How to Groom (?) Matted Spanish Water Dog
This blog was written May 2012, 10 years ago ! but the google blog has been changed and I can not access to update those blogs, so I copy here instead. Boris' coat is clump here, but I wanted to save.
|You can see the completely matted area, clumped,|
and I could see he was uncomfortable.
|When you look carefully, even its completely matted,|
you can see natural cording among THICK WOOLLY UNDERCOAT..
You need to be patient.
|Be careful so that you don't damage the original cording among matt|
just split to the skin completely - nicely using your fingers.
If you do it too strongly, dog would not like it!
Splitting the complete mat into the cord nicely, making sure you don't break the cording, and make sure after you splitting, it would not go back together.
|As you split, you make sure, each cording are equal sizes.|
You have to see the skin, make sure you split cording completely to the level of the skin
3. USING YOUR HAND WITH ALL FINGERS AVAILABLE, RUN YOUR FINGERS THROUGH THE SPLITTED CORDED COAT, AND FOLK OUT THE SOFT FLUFFY UNDERCOAT - GET RID OF IT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE - THIS FLUFFY COAT CAUSING MATTING.
|You Folk out the fluffy under coat using your hand with fingers,|
no metal, no plastic, if you use your fingers,
you feel where is cordings, and how much fluff coming out.
Just like you finger through your own hair using your hand.
|See how much unwanted fluffy under coat comes out!!|
This was only one part of the matted coat - Phew!
Splitted along the cord, and the fluff taken out:
Compare to the below (BEFORE)
Make sure all cording is more or less even
Before shampoo, all matt has to be removed.
Otherwise making the coat wet make it worse!
Compare to the above AFTER, it looks like one big lump
5. WASH THE DOG WITH COLD WATER USING MD10 TEXTURE VOLUME SHAMPOO!
|You can see the cording got tighten using|
MD10 Texture shampoo
|Relaxing after the shampooing|
|"Thank God! It's finished", Boris says!|
|MD10 Texture Volume shampoo is|
Best shampoo for Spanish Water Dog
My Boris is the Model on the label !!