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Old 08-14-2012, 07:32 PM   #1
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Finally - grooming success!!

My grooming arm & loop arrived today. Talk about a 100% turnaround in grooming Kallie! Instead of trying to eat both my hand & the brush/comb, she was actually giving me kisses tonight! I spent about 10 minutes working on her before she was done with it. I used the cornstarch on the mats. I had also ordered The Stuff, a conditioning grooming spray. Between the two I managed to get her tangle free from her head to chest, back & sides & 3 legs. I used a combo of CC buttercomb, wood pin brush & small slicker brush. Can you see me doing the happy dance? I didn't want to push her any farther tonight. I'll get leg 4 & her bottom tomorrow, along with another total comb out. Now if I could only figure out how to get her belly.
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:49 PM   #2
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What grooming arm did u end up getting?

To do Gabbys belly I use the slicker brush on the floor, she loves it.
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Oh and congrats!!! It feels so good when they are happy huh
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:06 PM   #4
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She won't lay on her back & let me brush her. I bought it from Amazon. It's purple & a PetEdge product I think. Comes in 3 colors - pink, blue & purple.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:09 PM   #5
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I do Riley's belly when we're sitting on the couch together. He doesn't seem to mind so much when he's chilling with Mom!
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:54 PM   #6
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I do Teds belly on my lap too. I have treats in hand while I'm brushing or clipping private hairs which I give him often to keep him happy! I find thats the quickest part of his body
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if you are playing with her on the floor, keep the brush handy & treats. once you start rubbing her belly get the brush and even if its only one brush stroke at first it gets her use to it. it is a tricky spot to do thoroughly
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Thanks for the tips, I'll try the belly brushing tonight.
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Thanks for the tips, I'll try the belly brushing tonight.
As I've mentioned, Kodi does NOT like being groomed lying down. I stand him on my grooming surface, put my forearm under his front legs, and gently guide him into a position where he is standing on his hind legs. In this position, he lets me groom his tummy without difficulty.

For further forward on his chest, I do it by lifting one foreleg at a time and pulling it gently forward. This gives me access to that area, just as it would if the dog were lying down.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:28 AM   #10
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Thanks, Karen. I think this method may work better for Kallie's belly. I'm just so glad that she behaved beautifully with the grooming arm/loop. Like she was born to be groomed that way!
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