Removing mats and tangles can be difficult, especially if you have a dog who doesn’t like to stand still. Plus, sensitive dogs won’t appreciate you pulling on their coats, and may be unwilling to tolerate the procedure. Consider using treats to help your dog associate grooming sessions with something pleasant.
The best approach is prevention. Brush your dog daily to keep his coat clean and to prevent mats from developing. Tangles are typically easy to avoid with regular grooming. Fine-coated dogs and dogs with long, thick undercoats will quickly mat if they are not brushed regularly. If your dog loves the outdoors, then he will likely pick up burrs, sticks and leaves that can cause his coat to mat more quickly.
If you find your long-coated dog has developed mats and tangles, start working on them now before the situation gets completely out of hand.
The Knot Remover provides a safe and effective way to remove knots in your dog's coat and small mats in your dog's coat.
To use, place the point of the Knot Remover on the hair under the knotted area, and using a gentle back-and-forth motion, cut the knot or mat away, being careful not to pull on your dog's coat excessively.