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Furminator, best wet or dry ?

I have been working on Duke for a few days now with the Furminator brush and I thought I read somewhere its easier when they are wet ? he looks a lot better now but can still see he's going to be needing it again. The carpet looked terrible and he looked like a spotted leopard LOL.

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Re: Furminator, best wet or dry ?

Definately Dry!!!
That is what the directions say.
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Re: Furminator, best wet or dry ?

Ditto Dry, plus don't stay in one area, keep moving.

Also, be careful around elbows, and any rounded ares of legs (so you don't cut).

You also don't have to press real hard

I do Jasper's coat about 1x a week, I love it.

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Re: Furminator, best wet or dry ?

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Originally Posted By: GSDTrainDefinately Dry!!!
That is what the directions say.
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I brush Ivy out with it all the time and she LOVES it and so do I.

Dry is definately the best way to go
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Re: Furminator, best wet or dry ?

I have a friend that is a groomer plus she shows dogs as well and said it will cut the coat and it is not good for certain dogs it is pretty much a stripper that you would use for wire dogs

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Re: Furminator, best wet or dry ?

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Originally Posted By: mkennelsI have a friend that is a groomer plus she shows dogs as well and said it will cut the coat and it is not good for certain dogs it is pretty much a stripper that you would use for wire dogs
Interesting....... I have never heard that before, I learned something new today!
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Re: Furminator, best wet or dry ?

I wouldn't recommend using any kind of brush on wet hair.

IMO, the Furminator will not cut the coat. It is not a blade, just a very fine metal comb.

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Re: Furminator, best wet or dry ?

If you use it on a wet coat it is easier to brush burn them, though it will get a lot of hair out, especially if lathered up with shampoo or conditioner.

Since you mentioned you've been doing this for several days now, check the skin each time to make sure you aren't brush burning him.

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Re: Furminator, best wet or dry ?

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Originally Posted By: mkennelsI have a friend that is a groomer plus she shows dogs as well and said it will cut the coat and it is not good for certain dogs it is pretty much a stripper that you would use for wire dogs
Interesting....... I have never heard that before, I learned something new today!
The furminator does not have a cutting blade (it is the equivalent of a #40 blade but it uses only the comb not the cutting edge) and it is not a stripping tool so it cannot cut coat - with an over packed coat it may pull on some not quite ready loose coat but I have not seen that happen. Some groomers mistake the furminator with another tool which does cut coat to remove matts such as a Matking or Matblade. I have not seen any dog object to the use of a furminator when used correctly - most dogs enjoy it!

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