The Wet Brush for Dogs: My Secret Dog Grooming Weapon

Bruce has never been one of those dogs that enjoys being groomed. It’s taken a while to get him to tolerate being brushed, but his sensitive skin means that it’s not always a nice experience for him, and when he’s had enough he certainly lets me know.

I’ve been trying to find the perfect brush or comb for Bruce’s long leg fur for a while now, and I’ve spent more money than should be necessary on a variety of brushes. The trouble is that they are either too firm and scratchy for them to feel comfortable to Bruce, or they are too soft to get rid of tangles in his hair. All I wanted was something in the middle – firm enough to detangle and soft enough not to hurt him.

Just before he had his last professional groom, and his fur was the longest it’s been for a year, I was getting desperate. There was a 3 week wait until he got clipped, and his fur was getting longer by the second (or so it seemed) and the tangles were becoming unmanageable.

the wet brush

It was then, that I had an epiphany. Perhaps I needed to abandon the world of dog brushes, and look towards the human beauty world instead. I’ve heard a lot about the wonders of the Wet Brush over the last several months and how it’s a must have for those with hair that gets tangled and knotted. The best thing? The brush claims to remove knots without pulling or tugging. Could this be the brush for Bruce that I had been searching for?

I placed an order and hoped for the best. A couple of days later, the Wet Brush arrived and I sat down next to Bruce and tentatively ran it across his back to get him used to the sensation. No problems there. Then, the real test came – I slowly and gently stroked it down one leg. He didn’t even flinch. So, I kept going. By the end of our little grooming session there were no more tangles in Bruce’s legs and he was even stretching out so that I could keep going. I could hardly believe it. Turns out, the wet brush is perfect for dogs with knotted fur.

the wet brush for dog grooming

The success with the Wet Brush has continued in the last couple of weeks, and brushing Bruce is no longer a task I dread. He sits calmly and quietly while I work on his fur, and because the brush gets through knots quickly and painlessly the grooming is over much sooner, so he doesn’t get impatient and try to escape. He actually likes the sensation, letting out relaxed little groans and tilting his head into the brush to get the perfect spot.

Wet Brush do sell a dog brush called the Love Brush, but the original human version works so well I recommend using that instead. I got mine from Amazon.

Would you use the wet brush for dogs?

About me

Joy Jewell is a London based dog obsessive and style connoisseur. Joy has worked in the fashion and beauty industry as a writer for nearly a decade, and decided to fuse her two loves – style and canines – to create Paws and Prada in 2014. If you would like to talk to Joy about anything from blogging to puppy training then drop her a line at [email protected] or find her on Twitter @PawsandPrada.


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