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How to groom a long coat dog step by step?

Your long-haired dog might be an Afghan Hound, a Havanese, Maltese, or a Lhasa Apso. No matter what the breed is long-haired dogs are beautiful to look at, as long as they are groomed properly. If not, their coat can become matted, dirty and messy Long-haired breeds need regular grooming to have those long flowing locks managed and to prevent mats that can interfere with movement and result in skin infections. If you are planning on getting any of the above breeds, plan on spending every other day grooming them, so they can look their best and stay healthy. If it’s your first time grooming your long haired friend, worry not! We got you covered with this step to step lesson on how to groom a long haired dog -

STEP 1 - Lay dog on the back 

Every other day, you have to brush your pet out with a pin brush, Brushing distributes natural oils, leaving a shiny, healthy coat. If the coat tends to be heavily matted, a pin brush or rake can be used to break up the mats. The Pin Dog Brush can also be used to fluff the coat by brushing against the direction of hair growth. Start with him lying on his back. 

STEP 2 - Brush underside

Andis Pin Brush for Pets

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Using Andis pin brush, brush out your dog's underside, under legs, belly, the underside of the neck, and feathering on the legs. Its unique pin pad prevents teeth from falling out. Reduces hair fall & vacuuming time around the house. Removes tangles, dirt & loose hair. 

STEP 3 - Part, spray, comb

Tropiclean tangle remover
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Part hair, and brush or comb from root to tip. Use Tropiclean Tangle Remover, as it repels dirt, adds shine, and makes brushing a breeze. This ready-to-use, no-rinse formula quickly penetrates mats and tangles to gently remove knots, reducing brushing time by up to 50% allowing more time for snuggles. The new formula removes mats, tangles, undercoats, and loose hair from your pet's coat. Use the Tangle Remover to cut your brushing time in half, while reviving damaged coats, restoring elasticity, and leaving hair with a healthy shine.

STEP 4 - Smooth Gently 

Use a soft brush on the tail and face to smooth out hair. If knots are present, remove with fingers and a soft brush. 

STEP 5 - De-mat


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Comb out all mats and tangles before bathing with Andis Dematting Tool. It reduces shedding up to 90% while maintaining a damage-free topcoat. Removes mats, tangles & knots. Specially designed blades for optimum cutting effect. Ergonomic handle for comfortable grip.

STEP 6 - Bathe

Bathing dog

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Bathe from your dog’s top to bottom, to prevent tangling long hair. Use fingers to work shampoo through hair and remove any tangles. Rinse, and use Forbis Long Coat Aloe Shampoo. This shampoo provides moisture and nutrition to damaged hair. The heat-active ingredients promote shinier and more resilient hair. Prevents hair from tangling.

STEP 7 - Dry

Dry your pet

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Wrap your dog in an Aeolus Super Dry Absorption Towel which allows for effective cleaning of furry friends. Pulls water off the coat like a sponge, dries quickly & easily. Double layered with an inner lining, durable & long-lasting. Made of heavy-weight, non-woven viscose. Absorbs up to 10x its weight in liquid. Allow the dog to air dry near an air vent, or blow-dry on low heat while combing the hair. After air drying, you may want to use a blow dryer and slicker brush to fluff up your dog.

STEP 8 - Trim nails

Trim Nails

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Trim nails using Andis heavy-duty stainless steel nail clippers. Spring-loaded. Sharpened & heat-treated for strength. Safety stops over-cutting. Safety lock on the handle for safe storage.

STEP 9 - Trim face

Trixie face & paw scissors

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Trim long hair around eyes, ears using Trixie Paw Care combo, has face and paw scissors and double sided comb to remove tangles. Face and paw scissors has rounded tips to prevent injuries. Made of stainless steel. Plastic handle with non-slip rubber grip to avoid any slip ups.

Dog/Cat Double Sided Comb has medium and wide teeth with strong wooden handle for removing tangles and extra hair.

Regular brushing will keep mats from forming and becoming an issue. Mats have to be cut out with scissors, which won’t look good and will expose them to cold or hot weather to damage from frostbite or sunburn. Keep sessions regular and short so your long-haired dog does not develop a tangled coat, which leads to a long and uncomfortable grooming session. Make sure to give treats after a long grooming session to keep them calm and happy.

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