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I don't remember it being a huge big deal when Kodi was little, but he didn't have as dense a coat as some Hav puppies, so there was nothing for the comb or brush to get caught on, either. I DO know that I got a couple of cheap brushes and combs that he reacted to very negatively. I tried them on my own skin, and realized that they were very scratchy. I think they were too rough on his skin.
After not believing all the people here on the forum that CC tools were so much better, buying LOTS of tools that I have since tossed, I finally caved and spent the money on good quality CC combs and brushes. What a difference! Not only in terms of ease of use, but also in terms of his obvious comfort. And because the quality is so good, once you have them, you are set for a long, long time. I wasted a LOT more money on the "cheap" pet store tools!
Kodi shows an obvious preference for the CC Buttercomb and the CC wood pin brush in terms of comfort. There are other tools that I use occasionally, but these are my everyday, go-to tools. My guess is that for a puppy with a lighter coat like Kodi's, the wood pin brush would be a great "starter tool". For a puppy with enough coat that matting is a possibility from a young age, I'd start right in with the Buttercomb, which was my staple tool all through blowing coat, and is STILL the first tool I turn to each day.
Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
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