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Old 12-15-2012, 06:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I did it, Louie enjoys being groomed!

It took some doing, some patience and practice but now Louie seems to enjoy being groomed (he still isn't thrilled with the baths but he behaves very well while he tolerates it)

Today Louie got fully brushed out, then combed out. I clipped the few small matts that wouldn't come out even with Kinky Kurly Knot today. Once he was completely brushed/combed from snoot to tail I gave him his bath. From neck back he gets his pearl/coconut whiting shampoo, from neck to face he gets Johnsons baby shampoo. I also use the baby shampoo with a toothbrush to clean his tear stains, mustache and beard. Once I rinsed him off and towel dried him with 3 towels I let him do his race around the house until he tired out (takes a good few minutes, lol) Then I mixed some kinky Kurly knot today with warm water and went over his entire body with it rubbing it in throughly and the lightly towel dried him since I didn't want to rub off the conditioner.

Once he dried the second time I went over him with the Madden brush and two combs and completely brushed combed him out again. The leave in conditioner really helped the brush and comb go through much easier. Now he is one very soft, very fluffy Louie dog.

BTW: I am letting his hair grow out for now, he looks like a midget sheep dog!
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Having the right tools certainly helps along with daily brushing and combing, especially when the hair is long as it tangles easily. So happy Louie is getting use to it. My Zoe hates baths and after almost two years of them weekly she has not gotten use to it.
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I only give Louie baths about every 2-3 weeks. He doesn't ever smell bad and as much as he loves being in the garage with me he does get dirty, Luckily the dirt brushes off since I constantly sweep the garage and have carpets for him to lay on.
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I know what you mean about not smelling. Zoe doesn't smell either but looks so dingy that I am compelled to give her a bath....as much as she hates it.
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I know what you mean about not smelling. Zoe doesn't smell either but looks so dingy that I am compelled to give her a bath....as much as she hates it.
The odd thing is even when he goes out in the rain and/or cold he doesn't smell when he comes back in. I've had many other dogs and cold/rain always made them stink. I think he must have a stash of cologne hidden somewhere!
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