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  • Bernese

    What is the best way to do this dog if it is in pretty bad shape? I know I have a long job ahead of me.

  • #2
    Well, regardless, you really only have 3 options:

    1. See if you can bathe it and HV the coat and blow the mats/tangles/blown coat out of the dog or away from the skin.

    2. Shave it down (UGH)

    3. Shave the mats out and leave the rest.

    As for me, I will usually opt for 1 or 2, but 3 is usually not an option. If it is, it is at the owner's insistance, and they will be instructed to tell all their friends that "they" did it, not ME!

    Tammy in Utah
    Groomers Helper Affiliate


    • #3
      hydrosurge!! then hyrdosurge conditioner-then dry-then brush out. if you dont have a hydrosurge. check out this website, you can make a homemade version which is not as nice, but will get you in there


      • #4
        I groom a Bernese every 6 weeks. Last time he came in he had missed his previous appt because of surgery. He was a matted mess. I soaked him in Coat Handler Conditioner..while in tub, raked and raked...HV...dematted...used Biogroom Coat Polish, which I love..their bill was 172.00 ..they booked for 5 weeks next time lol such sweet dogs they are!