I often have clients asking me what kind of brush, shampoo, or other grooming supplies to use on their dog at home, in between grooms. Here are a few of the tools I use most often on dogs. Each individual dog is different, so it is best to ask your groomer about your specific dog, but this may guide you in the right direction when choosing products for your pet!
The most commonly used brush is a slicker brush. A slicker is best for medium to long haired dogs.
What Is Hand Stripping?
Hand stripping is the process of removing the dead top coat of wire haired breeds. Common breeds that require stripping are: Schnauzers (all sizes), most terriers, Wire Haired Pointers, Affenpinschers, Brussels Griffon, Wire Haired Dachshund, Wolfhounds, PBGVs, Otterhounds, and any other dog with wire hair. Hand stripping wire coated dogs is extremely important to their skin and coat health. Some people choose to shave or clip these breeds, which can be very detrimental to their skin/coat health.