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        05-16-2014, 08:45 PM
      #11
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    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Burgundyblankets    
    I have Australian Shepard's... Shop vac on the reverse setting (so it blows) after an warm bath.. Hot releases hair, cold retains it.
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    I don't know how hot shop vacs get, but in the grooming salon we do not use dryers on hot setting to avoid the possibility of burning dogs. Cold air works just fine.
         
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        05-22-2014, 10:00 PM
      #12
    Foal
    Hello! I am also a dog groomer. You can keep up with this at home, but you would have to purchase a good dryer! I recommend k9II or metro dryers with about 4hp minimum. BECAREFUL using a furminator! You can severely hurt your dog and actually can rip his skin as well as causing baldness from going over the same spot. I would suggest giving them a good bath, rinse, use a good quality conditioner, use a rake brush while the dog is soaking in conditioner. Then rinse him completely and force dry all the way until he is completely dry, then you can use and undercoat rake and fine tooth comb and a little furminating. You can also use the force dryer on him while he has conditioner on him and them rinse. This will also help get out extra undercoat.
         
        05-23-2014, 06:06 AM
      #13
    Showing
    Shop vac air that hits the dog is a couple of degrees cooler than the room air and does a great job.
         
        05-29-2014, 06:05 PM
      #14
    Foal
    Surrender now. Collect all the shed hair that accumulates each day and make it into a new dog. In a year or two you will have an army of dogs and you can take over the world. Then you can force others to clean up all the shed hair... that's my plan anyways...
    I have a Great Dane that is wonderful... tiny little black hairs... no worries...
    Then I got a service dog. He is a Golden Retriever. Holy Fur Batman! He is a shedding machine! Furminator has nothing on this dude! Good luck. I have formally capitulated to the clumps of hair everywhere...
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        06-03-2014, 12:20 AM
      #15
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by smhorsleysr    
    Surrender now. Collect all the shed hair that accumulates each day and make it into a new dog. In a year or two you will have an army of dogs and you can take over the world. Then you can force others to clean up all the shed hair... that's my plan anyways...
    I have a Great Dane that is wonderful... tiny little black hairs... no worries...
    Then I got a service dog. He is a Golden Retriever. Holy Fur Batman! He is a shedding machine! Furminator has nothing on this dude! Good luck. I have formally capitulated to the clumps of hair everywhere...
    I know the feeling about ALOT of hair... I have 3 Labs and my tan carpet looks black from all the hair they shed :-S
         
        06-03-2014, 02:58 AM
      #16
    Yearling
    I have 3 dogs. A German shepherd and caucasian shepherd mix - mainly looks like a German shepherd, just different color. A German shepherd and X mix - looks a lot like a long haired GShep but rolls his tail occasionally.
    And a golden retriever that lives inside.

    Yes, holy Fur Batman.

    Ok, when retriever is regularly brushed (we don't have furminator) then actually no problems. My family managed to get him full of hair lumps, so I been cutting bits and pieces out. Waiting for a hot day to wash him. Now as he spends more time outside he doesnt leave that much hair inside, but otherwise - clean the house in the morning and lumps of hair fly by you in the evening.

    The other 2 shed mainly twice a year, they are just starting to really lose their coats, so when they are playing together my yard gets full of dog hair, so I try to brush it out, but both of those dogs really hate the brush getting stuck so problem.

    Tbh, almost decided to shave my retriever, as he is all lumpy and too hot with his thick coat.
         
        06-03-2014, 04:36 AM
      #17
    Foal
    The furminator are great they are expensive though. Walmart carries an off brand of them and they also work. Instead of letting them air dry you can blow dry them which helps. If it still doesn't help or if you don't have the time to regularly keep up on it try pets marts grooming center a few times they are great there. And have all the tools to deshed your dog. Furminator also make a shampoo and condition to help with shedding that work great to. I prefer the conditioner. You can find the furminator stuff at pet smart. They can also help you to choose the right tools for your dogs hair type.
         
        06-03-2014, 02:27 PM
      #18
    Foal
    I actually had to sign a contract when I got my service dog that said I would not have his hair cut short. They said the hair helps to regulate their body temperature even in warm weather... whatever...I just know I am not allowed to shave his butt or he would be as Dr. Evil's cat!
         

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