- Check for ticks as you brush
You may notice the bugs themselves or small black flecks.
- Determine how often you need to brush
Most short coats require weekly brushing, but longer coats may require daily attention.
- For short, dense coats
Use a slicker brush to remove tangles, followed by a bristle brush.
- For long coats
Use a slicker brush to remove tangles and be very gentle when removing mats. Then follow it with a bristle brush.