Do you have to take your dog to the groomer to get out the mats?
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could do this yourself, instead of having to pay the dog groomer?
The following video shows you which dog grooming tools you really need to brush your dog and get rid of the mats.
Plus, you’ll see how to get out mats and the importance of using different brushes and combs when grooming your dog.
Who knows, you may never have to go to the dog groomer again!
Here are the dog grooming tools mentioned in the video:
- Dog Brush – to brush the fur in the same direction
- De-matting Comb – to penetrate the fur all the way down to the skin
- Dog Rake – to remove loose hair from the undercoat
- Stripping Comb – to remove matted undercoat
- Dog Comb – to finishing and fluffing your dog’s fur
If you’re not ready to go all out and take on the full head-to-toe grooming sessions yourself just yet, then the Furminator is a great dog grooming tool that will get you by between trips to the dog groomers.
Reduce Trips To The Groomer
Find yourself too short on cash to take your dog to the groomer?
Want to lengthen the time between visits to the groomer?
If you do a few of these things, you may be able to lengthen the amount of time between visits to the dog groomer:
- Trim your dog’s nails – Try to make it fun for your dog, and only do a few nails at a time if that’s all your dog will sit still for.
- Brush your dog – Brush your dog weekly to keep his coat healthy, and to keep the fur from flying everywhere in your house.
- Bathe your dog – If you (or your dog) don’t enjoy bath time, try a waterless foaming dog shampoo.
- Keep your dog’s ears clean – An ounce of prevention can eliminate costly vet bills to treat an ear infection.
I like to help Dog Parents find unique ways to do things that will save time & money — so I write about "outside the box" Dog Tips and Dog Hacks that most wouldn't think of. I’m a lifelong dog owner — currently have 2 mixed breed Golden Aussies that we found abandoned on the side of the road as puppies. I've always trained my own dogs and help friends train theirs, as well. Professionally, I worked at a vet and have several friends who are veterinarians — whom I consult with regularly. (And just because I love animals so much, I also worked at a Zoo for awhile!) I've been sharing my best ideas with others by blogging full-time since 1998 (the same year that Google started… and before the days of Facebook and YouTube). My daily motivation is to help first-time dog owners be better prepared from the first day your new puppy enters your home. I like to help dog owners understand what's 'normal' and what you can expect in terms of living with and training your dog — how to get through the ups & downs of potty training, chewing, teaching commands, getting your dog to listen, and everything else that takes place during that hectic first year! When I'm not training, walking, grooming, or making homemade treats for my dogs, you will find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites). To date, I've written over 500 articles for dog owners on this site!