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Date: 8/25/13 6:47 PM

Using shed rake, comb, and brush I groomed my long-coat GSD today. As usual I got clumps of fun sticking to me all over. I would like to make myself a dog grooming coat, like a lab coat, to wear for the job. Does anyone have any suggestions for a type of fabric that would be easy to get the fur off. Shaking, brushing, washing, something the fur would not stick to or embed itself in? Light weight. ??

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Date: 8/25/13 7:05 PM

Hmm maybe something like that rip stop nylon? But that might be hot to wear ... I hope others have better suggestions

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Date: 8/25/13 10:05 PM

I have a grooming coat made of a light weight nylon. It's great for keeping all the dog and cat fur off. Now I just need something to keep it out of my eyes, nose and mouth!

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Date: 8/25/13 11:11 PM

Nylon supplex. If you can't find any you like, they sell aprons and smocks at Sally Beauty Supply.

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Date: 8/26/13 5:56 AM

Thank you for your suggestions, I believe that I will give the Nylon supplex a try. Maybe it will help me keep up with my grooming, instead of putting it off so often.

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Date: 8/26/13 6:28 AM

I have allergies so bathe and brush our dog and cats regularly. One habit, weather permitting, is use the back porch. This has worked in all locations, humid and arid, wood deck or concrete lanai.
For some reason there is less static outdoors and less gets on me. In bad weather I put them on a large bath towel and that seems to attract the stray fur- instead of me or the carpet.
Another idea might be to wear the type of capes you wear at barber/hair style shops. You could make cut out slots for your arms.

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Date: 8/26/13 7:54 AM

I don't really have any suggestions, except to add we have a medium coat GSD. We use the Furminator on all our animals (two dogs and a kitty) and it works pretty well. It's when they change coats during the year that the fur grow exponentially overnight in the house.

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Date: 8/26/13 6:40 PM

Is a shed rake like a furminator? Because that's what we use on our husky/chow mix. If the weather is nice, I definitely recommend outdoors and standing upwind of the dog

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Date: 8/27/13 12:53 PM

A shed rake is like a furminator, only I think a furminator has a button to push to slide the fur off the teeth. I do do the grooming outside, only inside very rarely in the middle of winter, when she is not actively blowing a coat. A shed rake has teeth that get to the undercoat and will take out the shedding undercoat without damage to the upper (longer) coat fur. I am not thinking about not only making a grooming coat, but maybe a full outfit, loose pants and a pull on shirt, made out of the nylon supplex.

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Date: 8/27/13 10:26 PM

Maybe part of it, is just static electricity, (particular if you walked across carpet to do that with shoes on, and then sat on same carpet with dog) if so nylon might be more so even?

Have had Golden Retrievers and Newfoundlands, and nothing even a German Shepard could probably produce, I would think would be more fuzz when blowing their undercoat than a huge Newfoundland. So I'm kind of immune to pet hair issues at this point, but if you are at the point that doing that leaves you with a pile of dog fuzz as large as the dog, maybe try spraying a little of something like this anti static spray, just even on the curry comb or brush even?



I also think a really clean and just washed dog would give off way more billowy and floaty loose hair, than a more dirty and not washed yet one with more natural oils in the fur right then, so before the bath is the time to do it, if it's mostly blown undercoat, that is coming off, you have a choice.

Also done outside on a deck or something with you wearing just your swim suit if hot weather, I think would keep most of it not stuck to you. Also just rolling it up in kind of a ball as you pull it out of the brush comb each time, makes it stick into one real big more heavy rolling ball instead of a loose pile of fluff, maybe all wafting around?

Obvious though, most knits, velvet, corduroy and such is not the thing to be wearing at the same time.

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