- Deshedding techniques using various types of rakes.
- Brushing techniques using various rubber, pin, universal and many other type brushes.
- Carding techniques using the #40 blade, tools that incorporate a #40 blade and various stripping knives.
- Handstripping techniques using various handstripping knives.
The fourth is the brushing phase and it is the heart and soul of the grooming process. It focuses on removing coat naturally by utilizing brushes, rakes, and deshedding tools. At the same time dead coat is being removed by brushing, the coat is being prepared for the final finish. Your focus will be on the various types of brushing techniques to remove dead coat using the following tools: