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I need to know what are the basic grooming tools I should get for my home for in betweens. Links would be great!! I basically want/need to know what kind of brush and or comb, clippers, dryer, ets. Thanks guys
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I don't have any links, different country and all that but these are some things to get:

Slicker brush - soft variety, If you can't run it down your arm without it hurting it is probably too firm. I always image what it must feel like on T's skin and if I don't like it I don't buy it.

Pin brush - if your going to have any length at all in his coat these are great

Greyhound comb - I have a few combs with different widths and handles so not true greyhound combs but I like a handle

Cordless clippers for doing f,f & t - I love the Moser Arco's I bought, light weight, quiet and don't heat up real quick

Force dryer - I have the Double K Challengair which I like, has plenty of power but isn't a stand dryer. There is a thread going on at the moemnt about dryers

Nail clippers or Dremel type thingy - I do T's nails every time we have a major groom eg. once a week, I only take a little just so he gets use to it and I keep them under control

Ear cleaner - T has already had an ear infection so I clean and pluck his ears every week too

Eye wash - I am hopeless at keeping the shampoo out of his eyes so I rinse them with this eye solution, realistically distilled water would probably do the same thing and I'll probably refill the bottle with that once this stuff runs out

Lots of different types of shampoos, coat conditioners, coat refurbishers, - your not a true poodle person unless you have at least 15 half used bottles from 10 different companies sitting around :rofl:. No seriously choose a brand you like and see how you go. I know a lot of people recommend Aloveen, I personally haven't got to trying that yet, I'm waiting on a heap of Plush Puppy stuff I ordered a few days ago.

Anyway there is probably more but some one else will fill in the gaps. Some of this you can probably wait and see if you need eg. eye and ear wash

Something I forgot - some soothing cream/spray for following clipping. I use a human after sun burn spray for babies. I always spray on T's clipped bits once we've finished as a precaution to clipper rash. Again probably not required always it's just a routine I have got into to prevent any problems before they happen.
 

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My pin brush does not have the balls on the tips and the new one I just ordered from Plush Puppy doesn't either. It seems to work alright but now I am worried I should have bought with the balls LOL!

Just had a look at a few grooming websites eg. Plush Puppy, Chris Christensen and none of their brushes have the balls so I reckon they know and it's no balls is better, but would be interested to hear what others think too.
 

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Major excitement my Plush Puppy stuff should turn up today so will let you know what I think once I get to use them.

I have been using Groomers Edge which I like but it is diluted quite heavily, good value but hard to get the solution to stay on the hair as it is so runny it just seems to slide off without penetrating before you get a chance to work it in. I have been halving the dilution and I like it a lot better although obviously not as cost effective anymore.

Plush Puppy is also fairly heavily diluted but doesn't seem so much so will see how it goes.

On another forum I am on they love Aloveen - apparently it smells wonderful and is quite gentle but I have yet to try it so can't recommend.
 

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I have the Wahl KM's single speed which I really like. I am currently looking at a really good cordless perhaps the Andis or the Laube, something I can do a full body clip with. BUT they are sooooo expensive, even I can't justify buying them :smile: when my old faithfuls will do the job.

I love the little Moser Arco's I bought for f,f & t but they don't have the power to do a body clip.
 
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