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Old 01-02-2013, 09:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I brush Gucci every night, but for some reason, the matting on her chest is just a nightmare. It's even worse because it is so hard for me to hold the hair while I pull the tangles out AND hold her up at the same time. I've tried flipping her on her back, but she just freaks out because she knows it might hurt.
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Do any of you have your babies in a pupy cut, but have their underside shaved closer?? I don't want her to look completely ridiculous, so I figured I'd see if anyone has an idea or suggestion.
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I'm not really any help. Luckily, I haven't really had a matting problem so far with Leila. I brush her at least once a day with her Maden brush and then comb her with her mustache comb. I usually stand her on a counter and with one hand, I hold up her front legs while brushing with the other hand. If she's not in a mood for standing up like that, then I have to blindly do it...brush under there while she stands on all fours where I can't see her tummy/chest. Good luck and maybe some others can give you better tips.


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I try to keep Lilly and Daisy short on the under side. Can't really see that area and Daisy has cotton hair that matts very easily.
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It is important after you brush her to use a Buttercomb because the brush doesn't get to all the hair and that's where the comb is great. Truly the comb is key.
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It is important after you brush her to use a Buttercomb because the brush doesn't get to all the hair and that's where the comb is great. Truly the comb is key.
I actually have a Madan comb and it works really well on the rest of her...it's just a FIGHT to get under her head. She wants to flip and play and bite on my fingers!
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I actually have a Madan comb and it works really well on the rest of her...it's just a FIGHT to get under her head. She wants to flip and play and bite on my fingers!
It is a struggle to get underneath and keep them still. I say no and she usually just stays still. But with time they do get use to it and it becomes routine.
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I often "shell out" my dogs with a 10 blade from the armpits back. You really need to commit to teaching her to lay on her back in your lap for grooming. This is the easiest way to brush/trim the chest and belly as well as trim nails and trim the hair between the paw pads.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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TBH, she's usually ok for a little bit, but once I hit ONE snag, she's done!!! It's just hard because she plays SO much and it gets SO matted in one day, so it's GOING to have tangles!!
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