Grooming begins with a wonderful de-shedding tool called the Furminator. It removes the dead hair, especially from the undercoat.
We use the Furminator on the top and sides of the dog. A different undercoat comb is used for her underside and the feathering on her hips.
The Furminator is really good for getting that hair under the ears and the chest hair.
Ellie hates to have her tail combed. It is so feathery that it takes a while.
Ellie is very patient, but looks around to see if my husband is almost finished with her tail.
We cleanse her ears with an astringent. Floppy-eared dogs are prone to yeast or bacterial infections, so a good cleansing is a necessary preventative.
When she hears the click of Ellie's collar, Lucy knows Ellie is done and it is her turn. She hops up on the table.
Gee, Mom. Don't I already look glamorous? So we don't need to groom me today, do we?