Christmas puppy-need advice ! - Page 6 - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums

Go Back   Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums > Havanese Discussions > Training Tips and Advice

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-04-2013, 07:51 PM   #51
TilliesMom
Senior Member
 
TilliesMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 5,278
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 35 Times in 35 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by lise View Post
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
__________________
Tammy and Tillie
TilliesMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 07:53 PM   #52
lise
Senior Member
 
lise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 958
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 12 Times in 12 Posts
Driving me crazy, before the last couple weeks he really only ever had one or two. Now.... Sigh
__________________
Lise and Ted
lise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 07:56 PM   #53
TilliesMom
Senior Member
 
TilliesMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 5,278
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 35 Times in 35 Posts
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...
__________________
Tammy and Tillie
TilliesMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 07:59 PM   #54
lise
Senior Member
 
lise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 958
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 12 Times in 12 Posts
Thanks for giving me hope!
__________________
Lise and Ted
lise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 08:08 PM   #55
atsilvers27
Senior Member
 
atsilvers27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bergen County NJ
Posts: 851
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 12 Times in 12 Posts
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!
atsilvers27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 08:17 PM   #56
mariemom1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 11
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
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?
mariemom1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 08:23 PM   #57
atsilvers27
Senior Member
 
atsilvers27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bergen County NJ
Posts: 851
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 12 Times in 12 Posts
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.
atsilvers27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 08:35 PM   #58
lise
Senior Member
 
lise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 958
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 12 Times in 12 Posts
My groomer does it. I bring him about every 4-6 weeks for a sanitary clip, nails, ears and a brush out
__________________
Lise and Ted
lise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 10:04 PM   #59
Tuss
Senior Member
 
Tuss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 779
Submit Photo: 1
Photo Submissions 8 Times in 8 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by mariemom1 View Post
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!!!
__________________

Tuss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2013, 10:15 PM   #60
TilliesMom
Senior Member
 
TilliesMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 5,278
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 35 Times in 35 Posts
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...
__________________
Tammy and Tillie
TilliesMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:13 AM.


A vBSkinworks Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.