Saturday, January 8, 2011

Doggy Coat Care

I'm sure I'm not the first nor will I be the last to admit that I tend to slack off grooming my dogs. I find that it is just one of the last things I think about doing for them on a day to day basis. Of course it doesn't help that we live in the country so Koda tends to forever be getting burrs, sticks, grass and other forestry stuff in his hair.

In fact during his week away he has managed to get huge mats behind both ears! I normally just give him an at home hair cut to deal with all of his matting and burrs. However my technique could most certainly be improved, it sometimes looks at those a child has taken scissors and attempted to learn to cut hair!

Sophie is a whole other story all together, she seems to collect household things in her hair like tape, string, Koda hair balls, and when she does get tangles they are pretty easy to get out. She also goes to the groomers about once every two months so her hair stays a little bit shorter.

Does anyone else have problems keeping long hair unmatted and clean?


  1. You are making me feel sooooooo much better! I am the laziest in the world with grooming!
    We have a Sheltie and for a while I used to brush him once a week (which isn't really enough for a Sheltie) and now I am lucky if I brush him ONCE a MONTH!

    I am sooo bad! We keep his fur on his body a little shorter on top and thankfully there doesn't seem to be any mats right now.
    He goes to the groomer tomorrow (Whew!!!)
    He stays pretty clean because we live on the 2nd floor of a condo and he doesn't like to go outside other than to pee!
    Yep! A dog that doesn't like to go outside!
    So for right now I think we are mat free!
    Trust me I DO understand and thank you for alleviating my guilt!

  2. My mom says she is SOOOO glad we have short hair cuz, well, she's kind of a lazy dog owner and she says she knows that she'd never keep up with a long-haired dog. So from her point of view, you're doing GREAT!

    Wiggles & Wags,