My Domino is getting her winter coat so her under-layer, or whatever it is called, of fur is getting really thick. Due to this I have a lot of little grey and white hairs all over everything in my house! I brush her almost every other day and she still sheds like crazy! Any recommendations on what type of brush I should use to get more fuzz off of her at once and into the trash instead of on my clothes?

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Comment by Leah Jackson on October 15, 2009 at 5:25pm
I just gave my dog a bath today and after I dried him off with the towel there was dog hair EVERYWHERE. I walked out into my room and noticed that my floor was covered in dog hair, my bed was covered in it, and more than anything else, I was covered in his fur! Enough is enough! I just went on ebay and bought a medium sized one after reading this thread. It was only 20 dollars and I think if it will cut back on his shedding even a little bit it will be completely worth it. It's driving me crazy! It's in my KEYBOARD how does that even happen!?!?
Comment by Krista Meyer on September 27, 2009 at 3:54pm
I guess I'm getting a furminator. lol. I do have a good vacuum (a Dyson Animal) and I do use my swiffer wet on my hard-wood floors to pick up the hair. Plus, I think I should own stock in lint rollers. It's not really unbearable, I just wish I could sit on my couch without looking like I'm turning in to a wear-wolf.
Comment by Nancy Geddes on September 27, 2009 at 3:21pm
We wove corgi hair into our tomato plants which reduced bug infestation!!!!
Comment by Rockstar on September 27, 2009 at 12:08pm
My puppy doesn't mind me using a furminator and he lets me vacuum him (gently) too. I think he's grown to enjoy the ritual. **I use my mom's built-in home vacuum, so its super quiet and I use a VERY low suction, Rockstar can't stand the regular push-around vacuum.**

I also got this static type rubber brush to use on him. It isn't my favorite by any stretch, but it helps get the thick guard hairs to loosen up. http://www.petsmart.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2750607&lmdn=Product+Type I also think it feels like a massage when I use it on him. I don't know about your corgis, but Rockstar likes a good lower back/butt area rub since its hard for him to reach.
Comment by Lou Ann Lemaster on September 27, 2009 at 10:01am
A Furminator and a Dyson are a homeowners best companions! I have the same problem as Bev, my dogs don't blow their coats at the same time. During the spring blow, I take the dogs outside, way to the back of the yard and brush them there. Last spring, my neighbor thought I had shaved one of the dogs when I got through. I leave the hair on the ground, and by the next day, between breezes and the birds, it's all gone. The birds in our area have the softest and warmest nest around, I bet
Comment by Bev Levy on September 27, 2009 at 8:47am

We use the furminator and a rake regularly but also learned to live with hair since mine don't blow their coats at the same time!
Comment by Nancy Geddes on September 27, 2009 at 8:35am
I would like to publically thank the person who invented the Furminator. With three corgis who tend to blow coat simultaneously, the Furminator after bathing and Mason Pearson hairbrush takes care of both my fluffy and short coated, short legged sweeties. The Furminator really works specifically tackling that undercoat. I did make the investment and it has reduced the dog hair on my hardwood flooring.
Comment by Potus on September 27, 2009 at 5:54am
I don't have a furminator (quite expensive here) but have a grooming rake (what a badname) that cost $13 and is really good. He still sheds a tiny bit of hair after I brush him but its gets so much off him.
http://www.amazon.com/Safari-Undercoat-Rake-Longhaired-Dogs/dp/B0002ARR40/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1254042721&sr=8-9

It has plastic teeth that are supposed to massage the skin. The one we got for Potus was for medium haired dogs, not long like in the link.
Comment by Cindi on September 27, 2009 at 2:48am
I found that the furminator was the best investment I have made in the on going battle for shedding. And I agree with Meredith, to do it outside. Less to clean up.
Comment by Heather and Ella on September 27, 2009 at 1:42am
Let's see- I end up sweeping the house every day, use the furminator every other day, and use those sticky roller things (or masking tape) to get the fur off from everything else. Luckily my couch is leather, so I just wipe that down every other day. Shop vacs work great for under the bed, behind doors, and behind well everything. LOL
I feel for you, Ella is a super shredder. This week I considered using the tape roller on her, but thought that would be mean.

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