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I am curious how you all do your daily grooming. Do you start at the head? Do you use a pin brush and follow with a comb? Do you wash the face every day? I am looking to improve what I do and I am learning so much. Thanks!:blush:
 

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April I use a comb mostly on my dogs and use a pin brush when the drying and brushing is done after a bath. I have long coated and short coated Maltese. Using rinseless shampoo on the face and rear (if nec.) when needed. The faces are combed every day and complete combing done about 2-3 times a week. I do the legs and areas that can get matted and check the ears for those pesky hairs that need plucked. My show dog has to been done completely every day sometimes twice a day. The baths for show dogs happens about every 5-6 days and my cut down dogs get a bath about 3-4 times a month. I like my babies to smell real good so I have a huge supply of human body spray that I put on them after their baths. Jeanne
 

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Vi has short hair right now, but I still bush her 2 times a day (most of the time, sometimes only one). Right now she's pulling out her topknot, so I have to redo that every day too...but when she leaves it alone I just redo it as needed (usually anywhere between 3-5 days depending on if it's starting to mat or not. It all usually depends on how active she is that week lol). I bathe her once a week, sometimes every 4-5 days, again it depends. But always by 7 days she's had a bath.
I've heard about the waterless bath and I think I'm going to try that on her face and bum too.
So my grooming routine is this, if its a bath day, I comb her out before her bath, bathe her, and comb her again, do her top knot, clean her eyes, then check her paws to trim them. twice a month I pluck her ear hairs (or whevener I see they need done). I don't trim her nails but I take her in to my groomer to have them done. I DO however sometimes take the dremel to them to soften them out when they're scratching me.
Thats it :) I'm sure when she gets a full coat it'll be way more work though.
I don't always do everything in the same order because she's a wiggle worm and I just do what I can. (she's 5, but was never groomed her first 3 years so she's difficult)
 

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every morning i clean and comb (cc buttercomb face brush) out their faces (to get out eye buggers) and redo topknots. about 3-4 times per week i do full body brushings with the madan brush, starting with them on their backs on my lap doing the face (with comb), then legs and belly, then i flip them over to standing and brush their tails. after that, i have them lie on their side and brush and comb from tail to head. onto the other side from rear to head. finish with topknot. then lots of treats and play. :)

in the evening i sometimes have to clean faces and redo topknots again. but mine have been eating with baby bibs and are getting a lot less messy after dinner!
 

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Milo is in full coat (well, almost)

In the morning I spray him with grooming spray and use a pin brush(pink madan) - his coat is quite thick so I have to lift it up and do it in layers or eles there will be matts underneath. I then re-do his top knot in whatever style, colour bands, bows(if I feel like its a "bow day" lol) and wash his eyes with warm water to get rid of any boogers and then wash his face.

Then at night I give him a quick brush again(not as much as in the morning) and re-do his top knot and take out any bows if he was wearing one.
 
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