Coat Maintenance

Choose the Right Tools

Greyhound Comb

A greyhound stainless steel comb with fine teeth is used to identify stubborn tangles.

Slicker Brush

Invest in a good slicker brush for removing loose hair and preventing matting.

Inspect the Coat

Before brushing, carefully inspect your dog's coat for mats, tangles, or foreign objects. Address any issues before starting the grooming process.

Brushing Technique

Use the slicker brush in small sections, working from the head towards the tail. Hold the hair close to the skin to avoid pulling and brush in the direction of hair growth. Pay extra attention to potential trouble spots such as behind the ears, under the armpits, around the tail and on the paws.

Please view this video to understand the reason why a greyhound stainless steel comb needs to move through the coat without catching on matting in order to style your dog to your desired length.

Dealing with Tangles

If you encounter tangles, use the slicker brush to gently work them out, starting from the tips and moving towards the base. For stubborn tangles, use the comb to carefully untangle, ensuring you reach the skin without causing discomfort.

Be Mindful of the Grooming Time

A complete brush-out should take around 20 minutes. Be patient and gentle to avoid stressing your dog during the process.

Grooming Frequency

Depending on your dog's breed and coat type, consider professional grooming every few weeks. Adjust the length of your dog's coat to make daily brushing more manageable.

Positive Reinforcement

Reward your dog with treats and positive reinforcement throughout the grooming session to create a positive association.

Maintaining a Consistent Grooming Routine 

Ensure your dog's comfort and a mat-free coat by establishing a regular grooming routine. This is crucial, especially for breeds prone to matting. A little effort in consistent brushing goes a long way in promoting a healthy, well-groomed appearance for your furry friend. 

Wooly Coat

Silky Coat

Double Coat

Smooth Coat