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How do you pick the right brush for your dog?

asked 2015-12-03 19:05:49 -0500

I've found that my dog hates any metal-bristled brush, but quite enjoys a boar-bristle brush. Is there anything I should keep in mind when it comes to grooming dog hair that might compel me to choose a specific kind of brush?

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It depends on your dogs fur type. Wide, metal combs are best for a Husky type fur. A regular bristle brush, may be best for short haired dogs or fine haired dogs. While a different brush altogether could be bust for curly haired dogs such as Poodles. :)

Rebecca G.'s profile imageRebecca G. ( 2017-02-23 22:02:17 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-02-23 19:25:49 -0500

The type of brush used will depend on the type of coat they have. You can research the best brush for your dog's breed or coat type, or ask a professional groomer what they recommend. If your dog is uncomfortable with the type of brush you need to use, you can desensitize them to grooming by going slowly and creating positive associations with the brush.

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answered 2017-02-23 19:12:14 -0500

Depending on the grooming needs of your pup, something as simple as a black comb for humans can suffice. I use it to brush a Shih Tzu I regularly sit. It also helps to create positive associations during brushing so your pup doesn't get scared - like giving them treats or positive reinforcement :)

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answered 2015-12-03 19:48:51 -0500

I would choose one that your dog enjoys so that every time he needs to be brushed it doesn't make it super unpleasant.

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