On a short puppy trim, I brush from front to back. With anything longer, I brush each side of the coat from part to floor (back end, sides, head). I brush the longer coat in layers with the dog on its side.
Originally posted by maltlover@Feb 21 2005, 07:19 PM Id just like to know in what direction and where do you start to brush your maltese, when there puppies and adults please, thanks.
THank you so much for replying, now my other question that i forgot to include is which way do u use your sliker brush ?? And when ur brushing ur malt, u use the pin brush first then the comb right? Thanks
I use a natural bristle brush on Pico, sprayed with detangle spray (PurePaws) and I brush in the opposite direction of growth. He has a puppy cut as you can see and he just loves this brushing technique. It's like a massage and he will sit in my lap with his back facing me and just lower his head as I brush and his little body will start to sway as I brush his back and sides.
Now he's relaxed and I can lay him on his side and back to finish his haunches and chest. Then I go over him with the wide tooth steel comb for mats and his mustache. I spray the comb, too. Really slides through his mustache nicely.
We both enjoy this grooming session.
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