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    -image-jpgI have noticed Henry has a lot of hair shedding on his tail. I brush him but just realized I don't brush his tail. I never thought of it I guess. He has a cork screw tail (I think) but it's not tight (I don't think) I'm still learning. I can run my fingers down his whole tail and where the tightest crook is I can still get to that spot pretty easy. He gets real squirmy when I mess with his tail like its sensitive. He doesn't like it but will tolerate it if I keep ahold of him and not let him go. I'm trying to figure out the best way to brush it. I tried several tight teeth combs this morning and nothing did any good except the furminator. It's a little hard to use on his tail but I managed ok. I was wondering if anyone has a good method for me to try. I'm ashamed to admit I brushed a small handful of hair just from his tail and I quit because he started to get upset. I don't want to hurt him or over do it. Hopefully someone has an idea! Thanks a bunch.

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    Default Re: Tail brushing

    Banks is the same way -- does not like her tail area being messed wiht. So after I wipe her bum and clean the pocket, I just do a quick rub of the tail to remove loose fur. She fights the whole time, but it all has to be done... I do not use any brush or comb on the tail, just rub my hand over it
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    sorry no help here as Chance is just getting used to be brushed, and tail is ticklish am interested in what advice you are / will be given.

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    Default Re: Tail brushing

    Frank has a tight corkscrew tail, so am not experienced with tail brushing. He does have a lot of shedding, but I have to stick my finger in his tail pocket to remove the excess hair by hand. It doesn't really bother him though.

    Frank hates brushing but doesn't mind it if I use the Kong Zoom Groom. Maybe because the bristles are rubber and feel good? Am not sure but it doesn't take long to get excess hair off of him!
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    Default Re: Tail brushing

    Most all dogs are sensitive about their tails. I would suggest using a softer brush to brush his tail. You could brush it last(duh) and give a treat when you are done-if needed,then he won't mind too much!
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    Default Re: Tail brushing

    I brush Vegas too, but he is super sensitive about the tail area, Thank goodness he only has about a 1 inch flap. I think between the cleaning of the pocket and having his anal glands done about every 4-5 weeks, he just don't want that area messed with.

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