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Old 11-18-2010, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I had tried two or three different brushes. Artie hated them all. Of course he did. He's finicky about EVERYTHING.

A couple of years ago, I got a Furminator. Problem solved. He's always LOVED getting brushed with the Furminator. He lays on his belly, legs all splayed, and lets me do my thing... and enjoys it.

Today, we were lying down on the guest room bed and I figured I'd take the opportunity to give him a good brushing. I went to get the Furminator while Artie was lying on his side -- not on his belly -- and he didn't change positions when he saw the brush.

Anyway, I started brushing his left side and he was enjoying it so much that... he fell asleep! Complete with SNORING!

I had to wake him up to flip him onto his other side so that I could brush some more. And then he fell asleep on THAT side! Crazy kid.

Once I was done, he rolled onto his back, legs all splayed, like he wanted me to brush his belly! I gave him some rubs instead (I don't brush his belly -- it's very fine hair there).

Does your dog enjoy getting brushed as much as Artie does? To the point of falling asleep while you're doing it? If that's not total relaxation, I don't know WHAT is.
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:57 PM
 
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I've been lucky that all of my dogs enjoyed getting brushed. I use the Zoom Groom on Rita and she loves it, I use the Furminator on Finn which he enjoys also.
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Old 11-18-2010, 01:14 PM
 
Location: East Windsor, NJ
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I use the zoom groom on Sydney.. he hated the first two brushes I got, so eventually I tried the Zoom Groom, and he is the same way Artie is..he'll lie on his side with tongue hanging out..smiling up at me..whenever I finish he jumps up and gives me this look, like "Come on...done already? Just five more minutes". He also loves being wiped down..in between his baths, I bought puppy wipes and every few days I'll wipe him down to keep him smelling fresh and looking good..his coat is so soft now..and as soon as the wipes come out, he's a ball of wiggles...wagging his tail, then lays down with his legs splayed out waiting for his "sponge bath". He also likes getting his eyes wiped when he gets eye boogers..I guess its their version of a day at the spa?
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Old 11-18-2010, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I guess its their version of a day at the spa?
EXACTLY what I was thinking!
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Old 11-18-2010, 01:28 PM
 
Location: On this planet most of the time
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OH that Artie does he have the life or what? My big guy just loves to be brushed if it was up to him I would have to spend the entire day brushing him. The pug is getting used to it after 8yrs you would think he would be used to it. Now the westie is a totally differant story she does not like being brushed she will tolerate it on her back for about 2 minutes and that's it, forget about the sides and stomach. I think though that because
westies are so sensitive to any kind of discomfort or pain if i get the rush or comb tangled it hurts and she jumps up as if to say "that's it sister you've had your fun I'm outta here.
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Old 11-18-2010, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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OH that Artie does he have the life or what? My big guy just loves to be brushed if it was up to him I would have to spend the entire day brushing him. The pug is getting used to it after 8yrs you would think he would be used to it. Now the westie is a totally differant story she does not like being brushed she will tolerate it on her back for about 2 minutes and that's it, forget about the sides and stomach. I think though that because
westies are so sensitive to any kind of discomfort or pain if i get the rush or comb tangled it hurts and she jumps up as if to say "that's it sister you've had your fun I'm outta here.
Awww, the poor Westie-kins! Have you tried the Furminator? It's made a world of difference for Artie -- it went from HATE to LOOOOOOVE.

Yeah, Artie has it pretty darn good. It helps that I'm a big sap.
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Old 11-18-2010, 01:39 PM
 
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Awww, the poor Westie-kins! Have you tried the Furminator? It's made a world of difference for Artie -- it went from HATE to LOOOOOOVE.

Yeah, Artie has it pretty darn good. It helps that I'm a big sap.
No I haven't I will have to look into it, sounds like it might work for the Diva. Aren't we all big saps though it's their world we just live in it
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Old 11-18-2010, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Tx
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Buster hates it Bella loves it. Simple as that. Doesn't matter what brush I buy Buster hates it all the time. That's why I used to take him to the groomers so often. Haven't taken him in a while, but hopefully once winter is over he'll start going again.
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Old 11-18-2010, 02:41 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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i use a curry combon on bailey and she likes it when she is blowing her winter coat.... getting rid of ALL THAT FUR has got to feel good .... or when i am brushing burrs out..... but she's never fallen asleep..... and does NOT like having her tail brushed.....

i use a zoom gromm on dave, but he doesn't care for being brushed ONE LITTLE BIT..... thank goodness he's got his momma's lab coat that repels almost EVERYTHING.....
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Old 11-18-2010, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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Shadow HATES being brushed. The brush is scary. One day she noticed that my horse was loving being brushed. Sibling rivalry is a powerful tool. I can brush her, but it has to be with Google Image Result for http://img.smartpak.com/product/curry_soft_rubber_blk.jpg and it has to be the one from the barn.
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