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    This is Luna and she is so hairy and thick. I'm looking for shampoo/conditioner, spray recommendations as well as tool recommendations to help tame her coat. This past time I used espree deshed shampoo and nature specialties plumtastic conditioner with the stuff. She's not very patient with brushing so any ideas to help us would be great! Tia


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    I'm always skeptical about products that are suppose to help with deshedding....it's all about arm power.........while in the bath, and all suds up, get your slicker brush and go to work. Some groomers use the HV to remove some hair, but I just brush. The hair is wet and falls off the brush with just a tap on the rubber mat. I hope that you NEVER, NEVER use a furManator on any dog, since it rips out the guard hairs before it reaches the undercoat.

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    • #3
      Have to agree with Dolly on this one. I just use whatever shampoo I deem nessary for skin, scub in shampoo with a Yuppie Puppy bath brush then I use my Tuffer than Tangles long firm pin brush when dog is lathered up in the tub. Tons of hair will come off this way. Then HV after bath and use the Premium Andis deshedding tool (Groomers Mall purchase, thread on here from Parti about it). Get client on a regular schedule and you, the dog & the owner will be happier.
      I guess what I am saying is.....a deshed shampoo is no better at deshedding than any other shampoo.
      Ain't always easy to stand up for what is right.

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      • #4
        Best Shot is awesome on these types.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Brit View Post
          Best Shot is awesome on these types.
          Depends on your water.......I don't care for Best Shot.
          Ain't always easy to stand up for what is right.

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          • #6
            I hv my own 3 Malamutes (2 are extremely fluffy) & I use Quadruped Economy Conditioning Shampoo & then Quadruped All-In-One leave in conditioner. I use this combination with most of the double-coat breeds I groom as well. It takes work, but when the are bathed & brushed, their coats look AMAZING and are so very soft. It's the only products I will use on my kiddos as the final results are in my opinion, perfection.


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            • #7
              I agree between Best Shot and Quad All in One, they should work. We got around any issues of water by adding something like Calgonite to rinse water, and so soft.

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              • #8
                I have a wooly husky so I know exactly what you're going through. But she's a lot smaller than this guy!!! I did it differently before I became a groomer but I always managed to make her look half her size with just a deshed! Anyway, With tough deshed jobs at the shop, especially double coats, I usually do a good five to ten mins of HV before the bath... Get the loose stuff out, then I brush a little if I have time. Bathe, deshed solution, (Espree Simple Shed) let them soak a min or two, while scrubbing with a zoom groom or brushing with pin brush. The solution helps the hair slide right out, and then I rinse well. I dry slightly with towel, then hv whole still in the tub. Get mostly the body dry, by then a ton of hair will have come out. Keep brushing with a pin brush (i like to go against the lady of the fur, makes it quicker and more thorough) while you hv the dead hair (other brushes might be too harsh while hair is wet, I've heard) by the time you've got doggie almost dry, most of the hair is I the tub and on walls near tub... A good spray with hose and hair catcher in drain helps the cleanup, and you finish the hv on the table, continuing to brush and lift hair as you go, letting the hv get close to the skin is important for getting that hard to get dead undercoat. Hope this helps. I've dealt with huskies since I was a teen and this is the best method I've seen! But it does take tiiiiime....

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                • #9
                  Btw what a beautiful wooly malamute! Good luck on her next groom!

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for the replys! I usually do a lot of the work on the tub just wanted to see everyone's opinion. Thanks so much and i do believe I need a yuppy puppy brush.


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                    • #11
                      There's an article in the pg magazine by best shot and why it works good on these coats. Love the stuff for big blow outs.

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                      • #12
                        Where I worked we used best shot and HV and worked good.

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                        • #13
                          I'll add another vote for the best shot.

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