The following are a list of the various grooming tools that
are available for you in the market with which you can easily
the grooming procedure.
De-matting combs have long, widely spaced teeth that can separate
and untangle mats. For general use, a half coarse-half fine
comb is best. This is a metal comb with fine teeth on one
end and coarse teeth on the other. For coats that tend to
mat, there are combs with widely spaced rotating teeth. Flea
combs have very fine, close set teeth. These are used to trap
fleas on smooth or short silky coated dogs.
Wire slicker brushes are recommended for use on curly coated
dogs such as Poodles and Bichon Frises. Pin brushes are best
on longhaired dogs like Afghans and Lhasa Apsos. The hound
glove, which is actually a glove with a slicker brush imbedded
on one-side and rubber studs on the other, is used on smooth-coated
dogs like Hounds, Doberman Pinschers and Great Danes. To remove
loose, dead hair on smooth or medium-coated dogs like Labrador
Retrievers use a rubber curry brush or a Zoom Groom.
Dog nail clippers available include "guillotine" style and
scissors style. The guillotine style has replaceable blades
and the scissors have a notch cut in the blade to fit the
nail. Never use human clippers, which can split and injure
the nails. Dogs have thick nails, so be sure your clippers
have sharp blades. Have a styptic pencil or flour on hand
in case you accidentally cut him. Use electric nail grinders,
for filing and shaping nails.
Hand held human hair dryers are fine for most uses. However,
if your dog is grooming intensive, you might want to invest
in a professional canine dryer with a stand that leaves your
hands free. There are also models that can attach to your
dog's crate, blowing warm air inside.
If your dog needs high maintenance grooming, a grooming table
can come in very handy. It allows you to groom your dog on
a non-slip surface at a height that is comfortable for you.
You can restrain your dog from moving or jumping down with
a leash attached to an overhead clamp.