While many types of brushes will do the trick, the main goal will be to reach through the coat, to the skin, in order to pick up the loose hairs and remove them. This can be done with a bristle brush and a comb. One must find just the right pressure to reach down to the skin without causing discomfort to the dog. It sometimes takes a few times of practice, but any owner will soon understand how much pressure to use….And you will know that you are doing it right when you see the results.
It is recommended to use an anti-static misting conditioner before any brushing or combing. The first go-around should be done gently, as this is the time when you may find tangles. You will want to proceed slowly so that the brush does not pick up a tangle and pull on it. Be sure to go over the entire body. Some owners tend to ignore or do not go over all areas of the legs, a common place for tangles.
With a sweeping motion of down and then curling up and out, your goal will be for the brush to grab onto shedded hairs and pull them out of the coat.
Afterward, one should go over the coat with a comb, making sure that is slides easily over each section without getting caught. A light mist of leave-in conditioner can then be done to keep moisture in the coat and avoid over-drying which can affect the skin.