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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-21-2005, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Brushing fur

My puppy will need to be brushed every day or he will get knots.
I have never had to do this before so any tips on how to make him like it and how is the best way to go about it.
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Start out with the brushing as soon as you get the puppy and start slow.

Hold it in your lap, pet it, love it, and talk to it in a soothing voice all the while you brush it. Start with small incriments (as much as the puppy will tolerate) like 2 minutes. Do that several times a day and as you go build up the time frame.

I always recommend playing with the feet and checking the teeth a lot during grooming and playtime with puppies. This helps get them used to being touched in those spots. The mouth and feet are generally the "no way" areas for a lot of dogs.
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My cats hate being touched on thier feet.
He is supposed to be quite timid coz of his trauma of not being wanted by the first owner.
I am gonna be very gentle with him.
I want him to think that brushing is fun and time we can have together.
Do you think that only I should do it or my gf as well?
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I would say both of you, so that if you're not there and it needs done, it won't be a stressful situation.

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