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7/18/14 12:44 P

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I had a spitz and he was an angel when it came to brushing him! He will stand quietly and let you do it. He would even lift his paws for you to brush out the tangles behind his legs!

Sadly he has gone to doggie heaven! I sure miss him!



 
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7/8/14 5:30 P

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Ahhh brushing. I really think this is a good workout of us humans as well. It is hard enough just brushing and building the arms up to do that continuous motion, now add in a squirmy husky and you have your work cut out for you.

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4/18/13 3:25 P

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Thats a cool trick for the brushing. I may have to give that a try. Nanook HATES to be brushed. She doesnt groome herself very well either. Shyla on the other hand I dont really have much trouble. She just rolls into a submissive pose for me. LOL.

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4/20/10 9:04 A

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Thanks for your comments. Your baby is beautiful too! When I took Harley to obedience training (which we almost failed because he wouldn't be quiet!) they fitted him in the pinching collar. It works great for him as it teaches him not to pull. You do have to know how to use it though as it shouldn't be taught all the time just when you correct him. I couldn't handle him without it! How does the halter work? That might be better for my german shepherd.

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4/14/10 3:45 P

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Your two are so cute! Love the pic of Roxy flat on the floor! My baby's beautiful and knows it! He takes full advantage of it and thinks he can get away with more just cuz he's pretty.

He always has on his choke collar, and he doesnt seem to mind it at all. Still doesnt keep him from pulling tho! I dont trust him with a regular one. He'll slip it right off. I have thought of trying a pinch collar so I can run with him. As of now, he is impossible to run with. I did discover a sporn halter.

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I talked to someone who uses one on her husky and she says it works great at controlling the pulling. I bought one but havent used it yet.

Good luck with the brushing! They are a handful!

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4/14/10 8:50 A

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Thanks for the info. I guess I will have to do the same and be the tough mama. Your are right, you do have to constantly remind them who is the pack leader. They are very strong willed dogs! I will give it a try.

I checked out your page. Bowie is a beautiful dog. Do you use a choke collar on him? I have been using a pinching collar on Harley and seems to work good but is too much for my german shepherd.

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4/14/10 12:23 A

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Bowie hates it too! I used to give him treats but they wouldnt last as long as I needed. He knew it was a bribe and that only makes him even more rotten. ;)

I use the Furminator and just have to be the mean momma to get it done. I have to get him on his side and hold his head down and work on one side at a time- basically get him in a submissive position. He's very stubborn and I have to continually remind him who is the pack leader. He will take full advantage if given the opportunity! I give him lots of love and praise as he tolerates it for as long as he can (I can get a good 20 mins out of him). And then we go for a long walk after to "forget all about it".

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4/13/10 9:18 A

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Sounds like a good tip. Might work for a couple of seconds with Harley, haha. I gave him a bath yesterday and now the hair is really needing to be brushed. I attempted but he hates it! What a dog! He needs brushing more than most and hates it! Stubborn boy!

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2/22/10 11:40 A

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I use a slicker brush and in one hand hold a cookie in my enclosed hand so my pups will have to work at it to get it out of my hand. I will leave a little of the treat exposed so they can break off little chunks at a time.

Meanwhile with my other hand I use the brush to brush them out. This only works if your dog is easily distracted by food like my two. LoL. They ignore everything if they are getting food. What little piggies! :D

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2/21/10 10:49 A

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I guess my husky/shepherd is the exception to the rule. She loves to be brushed.(everywhere except her tail) I always brush her outside and she will turn from one side to the other to be brushed. I use a "rake" first and then a wire brush to finish. She really prefers the brush, but it will not remove enough of the undercoat alone.
After about 20 minutes brushing, she will begin to get restless, but she is brushed almost every day

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2/17/10 5:03 P

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I have only been able to brush for short intervals usually when my husky is tired and lying down. Sometimes I give her a chewy to keep her busy but then she gets annoyed with me and walks to a different place.

I use a "rake" but the vet suggested a comb, which is sold at the local pet store. I haven't purchased it yet but she said but she says the dogs prefer it because it isn't as "pokey" on their skin.

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2/13/10 2:39 P

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Mine have never liked it either! I had a lab-chow mix that loved being brushed, but she's the only one. No brush-lovin' huskies to report here.

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ROBOMA's Photo ROBOMA Posts: 128
2/13/10 9:52 A

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My husky Harley has never liked being brushed much. I started when he was a puppy but he never got used to it. He is really sensitive of his back area. He is also a very head strong doggie! Do you have any tips? I have several different brushes with the ferminator being the last I purchased. I wish I could get him looking fluffy like some I have seen all brushed out.

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