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Man I brush Ted on almost a daily basis plus give him a knot on top. Just lately he has started to mat on me so I do his brushing and knot after I work on getting rid of 1 mat. I think it's due to his new coat coming in. The 2 coats don't seem to like each other at all. One mat a day and they should be all gone in a week or just under. Ted can only stand about a half hour then he has had enough of it. I can't imagine a child even attempting their coat when they get long
ha ha "1 mat a day and they should be gone in a week..." lol unless he's entering blowing coat... the matts happen before your very eyes... and multliply. ha ha

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Driving me crazy, before the last couple weeks he really only ever had one or two. Now.... Sigh

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I will try not to laugh.
been there, done that. 3 hr grooming/de-matting sessions... finally I had her shaved down and started from scratch. lol at 2 1/2 yrs old she rarely has matts! yay! tangles for SURE, but not those 'gum in the hair' matts! thank goodness!! we all get through it somehow...

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Thanks for giving me hope!

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I almost shaved her when she was matted all over (but not beyond the point of no return) and I am a professional! Now at almost 2 I can get away with a couple of days w/o brushing. At one point I was doing about 45 min brushing every day until it was gone, but that didn't work. Every day it was actually worse, I didn't understand! At the end of the week I figured out I was going nowhere fast and decided now or never, I did it all in one shot in almost 4 hours. So glad those days are behind me!
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what about the plcking of the ear hair ?? My vet told me to have the groomer do it , but sounds painful ! Seems like the norm?
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It might be uncomfortable, but the ear hair is not fully attached. Some dogs don't blink, some have to be sedated, and everything in between for ear plucking. Unless you have an exceptionally calm puppy, all puppies will cry and fight for everything.
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My groomer does it. I bring him about every 4-6 weeks for a sanitary clip, nails, ears and a brush out

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what about the plcking of the ear hair ?? My vet told me to have the groomer do it , but sounds painful ! Seems like the norm?
I do it, when the dog is really sleepy, i make sure she's on her side and just grab it with my fingers and pull it out. she doesn't even flinch. My labradoodle likes it, she lays on her side and i use the tweezers to carefully pluck all the hairs. no worse than doing my eyebrows!!!


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I just did Tillie's ears today! I don't make them totally hair less, I just trim the hair that grows inside the ear flap so the canals have air circulation and then I use my fingers to grab into the ear canal a bit and pull out any hairs that may be lose...

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