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Offline Kirsten

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Favorite grooming tool question
« on: June 26, 2017, 11:34:47 PM »
Suppose you were dropped on a desert island with your dog and you had only one grooming tool (for coat care) what would it be and why?  How does your dog's coat type affect your choice?

I'm not going to ask people to choose between nail care and coat care, so assume nail care is taken care of and you're only concerned with packing the single most useful coat care item for your dog.

For Tardis it would be a pin brush.  That boy can't get along without one and no other grooming tool comes close.  And yet, I rarely used a pin brush before getting him.  I think for Cole I would have gone for a slicker brush or undercoat rake because those are what I used most on him.  Now I wonder if I would groom Cole differently after learning how to manage Tardis's more difficult-to-manage coat.
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Re: Favorite grooming tool question
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2017, 12:15:46 AM »
Wow. That's extremely tough. I can't decide between my three favorite:

*The pin/bristle brush (though I would prefer two separate brushes in real life, on a deserted island with only one choice the hybridization becomes useful!)

*The barber shears I use to cut his hair (his hair grows WAAAY too fast; no way can we get by with just a brush and no scissors)

*The comb I use to help get through mats (it works  a hundred times better than the slicker on Max's fur) and to help when cutting his fur.
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Re: Favorite grooming tool question
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2017, 12:37:10 AM »
Definitely a slicker brush for Leo. His featherimg would be ridiculous, but his coat would be smooth! He gets stuff caught in it all the time and the slicker is our go to for making him presentable again.

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Re: Favorite grooming tool question
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2017, 01:12:16 AM »
Definitely a pin brush.

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Re: Favorite grooming tool question
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2017, 02:14:27 AM »
Definitely a pin brush.
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Re: Favorite grooming tool question
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2017, 08:59:25 AM »
slicker, followed closely by zoom groom. For my lab, it would certainly be a pin brush. Max doesn't have enough thick fur for a pin brush to work.

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Re: Favorite grooming tool question
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2017, 09:02:50 AM »
Oops. I meant slicker brush!

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Re: Favorite grooming tool question
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2017, 09:44:53 AM »
I guess I'm the oddball as I would pick some type of scissors, probably blending ones. Zoee needs to have a hair cut often and if it was a hot island I'd need to be able to keep in short!

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Re: Favorite grooming tool question
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2017, 09:53:14 AM »
For Maigee, a shedding comb
For Luie, a rubber curry
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Re: Favorite grooming tool question
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2017, 10:00:23 AM »
Shedding blade, one that the handles separate.

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Re: Favorite grooming tool question
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2017, 10:37:57 AM »
Cue everyone with a poodle thinking "this is impossible!"

Hot island? Clippers. Or scissors I suppose if there's no electric. That would be a labor of love on my huge poodle mutt.

Cold island, probably a good metal comb.

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Re: Favorite grooming tool question
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2017, 12:53:50 PM »
Pin brush -that is what we use most often.
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Re: Favorite grooming tool question
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2017, 04:30:10 PM »
Clippers (oh wait no power) so I guess a good metal comb. Keturah would never make it with long hair. She doesn't like it when it gets too long.
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Re: Favorite grooming tool question
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2017, 04:42:42 PM »
Stripping knife! I strip Jubi's face and parts of her chest and legs by hand, but she's got a lot of coat to do by hand. A medium stripping knife is going to be most versatile on easily gripping body hair but also being able to card undercoat well.
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Re: Favorite grooming tool question
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2017, 04:54:02 PM »
Cue everyone with a poodle thinking "this is impossible!"

My dilemma exactly, haha
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