Selection and use of dog hair care tools.
In fact, there are proprietary tools for dogs with different breeds and characteristics, not only long-haired dogs and short-haired dogs, but also special combs for knotting and plucking, and even for combing facial hair.
1. Comb for long-haired dogs
A. Comb for opening knots: Knot opening comb (knife).
The comb (knife), as the name suggests, is used to remove the tangled hair on the dog’s body.
How to use: Insert the knotting knife into the knotted hair, make sure it is close to the skin, and then pull the knots from the heel to the hair slightly.
It should be particularly emphasized here: If the dog has too many hair knots and there is no good way to untie it, consider using a knotting knife. Knotting knife is to remove knotted hair, which will reduce the amount of dog’s hair. If too much hair is removed, it will affect the appearance. Generally, it is not recommended to use it.
How to use: Pick up the coat that needs to be combed with one hand and gently press the root of the hair, and comb with the other hand, following the direction of the dog’s hair growth, from the root to the tip. Note: Don’t pull it hard!
B. Combs used to remove dead hair: steel wire combs, wooden handle needle combs.
Wire combs or needle combs with wooden handles are one of the must-have tools for dog owners. It is mainly used to remove the hair and dirt from the dog’s body and for daily grooming.
C. The comb used to organize the hair and finalize the shape: the beautician combs.
Beautician comb: one of the indispensable tools for a professional pet beautician. It is mainly used for further combing the hair after combing. It can pick up the hair and make the hair fluffy, which is convenient for trimming and shaping.
How to use: Brush through the hair in the direction of hair growth.
2. Comb for short-haired dogs
In order to avoid the daily trouble of grooming dogs, some people choose to keep short-haired dogs, but short-haired dogs also need to groom their hair.
Short-haired dogs mainly use a mane comb. Brush one or two times in the direction of hair growth to completely remove hair, dander and dirt.
A major feature of terrier grooming is that it needs to be plucked. The purpose of plucking is to make the long hair thick and keep the original color of the roots. The comb for terrier dogs is called a plucking knife. The plucking knife can not only completely pluck the terrier’s hair, but also can be used to shave off the terrier’s hair. There are only a few professional pet groomers who pluck the hair directly without tools.
How to use: Lift the hair with one hand, and pluck the hair with a plucking knife with the other hand.
3. Combs for other purposes
Facial lice combs and boundary combs are also used when grooming dogs.
Facial lice comb: It is not a comb for combing facial lice, but a special comb for grooming the hair on the dog’s face or small parts.
Boundary comb: It is a comb used to delimit the dog’s coat and plait the dog’s hair.