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Hey guys, i need some help, can someone recomend a shedding tool, Josefina's shedding is horrible lol but I don't want to mess up her coat.
 

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We used to take our lab, Chipper (RIP!), to Petsmart for a furminator treatment once a month between regular brushings with a wire brush. It worked well. You can buy your own furminator brush, shampoo, and conditioner, if you want to try doing it yourself.
 

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We used to take our lab, Chipper (RIP!), to Petsmart for a furminator treatment once a month between regular brushings with a wire brush. It worked well. You can buy your own furminator brush, shampoo, and conditioner, if you want to try doing it yourself.
I use an undercoat rake. But those hoop-y horse shedding blades work pretty good too.
 

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I just use a cheepo rake. Not one with blades or rotating teeth or multiple rows of teeth, kind of like this one except mine is blue and plastic and the teeth are starting to get weak and bend :(, no wooden handle:


Not only does it do a fabulous job on Lady's undercoat blowing, it is also a life (and finger) saver when pulling burrs out of the animals, I use the same brush on the cats (we have 3 new fluffy cats that are burr magnets) and all three dogs and its the only brush I own.
 

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A DIY deshed would be a warm bath and brush/rake/comb/rub her coat until it is completely dry. The most fur comes out when the coat is nearly dry as it is a bit squeaky at that point. Ms. Fuzzbutt Sassy would shed less for a couple weeks after a nice bath if I did the extra work. If she got a bath and I let her dry on her own she would fuzz up the house something dreadful. I walked her after a bath and carried whatever tool I was using with me. Stopped every 5 minutes and went over her saving the shed fur in a bag. Great thing to do on a hot day as she didn't mind the heat if she was wet but I would bathe her and walk her dry any day it was over 65*F or so.
 

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We have a few of those here but are you guys talking about the loopy one (where the shedding brush forms a 'circle' or the one that comes apart? I have a slicker brush but it doesn't work to take all the hair off, I want a furminator but hey are soooo expensive :S, does anyone know where to find them cheap?
 

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We have a few of those here but are you guys talking about the loopy one (where the shedding brush forms a 'circle' or the one that comes apart? I have a slicker brush but it doesn't work to take all the hair off, I want a furminator but hey are soooo expensive :S, does anyone know where to find them cheap?
Don't use a furminator. They cut the coat and are not worth it. Sydney still has some funky areas on her back legs from where I broke her coat with the furminator and it never grew back smooth and shiny again. I second the rake.
 

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I use a very fine tooth comb and a pin brush. The fine tooth comb helps to pull out the loose hairs and the pin brush pulls ut the loose fuzzy undercoat .... at least for my dogs it does! I usually do all this before and after their bath. :)
 

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On my parent's GS, I have to rake and then comb out all the extra loose hairs everyday. And, if it's any consolation, they LOVE the comb (it's like giving them a deep scratching)

best of luck!
 

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You actually have a breed ideal for a Furminator. Its overusing it that is the problem on these types of coats. NO more than 15 minutes every 2 weeks. That time will take tons of hair out. Do not use it on the legs or belly, and be aware of the pressure and angle you have it at. The blades should be perpendicular to the dog, long smooth motions and pull the skin tight.
 

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We have a few of those here but are you guys talking about the loopy one (where the shedding brush forms a 'circle' or the one that comes apart? I have a slicker brush but it doesn't work to take all the hair off, I want a furminator but hey are soooo expensive :S, does anyone know where to find them cheap?
Try eBay.
However, I wouldn't use one. It's too easy to ruin the coat with them.

A curry (with a horse curry comb) daily, undercoat rake once or twice a week, good food, and perhaps some fish oil with food should help.
 

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I just bought a Shed Away. It attaches to the vacuum and is not messy. My lab, Odin, seems to really enjoy it and fell asleep while I was using it.
 
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