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Old 07-19-2013, 02:34 PM
 
Location: All Over
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Just wanted to share this info with others who have short haired dogs. My current gf is super allergic to my dog so trying to make things as easy on her as possible keeping the house clean and hair off things and keeping my dog brushed. I tried the furminator with the blades and was impressed but once I bought the Kong Rubber Brush it blows the furmaster out of the water. With the furminator I feel like the blade maybe cuts hairs as opposed to pulling dead hairs out. This Kong brush gets so much hair off the dog and I like I can also use it in the shower when I give him a bath. I have an Olde English Bulldogge and this is the only thing that has worked.
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:39 PM
 
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I bought the Kong Rubber brush because Karma runs and hides at the sight of a brush. She loved it! She loved it so much she ate half of it. I never did get to brush her with it.
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:28 AM
 
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A trick I learned in my grooming business was to take a rubber curry ( has lots of little rubber nubbies on it) and use it while washing short haired dogs. When you get them soaped up, take the curry and work the coat in the direction the hair grows. Use as much pressure as your dog will allow or enjoys. The curry will help loosen and remove a ton of hair and really get the soap down to the skin. Then, rinse, rinse, rinse some more.

Brush them again with the curry when they are wet!!! Get yourself a bucket to put all that dog hair in!!! It works great.

With longer coats, husky, shepherds etc.. use a slicker type of brush and do the same thing. Be careful not to brush to hard as the wires can scratch, but it will take out gobs of undercoat and dead hair. It also helps get the crud out.

Have fun!

PS.... put your shampoo in a little bucket and mix it with 50% water.. leave a sponge or rag in the bucket and use that to soap the pooch. This diluted shampoo is easier to get into the coat, and easier to get out of the coat. Rinse, Rinse and Rinse one more time!!!
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Land of Red
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I bought the Kong Rubber brush because Karma runs and hides at the sight of a brush. She loved it! She loved it so much she ate half of it. I never did get to brush her with it.
Too funny
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Old 07-20-2013, 02:48 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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I use a rubber horse grooming ... rubber curry comb cost all of $2.
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Old 07-20-2013, 02:59 PM
 
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It doesn't have to be Kong. We have a similar rubber brush with a handle. These rubber brushes loosen and remove an amazing amount of hair. When you think you have it all removed, take a fine tooth comb and you'll get the remaining hair that was loosened. Our dogs LOVE these rubber bushes. It's like being massaged.
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Zoom Groom.
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:19 PM
 
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I like the zoom groom (use something like it to massage them when Im bathing them), also the shedding blade which gets gobs off and the Furminator (which I havent used in a while), that I do dry (no water). LIke Hopes mentioned, I use a flea comb around their chest and on either side of their tails where the hair seems to be extra thick. Will check out the Kong brush next time im in PetCo or PetsMart but I need another dog brush etc like I need a hole in the head, lol. They're not overjoyed by the brushing but tolerate it as long as I do it in small stages. Clipping their nails is also at the bottom of their list, that gets done by the groomer about once a month. Thankfully, teethbrushing is another story, they actually like it, go figure!
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