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7 pro grooming tips to follow at home

It’s important to maintain your dog’s coat for many reasons: it prevents matting, enables you to do a health check and notice any new lumps or bumps, and helps manage shedding. A well-maintained coat will provide your dog with the right thermal insulation – being matted or 'packed out' with dead hair will be heavy, uncomfortable and incredibly hot! Here are my 7 tips to help make your home grooming regime easier for you and your dog.

  1. Wash your dog using the Berries & Leaves shampoo bar for his or her skin type. Working with a clean coat makes brushing much easier for you and your dog.

  2. Brush your dog in the bath – the hair is more elastic when wet, helping to avoid breakage, and it’s easier to spot knots or mats.

  3. Choose the right type of brush for your dog’s coat type. Only use a slicker brush to remove tangles, then move on to the comb.

  4. When using a slicker brush, touch the hair with the pins and lift away – never brush the skin itself.

  5. Lift the bulk of the hair with your hand and brush in sections below the line.

  6. Never tug or pull with the comb or you will hurt your dog. If you find a tangle with the comb, go back to your slicker brush to remove it, then check your work again with the comb.

  7. Clean your tools regularly to keep them hygienic and help them last longer.


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