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Old 02-09-2007, 06:21 PM
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brush with a regular brush first so you dont mess up the teeth on your flea comb
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Old 02-09-2007, 09:05 PM
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My RB Collie, Timmie, had this problem but I noticed that a lot of people scratched/petted him behind the ears a lot, myself included, I stopped doing it so much and the mats stopped showing up much less. But I made sure that I combed there everyday. Bailey doesn't have this problem much, he's a late bloomer (22 months) and hasn't come into full coat yet. Sometimes it can take up to 3 or 4 years for them to get their best "wardrobe", but not often. Males usually have much heavier coats than the females but Chloe has an abundance of coat even at her age. Males will usually blow coat once a year and females sometimes twice.
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Old 02-09-2007, 09:52 PM
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Maverick gets these. His tail also seems to have different hair than the rest of his body and is more sensitive and more matted. I find brushing him out while wet, soapy and slippery in the shower is the easiest thing to do. I use comb. Or rake. Works very well even behind the ears. For him that hair is softer and fuzzier so no wonder it gets matted! I spritz him with a horse detangled as well - sho sheen. Seems to help!
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Old 02-10-2007, 08:52 AM
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Thanks Saje. You know I might just get some detangler. I haven't yet had to cut a mat and I would see it as my own fault for not keeping on top of it. I know that's not true, but I still feel that way. It's just that those darned mats show up out of the sky or something! It's like HEY! Where did THAT come from?It's amazing. I have a rake, a slicker, a comb and regular finish brush for her. She's very good about being groomed but if she starts to mat she does NOT like me going at it. I tell you since I got her, I have a whole new view of the talents of dog groomers!
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Old 02-10-2007, 11:19 AM
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OMG - armpits

I'm glad Colt's coat is taking it's time growing in. I suppose I haven't experienced any of this yet because his is not completely in. You can expect to hear from me in the future about this I suppose....
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Old 02-10-2007, 11:43 AM
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Oh, Nikki gets the armpit issues too, I forgot about that. I may try horse detangler as well as brushing like crazy all the time.
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Old 02-10-2007, 12:39 PM
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Nikki's coat is beauuuuuutiful!
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Old 02-10-2007, 12:40 PM
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I'm glad Colt's coat is taking it's time growing in.

Tosca took her time too. But eventually......time was up. Hahahaha.
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Old 02-10-2007, 01:11 PM
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Nikki's coat is beauuuuuutiful!
Thanks, but that's Trey. Nikki's the lighter one. No worries, though, most people get them confused.



She doesn't quite have Trey's coat, but Trey's a big fluffball.
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Old 04-20-2007, 09:12 PM
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Hi,
I'm new to this forum, but I am a dog groomer. One thing I would suggest for Tosca is a rolled leather collar. The nylon collars cause static electricity and that helps create mats. One of the things we use in our grooming salon is called Unicoat. It is a leave in conditioner that we spray on while the dog is wet and it helps us comb out the mats. You can also use it when the hair is dry. By the way, Tosca is a beautiful dog. I love grooming collies.

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