I wasn't sure which category to put this in, so feel free to move it!
Grooming is a big project around my house these days.
With 2 kitties (American short hair)
1 fluffy corgi
1 crazy course hair corgi mix
1 Alaskan Malamute
I have my work cut out for me!
I have come up with a daily (or weekly... how ever many times you normally brush your dog) technique that makes my job easier and with better results than just brushing alone!
I use a spray bottle and mix 1/4 mane and tail conditioner and 3/4 warm water, shake the bottle before each use. Sometimes I add a drop of tea tree, or lemongrass oil depending on season.
I use a tangle teaserhttp://www.tangleteezer.com/
I spray the mixture on either the dog or the brush depending on which animal it is (have you ever sprayed a cat with a water bottle... not pretty) and then use the brush to "pet" the ... pet!
Nobody struggles, all tangles are removed without pulling, coats are shinier from added protien, and everyone smells delightful! (admittedly the corgi, malamute and kitties have very little smell normally if any... the corgi mix only "smells" on very hot days or when wet...)
This technique has drastically cut down on the amount of pet fur around the home and is so simple to do when sitting and watching t.v. that everyone gets groomed daily now.
Because I brush daily I no longer use the spray as often ... once a week or as needed (more often if they go to the dog park or jog through the woods)
It has made owning a fluffy corgi and malamute super easy!
Hope this helped others with grooming issues!