I've been wondering the same things. I have the Metro Air Force dryer and the drying takes so long I have to wonder what I'm not doing right.
Ok I timed Eli and it took 45 minutes (blow dry time). I did give up the pin brush after 5 min and used my slicker. It did work much better! I started drying Eli at 5:45pm and finished at 8:30pm. Not that bad....Wishing you luck as well for both the diaper and the dog
Personaly I find that a soft slicker brush works better to straighten hair than a pin brush. The exception being a huge coat on a show poodle. In that case the hair is so much longer that the pin brush is ok. With a shorter coat though, the slicker will "pull" the hair straight. Oh and you shouldn't really need to let the conditioner sit for that long. Working it through the hair to the skin and then rinsing should be fine.
Which groommax shampoo did you end up getting?
Jazz is getting "Jazzed" tomarrow, assuming my clients don't end up killing me the... friday before christmas and all... I'll time myself and see how long she takes to dry. It would be interesting to compair notes.
THANKS FOR THE INFO. I HAVE TO ADMIT I STIL BRUSH A DRY COAT. I HAVE THE CONDITIONER AND A SPRAY BOTTLE BUT I DON'T LIKE HOW IT SPRAYS AND NEED TO GET ANOTHER THAT CAN DO A FINE MIST. I HAVE BEEN LEAVING THE CONDITIONER ON LONGER THEN THE RECOMMENDATION. IT SEEMS TO WORK BETTER.He looks great! The only advice I can really say is from what little I have learned. The longer you leave the conditioner in, obviously the softer the hair will be...and easier to work with.
I start using the comb to work the conditioner through the hair...I have LONG hair myself (past my fanny) and learned that trick on my own hair. This also helps with ANY matting.
I honestly need to get a spray so I can save myself a bit of time...normally when I bathe the dogs they aren't very dirty. I have to bathe them to keep my allergies at a minimum, but I think I could cut back a bit if I had something to spray on their hair so everyday brushing is easier. I hate brushing their coats when its completely dry and I hit a mat or something stuck in the coat, and end up ripping out a chunk of hair!
I love the slicker brush for making the tangles easier to work with, too. I think if I had a spray conditioner to put on before I brush I could save them a ton of pain from the pulling...which I know they don't seem to mind, but still it bothers me!
I use 2 different shampoos (I have another for other dogs if the dog is covered in fleas or VERY DIRTY) but I admit I ran out of conditioner about a month ago. I am hoping for that for Christmas...maybe I will slip it into Daisy stocking but I bet she won't mind if I use it on the other dogs!
I won't offer much here as I don't do any grooming by myself.
Off to the groomers every 4 weeks.
However,what I find helpful with little in between cleanups are 'pre-moistened' baby wipes.
As far as conditioner goes,my groomer only uses it every 3rd or so grooming.
Too much of it can leave the hair too limp...especially with the baby coats.