Dog Breed Info

Bathing Phase

About Bathing the Coat Type
Some of the medium long coat types take about the same amount of time and effort as the rough and the Nordic rough due to the density of the undercoat and overall length of coat. The objective is not to remove the undercoat during the bathing phase phase for the show dogs and to remove as much as possible for the pet trims.

The massage bathing technique is used during the bathing procedure to not only cleanse the skin and coat but to assist in removing shedding hair. After the bathing and rinsing procedure is completed, brush the coat using a slicker brush and then use the high velocity dryer to finish blowing out the loose and/or excessive coat.


Removing Packed Coat During the Bathing Phase
There are several methods to remove packed coat during the bathing phase. The method and order that you choose may vary with each dog. Often times, salon layout, equipment available and the amount of time that you have to complete this phase makes or helps to make that decision for you.
When utilizing this method, consider the amount of product that you place in the coat and if re-bathing the coat is necessary to remove the product before the final drying.

Option 1
Saturate Coat with Water and a Dematting Product
The coat is first saturated with water and then a dematting product is added and worked into the coat with a massage type method. Do not use the rubbing method as this will cause the packed coat to become more trapped in the coat.

Brush the Coat
After the dematting product or the heavy conditioner is worked into the coat as much as possible, with the lay of coat, use a slicker brush, a dematting rake and a long tooth comb to gradually work the trapped dead coat from the healthy coat.

Shampoo the Coat
After the wet, packed coat is removed in the bathing station, rinse the dematting product from the coat and then apply shampoo to the coat and bathe using the massage method.

High Velocity Dryer
Use the high velocity dryer after the final shampoo and rinse to dry the coat and remove the remainder of packed coat.

Option 2
Saturate Coat with Water, Dematting Product and Shampoo
The coat is first saturated with water, a dematting product and shampoo and worked into the coat with a massage type method. Do not use the rubbing method as this will cause the packed coat to become more trapped in the coat.

Brush the Coat
After the shampoo and dematting product are worked into the coat use a slicker brush, a dematting rake and a long tooth comb, with the lay of coat, to gradually break up the packed coat.

Rinse Coat
After the packed coat is brushed with the shampoo and the dematting products, rinse the coat using as much water pressure as possible.

High Velocity Dryer
Use the high velocity dryer after the final rinse to dry the coat and remove the remainder of packed coat.

Option 3
Saturate Coat with Water, Dematting Product and Shampoo
The coat is first saturated with water, a dematting product and shampoo and worked into the coat with a massage type method. Do not use the rubbing method as this will cause the packed coat to become more trapped in the coat.

Rinse Coat
Rinse the coat using as much water pressure as possible.

High Velocity Dryer
Use the high velocity dryer in the bathing station after the final rinse to remove the packed coat. A mask and protective eyewear should be used during this procedure due to the massive amount of coat and debris in the air.

Shampoo the Coat
After the high velocity drying, shampoo the coat again and use a slicker brush, a dematting rake and a long tooth comb, with the lay of coat, to remove the remainder of undercoat.

These procedures allows for most of the packed coat to be removed and prevents products from staying in the coat making it appear heavy and oily in appearance.


Bathing Technique: Massage Bathing

Bathing Tools: Hands

Bathing Products: Basic Cleaning Shampoo; Texturizing Conditioner; Texturizing Shampoo

Bathing Direction: With Lay of Coat
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