First, many thanks to Maddie's mom for the suggestion about Coat Handler grooming products...I placed an order this morning! There was alot of good info available about healthy products!
I'm hoping, though, that some of you could share some of your grooming "secrets", specifically about de-matting and de-snarling.
Molly's coat is thick and wavy, and though I comb her first thing in the morning, then brush her down each time she comes in from outside, and then really do a good comb at night, she still manages to snarl on her belly, her beard and mustache (THAT is the worst!), and at the tips of her ears.
She plays REAL hard outside, her favorite activity being seeking out the ONLY spot of mud ANYWHERE within three miles, hopping and rolling in it, and then looking SO surprised when she comes to the door with MUD dripping from her beard! With such a low-to-the-ground belly, it's not a surprise that when she comes inside, she is covered in what we call "happy mud" (EVEN when she's worn a coat!!).
So...how do you guys handle your kids who LOVE rough and tumble play? ANY suggestions will be gratefully accepted!
Maureen and Molly