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Finding alot of Matts!!!!!

Ok guys I am really having a hard time brushing the matts out of Jillee...I know I am hurting her a little because she will not sit still. I was wondering if anyone had any advice on how to brush out the matts.....they are really taking a toll on me because I feel that they are gone then find another one. I am about to put her in a puppy cut.....hubby does not what me too and neither do I put I do not want to hurt her either!!!! Is it easier brushing the matts wet or dry. Any suggestions would be great!!!!! I just tried brushing her but she will only let me brush her for a few...literally!!!!! I think she maybe blowing coat.....this sucks!!!!

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Puppy cut!!!!!!111

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Have you tried to let Beamer have a full coat? Just wondering...what picture do you go by....I am afraid she will not look cute anymore if I keep her in a puppy cut!!!!

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Too many horror stories about they tell the groomer one thing and then they come home totally different!!!! Althrough I do trust my groomer but it still scares me....hubby wants her in a full coat....which I do not mind because he does help brush her...if he did not help with the grooming then I would make the decision!!!

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Are you using a detangler? You can either buy one made for dogs, or try Johnsons No More Tangles.

This is what works for me. I am sure other people can give you advice, too. Spray it on the mat and work it in with your fingers. I try spreading the mat apart with my fingers and gently working the comb through it. If that doesn't work, then you have to take a small scissor and cut through the mat to break it up. Don't try to do all the mats in one sitting, because you and Jillee will both be


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Yeah, Beamer has been in his natural coat since he was born, we just put him in a puppy cut the wknd before last. (although his face has always been trimmed some at the groomer)

His puppy cut is still pretty long, and is growning in fast!
It's been 10 days since his cut, and we have not brushed him once yet, and he has no matts. The hair on the body is about 4 inches throughout.

I'm sure Jillee will still be addorable!

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Yeah that is very true..... I will work on it for a few and then give her a treat and a break....I do not want her to not like being groomed....I just don't want it to get out of hand thats all!!!

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Hi Megan,

I sure can relate! Kohana's hair mats up soooo easily and we have gone with the puppy coats twice now. I am growing her out now because I want to show her, but it is ever tough to deal with. Get a metal comb and use the first tooth of the comb to get in the mat and slowly work it out with little strokes - not pulling hard. I have a second metal comb that I use after the larger one that is a flea comb and does a nice job. You should not just brush through her entire coat as it will break the hair. I had a breeder show me how and it is hard to explain, but you get the mats out while Jillee's hair is dry as water makes the mats tighter. Maybe Kimberly or one of the other breeders can give you some suggestions! Oh, also when you do bathe her use a ton of conditioner on her as that makes a big difference. Good luck and patience is the key to it all!

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Thanks Ryan we will see how long this full coat last!!!!! I would like to see her in full coat just need to be patient that is all....just tell her that though!!!!!!

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Oh, also have your husband hold her and praise her while you're dematting - that helps on her nerves!

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