Even with proper training and socialization to the grooming process, some long haired dog dogs do not like parts of their body brushed.
A basic home grooming kit for a long-coated dog should include a soft wire slicker brush, a comb that has both fine and coarse teeth, a Universal brush and mat comb for dealing with the tangles that do form, and an oil-based conditioner that is applied before brushing or combing the coat. The mat comb has long teeth that are inserted into the mat rocked in a sawing motion to loosen the hairs.
Long hair on dogs needs to be cut regularly because without regular haircuts, the dog will be carrying around tons of matted coat, leading to misery for the dog as well as the owner. This is especially important in the winter – dry air means the hair mats more easily. Pet owners who think that a trip to the groomer in the winter is bad because their dog’s weather protection will be cut off NEED NOT WORRY – we don’t do that at Love Fur Dogs. More than any other breeds, dogs with long and curly hair need regular professional grooming, especially in the winter. Clean, dry, mat free hair is a dog’s best protection from the elements.
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Sep 18, 2008 - Long-haired dogs require extra attention when grooming
All dogs need to be brushed from time to time, even shorthaired dogs. Small breeds that havecoats that continue to grow present much larger grooming issues, especiallythose whose owners choose to keep their coats long. Rather than the occasional brushing that ashot haired dog requires, owners with dogs such as poodles, Shih Tzu, Lhasa, Maltese,Yorkies, Bichons, Pekingese, Poms and many others have coats that require dailybrushing. If such a breed goes too longwithout a thorough brush and comb out, mats are going to take over. Before we get started on the basics though, it’s important to know the type of coat your dog has. There are essentially six different types of dog coats, some requiring less grooming than others. Since our focus is on mainly dogs with thick, long coats, we will look at the two types that apply to long haired dogs.All dogs need to be brushed from time to time, even shorthaired dogs. Small breeds that havecoats that continue to grow present much larger grooming issues, especiallythose whose owners choose to keep their coats long. So what can you do? It is ok to give your long-haired dog a “summer cut”—trimming her long hair may make it more manageable. It is best to allow a professional groomer to perform the haircutting, and never shave down to the skin or try to cut the hair yourself with scissors.