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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-23-2015, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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Tips to deal with fall/winter shedding!?

Looking for tips on dealing with the upcoming shed season here in new england!

Obviously brushing constantly, but are there particular times to get him groomed/blown out which will save some heartache and make the shedding more manageable??
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The only solution I have found is to wear a lot of gray - doesn't show the black or tan as much as the other clothing colors.
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The only solution I have found is to wear a lot of gray - doesn't show the black or tan as much as the other clothing colors.
haha good answer. we are in the process of cleaning out our house to sell it and need to keep it as clean as possible for people to come and check it out. I typically vacuum 2x/week and brush every other day but that wont cut it. IM going to go NUTSSS
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I noticed when i went to the groomers and when he was blown out it cut down on the shedding. This summer for some reason it is non stop.
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1. Tweed clothing. I think this is why the brits used to like it so much. Heather is also good.

2. When I put in new carpet in one house, I took samples and rubbed them on the dogs. I chose the carpet that showed the least hair.

3. Wood floors. Just sweep once or twice a day.
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If you are driven nuts by dog hair, you have the wrong breed of dog.

When we had our home staged and on the market, we vacuumed daily (before every showing). We had the agent require 30 minutes notice for showings (no unannounced walk-ins) for that purpose, and to get the dogs out.
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Brush, brush, brush.

Furminator two-three times per week does wonders for Liza's shedding.
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buy a force dryer.. it will blow out all that undercoat.

Get a good one, cheaper isn't better.

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There are some good deshedding shampoos and conditioners on the market - I've known groomers who've used the furminator brand (though it was the conditioner apparently that did the work, not the shampoo). Use those, force blow dryer, lots of brushing. I made my boy wear a shirt for his worst two weeks of it, to aid in my efforts of getting from the ironing board out the door in the morning unfuzzed.
Or you could trade 'em in for a poodle.
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I brush regularly (same routine most of the year) so I have a pretty solid idea of the stages of blowing coat - once the hair is coming out in large amounts or clumps, with great ease (a few weeks in)... that's when I'll use an under coat rake, spend about 30-45 minutes on them then I visit a self wash dog facility (in my case at work)... wash and condition the skin & coat well, use a powerful force dryer to grab the very last bit of undercoat and that's generally it for the season.... back to regular grooming.

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