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12-10-2012 04:29 PM
m1953 I vacuum and brush every day. Shedding is not too much of an issue. But I guess that's why they are called German shredders
12-10-2012 04:02 PM
Originally Posted by Zeeva View Post
Oh gosh. You think GSDs shed. Babysit my husky for a few days c: That's shedding! lol

I have a cat that puts my GSD's shedding to shame. I have no idea how she's not bald yet.

...Of course, she's white, so that shows on everything.
12-10-2012 03:59 PM
Originally Posted by Rerun View Post
YES! You take the dog outside to use a force dryer. This is not an indoor tool.

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I used to work for a groomer, and we had to use the force dryers indoors.

...We had to get on a ladder and scrub hair off of the top of the 12ft walls and ceiling every day.

This is not a neat, tidy tool.
12-10-2012 03:58 PM
Zeeva Oh gosh. You think GSDs shed. Babysit my husky for a few days c: That's shedding! lol
12-10-2012 03:31 PM
FlyAway How does the force dryer compare to a leaf blower?
12-10-2012 03:02 PM
Kyleigh OMG ... I just had a mental image of doing this in my house ... even tho Ky barely sheds, I certainly would NOT want that fur all over the place!
12-10-2012 02:48 PM
Rerun YES! You take the dog outside to use a force dryer. This is not an indoor tool.

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12-10-2012 02:03 PM
Fynn&Vandy When I first got my gsd, I was going freaking crazy over the shedding especially during the summer. I brushed him every morning and, every night. I was vacuuming constantly. I noticed that the healthier he got, the less he shed. (He was in bad shape when I got him!) I talked to K9 unit officers, military dog handlers, vets ANYONE that could help and, I heard the same responses over and over. It could be allergies. If they are allergic to something in their food, they will shed like crazy. I was also told that a nice steak once a week would do wonders. I now have two shepherds and, they are eating good food and, sure enough get a weekly steak. The shedding issue is a quarter of what it was when I just first got Fynn. Good luck!
12-10-2012 01:46 PM
Originally Posted by Freestep View Post
A force dryer is just a very powerful blow dryer without the heat. The fast-moving, concentrated stream of air cuts right through the coat down to the skin, and moves the water from the root of the hair to the tip and out. It separates the strands of hair from each other and fluffs up the coat, and dries it quickly. Not only that, but it blasts any dead hair, dander, dirt or debris out, too. A good force dryer reduces brushing by about 90%.

It is noisy and some dogs don't like it at first, but once you get them accustomed to it, most big dogs like the force dryer--it feels kind of like a massage.
Do you take your dog outside to use it?
12-10-2012 01:45 PM
Originally Posted by Dainerra View Post
you don't have dog hair in your food???

Ok I admit, I've had to pick it out a few times.....

as for the clothes:

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