dog
is usually a bigger animal – especially need to be able to properly groom their
dogs if they want to be able to take care
of their dog’s wellbeing in a responsible manner.
Let’s discuss some of the more popular dog grooming tools used by seasoned dog owners.
If you have a thick haired dog, such as a
German shepherd, Chow Chow, or Malamute, then, a rake would come in really
handy to keep your dog groomed. Rakes are brushes that are designed and made in
such a way that they can get deep into the thick coat of a dog without any
annoyance experienced by the dog.
You can use rakes
to keep your dog’s hair orderly and without tangles and also remove the dead
undercoat which shouldn’t be accumulated there in any case. Make sure to brush
regularly when it is the shedding season for the dogs you own, it is better to
know such details about the breed of dogs
Rakes come with different pin sizes, the
best size for your dog is what matches the length of its hair. This way, all
the dead undercoat can be easily removed without irritating the dog with
pointed jabbing into its pins.
Wire Pin Brushes
Wire brushes are simple, and also a little
bit complicated. They look exactly like the brushes we use for our hair so it
takes a keen eye to differentiate between the two if they are placed side by
side. Nonetheless, Wire pin brushes are
perhaps the most popular type of brush used by the people as it used to clear
the coat of the dog from any loose hair.
Regular brushing with these brushes will
prevent the stray and loose dog hair from being shed onto everything your dog goes close to, be it furniture, carpeting,
or kitchen appliances.
Slicker brushes are a versatile option for
dog grooming as they can be used on most breeds. Any dog with a medium to long
haired coat, which is most of them, would benefit from a brushing using a
slicker. These brushes have a flat surface on which there are very fine and
short wires placed really close to each
These brushes are also very popular for dog
breeds that have curly hair as you can remove the mats rather comfortably.
Another reason for the popularity of slicker brushes is that they are available
in a range of sizes, some with a firm handle and some with a flexible handle.
You should consider and choose the ones that best fit your hand and are also
good for your dog.
Bristle brushes are usually used for
grooming of dogs that have a comparatively
shorter coat and hair such as Jack Russell Terriers, Italian Greyhounds, pugs
and others. However, due to the variety in the density and spacing of bristles
on such brushes, people use them on all breeds of dogs. The bristles act very
effectively in removing loose hair and dead undercoat making brushing with it a
very refreshing experience for the dogs.