- Prevents knots and matting - Ventilates the coat assisting the prevention of over-heating - Facilitates healthy hair growth and stimulates hair follicles - Removes loose hair and debris - Encourages blood circulation - Spreads natural oils, helping protect hair and skin
Use the brush in the direction of the hair growth. You'll notice the brush has "L" shaped pins; these hook on to the knots! Therefore, you should only brush in a downwards motion (towards the handle) rather than side-to-side or up. Make sure the pins are penetrating deep into the coat, brushing the undercoat and hair near the skin. If the hair is too dense, part the hair so you can see the skin and brush right down near the base. Do not apply too much pressure to avoid irritating the skin.
Short, frequent strokes are best.
Your attitude is important! Remaining calm, serious, and in control will result in a positive outcome.
Frequent brushing can be the difference between a pet that likes brushing or sees brushing as a part of life vs a pet that dislikes it.
Give your pet a treat and praise after brushing so they want to be brushed again.
Brush your pet after swimming or getting wet as water tightens knots!
Tutorials for brushing can be found at Uncanny Animals social media.