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Hunter4628 04-16-2014 08:37 AM

How many times do you brush your dog?
 
how many times a day do you brush your dogs coat? I know German Shepherds shed a lot but my pup sheds so much! (probably normal though) but no matter how much i brush him there just is more and more and more to brush! It's never ending! i would probably have to brush him for maybe 4 hours to get all his loose hair out lol. once i sweep the floor about 5 minutes later its covered with hair again! :(So how do you manage all the hair? :)

Courtney 04-16-2014 08:49 AM

It's a routine for me to brush, clean ears and cut nails on the weekend.

German Shepherds do shed alot however I think diet plays a huge role in overall coat health. I use a combination of a slicker brush, rake comb and shedding blade (looks like a loop).

Does he get fish oil - what are you feeding? How old?

LaRen616 04-16-2014 08:49 AM

I brush my GSD once or twice a week with the Furminator.

Yeney 04-16-2014 08:55 AM

Which size furminator brush is recommended for gsd?

LaRen616 04-16-2014 09:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Yeney (Post 5384321)
Which size furminator brush is recommended for gsd?

I have the yellow one for large dogs but I can't remember if it's the long haired or short haired brush? I bought it off of Ebay for $12 like 4 years ago.

misslesleedavis1 04-16-2014 09:01 AM

Mine have stopped shedding crazy for now we are down to once a week brush, nails and I check ears for smelly buildup.

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PoukieBear 04-16-2014 09:21 AM

Right now I'm brushing my guy Every. Single. Day.

OMG!

He's shedding his winter coat and I swear as soon as I think I'm done for the day, he shakes and more fur comes flying off.

Thankfully, he loves to be brushed. And vaccumed :) I usually take his brush with me on walks, and let the neighbor kids who want to pet the big doggie brush him. Child labour at it's finest. ;)

jocoyn 04-16-2014 09:39 AM

Once, twice a week. I use the Metro blower and it helps a lot.

Courtney 04-16-2014 09:41 AM

I wonder if Rusty would tolerate a blower? I know that just gets all that undercoat crud out.

wyoung2153 04-16-2014 09:44 AM

Not as much as I think I should.. once a week usually... I use a furminator followed by a regular brush.

I have all tile in my house and I too have to sweep constantly. I should do it daily, but every other day is more routine for me.. and yes there's heap of hair.. every. single. time. Lol.


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