Tips for brushing and combing your pet's hair
You should brush the pet every few days, regardless of the length of the dog’s coat. Brush in the coat’s direction when it is dry.
When dealing with mats, it is better to do this with short fast strokes with the comb, which is less painful for the pet than the slower, firmer pulling. Never cut a matt out yourself, as this can hurt your pet’s skin.
If your dog has a strong resistance to brushing, here’s a tip that may help.
Place the brush in front of the dog so it can become familiar with the tool. Once the dog finished playing with it, pick up the brush and start touching his coat lightly. If your pet doesn’t object to this, reward him with praise or a treat. Likewise, continue to increase the force of the brush strokes until you achieve the desired result.
Regular brushing will make your dog’s coat less susceptible to fleas and ticks, too. Of course, the main remedy here is bathing your pet, which, even if it does not eliminate fleas and ticks, will at least help you spot them and take the measures (flea collar, liquid applicant or pill).