|Barked: Mon Nov 28, '11 7:30am PST |
|I use a Mars Coat King on Max and love it. If you want a flat coat on your Poms use it but proper grooming would be line brushing/combing down to the skin. Ask your breeder, watch videos, check out breed websites on how to handle your dogs' fur.
I start my dogs out by handling them all over -especially the feet, ears and mouth - with my hand as a brush. Then I use a very soft brush that cannot possibly do any grooming all over - that gets them used to the big object around them. Then I start with the real thing but do no tugging. And start with very short sessions - 1-4 strokes of the hand/brush and move to 1-10 minutes sessions. It can take me 45-90 minutes to get Max combed out, fuzzies removed, feet and nails trimmed but I started with a couple strokes a couple times a day. Luckily he needs those major sessions once a month or so and it can always be split up, a foot now and another after the walk and so on.
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