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Top Ten Tips For Brushing Your Dog

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Top Ten Tips For Brushing Your Dog

 Here are our top ten tips on how to get the best result from grooming your dog:

  1. Brush and comb your dog before bathing - Knots and tangles can become tighter when wet
  2. Spray on a coat conditioner, such as these from Essential Dog, before brushing to help loosen knots and tangles in long coats
  3. Start with a comb, then use a slicker brush for any tangles, and then finish with a brush all over
  4. Simply and carefully cut out any knots or matted hair that can't be brushed out
  5. Brush systematically. Begin with the dog's hindquarters and leave the head and ears for last. Why? If a dog can't see what's happening, they will be less likely to object
  6. Brush against the grain of the coat to pull out the undercoat, and with the grain to smooth out the overcoat
  7. Take your time. Brushing out a coat, especially on heavy-coated breeds such as the Cocker Spaniel, can be hard work and time-consuming.
  8. This is a good time to check your dog's paws for any mud, debris or parasites. If they are suffering from dry or cracked paws, use a balm such as Natural Dog Snout Soother
  9. Brush regularly - Regular brushing stimulates the skin and hair follicles, which increases the natural production of skin oils that make the coat shiny
  10. Praise and reward your dog. After all, this is a team effort!

Do you have tips for helping dogs to maintain a shiny coat? Please share.

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