Post # 1
I use the kong zoom groom and the furminator quite frequently on my rottie, and the furminator gets a lot of the undercoat out nicely. however, she still has a lot of loose guard hair around her rump/bottom of her back! these guard hairs don’t get brushed out by the furminator – but i can easily pull out little tufts of these furs and they are shed all over the house 🙁
anybody know what is the best kind of brush to remove these shedding guard hairs? they are coarse and a little wavy.
Post # 3
I like using a wide brush, like… Let me see if I can find a pic. I have a lab with those same course hairs who sheds like a psycho. I rub this up her back and it really helps.
Post # 4
We use one like this on our lab mix. We notice a lot less fur in the house when we use this a couple times a week.
Post # 5
We use a furminator and the dyson pet groomer, which is really the winner. It’s a brush that attaches to the vacuum hose so as you brush the vacuum sucks up the fur you brushed out, any loose fur and any dirt. We have a long coated GSD and a sheltie and nothing else compares. They always look soft, smooth and shiny afterwards 🙂
Post # 6
@ieatunicorns: LMAO! I have a shedding blade for my horse that we use when she sheds her winter coat each spring.
We use the Furminator….haven’t noticed any other loose hairs like you’ve mentioned, though. Our dog LOVES his Furminator. He gets excited when I get it out, and sometimes, he also get um…”excited” when we brush him with it. Needless to say, we don’t brush him in front of guests!
Oh! Also, for anyone reading this thread who doesn’t have a Furminator but might be interested, check Amazon before you buy one at your local pet supply store. We purchased one when they were first becoming popular for about $50. It had been chewed by one of the foster dogs, but still worked, so we still used it. Apparently we lost it in the move, and I saw somewhere, (I think on the Bee actually) that you could find them reasonably priced on Amazon…I bought one for about half what I would have paid at the local chain.