Welcome to Dog Grooming!
I'm sure you figured there is no way I can learn to groom my dog. BUT you have certainly figured out that it is a very costly adventure and most of the time your dog is not happy.
Lets begin with the BRUSH:
How many times have pondered which brush do I need? ONLY ONE! It is called a Universal and if ordered from Petedge.com will only cost $4.00. When you become proficient at brushing, it will cut down your cost at the grooming shop. Have you been dinged with a larger bill because your dog was matted? Time to learn to brush. When you learn to groom your dog, the brush will be your new best friend and will save you time if there is no matting.
Do any of these brushes look familiar?
Do you own any of these brushes?
If so, it's time to take them to the trash! They do not work efficiently enough. I would imagine your dog still goes to the groomer with mats, after you have tirelessly brushed and brushed.....get the picture......WRONG BRUSH!
There is ONLY one brush that works for every single dog! That brush is the Franks Universal:
The reason this is the only brush you need is because it works!!! Sure it looks like very many of the "slicker" brushes BUT don't be fooled, the others WILL NOT do the same job!!!
The dog should never be in pain when brushing and brushing shouldn't take a long time. Short sessions, ONLY!
Believe it or not, there is also correct technique to brushing the dog. The longer the hair the more important it is to do it correctly. There is TRULY an incorrect way to brush your dog!