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Hello, what's the best grooming brush for a puppy? I want to start pretty much straight away. I plan on getting the much recommended gold coat grabber but it this suitable for a pup's fur? Thanks x
 

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You may not need the gold coat grabber on a young pup's fur but may instead use a small slicker brush or a comb to keep it nice.

Its certainly a good idea to get them used to being groomed from a young age, and the coat grabber will come in useful as she gets older and her coat grows.

Some dogs have a puppy coat and it changes as they mature, but I didn't particularly notice this with mine.

When do you get your pup?
 

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11 days time!!! Cool, i will have a look out for a slicker brush for while she is still a pup x thanks x
 

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Hi, I bought a comb and a slicker brush when we got Rosie. We quickly found that the slicker didn't really do much and that the comb was the thing we used all the time. She is 6 months now and still not got her adult coat yet (but I think I found a matt the other day, so it's maybe not far away) and all I use is the comb - the slicker just doesn't seem able to brush through the hair, if you know what I mean. Rosie has a lot of shaggy hair and the slicker was just getting to the top layer.

The comb was just a double headed one from Pets at Home - a wooden handle and a wide toothed side and a narrow toothed side. I use the wide toothed side first and then the narrow side.
 

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all I use is the comb - the slicker just doesn't seem able to brush through the hair, if you know what I mean. Rosie has a lot of shaggy hair and the slicker was just getting to the top layer.
It depends on the dogs coat. Rosie is quite shaggy so I can see a slicker wouldn't be much good.

Maisie is quite poodley and her coat is shorter and mats easily - I start with a slicker (and/or green Les Pooches brush) then go through it with a comb (where possible). Its a constant battle against mats but I'm beginning to win the battle. :D
 

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A ball pin slicker is perfect for those early weeks when you are getting your pup used to being handled and groomed (daily, as a bonding exercise is ideal). I moved on to a comb when Rufus was about 3/4 months. I don't think you'll need a coat grabber until she is about 6 months old but it will depend on her coat type.

Make sure you regularly handle her when she has her cuddles - look in her ears and twiddle her toes etc - it will pay dividends when she is older.

Oh how exciting! I want another pup NOW!

Karen and Rufus
 
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