Your dog will benefit from brushing as it will help regulate body temperature and reduce itching as you remove dead hair and distribute natural oils. Regular brushing will help you bond with your pet as well as getting to know their skin better, which means you’ll find any parasites and skin conditions sooner rather than later.
- You can work from the tail to head or the head to tail, as long as you ensure you brush all the hair, not just the top coat.
- One popular technique is to brush backward against the lay of the fur, then brush it back into place. This loosens and removes dead hair and stimulates the skin.
- Take care when brushing over joints or sensitive areas and reduce any downward pressure.
- When brushing areas without much coat use a soft brush to avoid injury.
Why Brush Short Coats?
The advantage of short and medium length coats is that there is less chance of mats occurring. However, this doesn’t mean that they don’t require brushing. Brushing dogs with shorter hair will feel similar to being petted, so it’s likely that your dog will be pretty happy about this! But be sure to take your time and be gentle