My dog hates getting brushed.
I wish I could find a grooming tool that detangles and also makes the coat look gorgeous on my dog.
My dog is okay with getting brushed but he gets a bit anxious.
Brushing a dog regularly stimulates the oils in the skin and at the follicle of the hair. In turn, dogs that have sensitivities and allergies benefit from regular brushing. Have you heard of fatty (often benign) tumors on the skin of dogs? Stimulating the oils in the skin is beneficial for dogs and fatty tumors don’t like that: In other words, it’s good to keep a dog’s skin healthy. Circulatory enhancing behaviors like brushing and massage are good for the dog’s overall well being, so it makes sense.
When my dog discovered the Groom Genie recently, imagine my surprise shock when he allowed a friend at a conference to sit down by him and send him into a state of Zen.
Seriously, see: This is the moment Dex checked out and went into “ohhh yeah, that’s the spot” mode:
The tri-bristle pattern of the Groom Genie unravels knotted hair and does not pull it, as traditional grooming tools might. The lady who invented it, Rikki Mor, is also the inventor of the Knot Genie, which gently and painlessly removes knots from a child’s hair. As a kid, I had long hair and my mom used to apply Johnson & Johnson’s “No More Tangles” spray to my hair: Anyone remember that? Having a Groom Genie would have saved me a lot of foot stomping and protests back then.
Rikki noticed that the people who were buying the Knot Genie, were sometimes buying one for their pets.
Most beneficial to me besides the ease of use is the ergonomic paw-shaped design of this tool. My fingers position naturally into it and I apply thorough pressure with each stroke.
Fortunately, my dog is acceptable of grooming: This tool took it to a whole other level of zen.
Fireworks and Thunderstorms
My dog is petrified of fireworks and thunderstorms. The wrap-type products have not been successful for us, we usually resort to a calming agent like Rescue Remedy for him. On a whim, I decided to try the Groom Genie a few weeks ago when thunder rolled into our area. Though Dexter was upset, the Groom Genie seemed to calm him a bit. Normally he hides under my desk or in the bathroom; he stayed by my side as I ran this tool through his coat: Not to groom him, but to calm him and distract his fears.
We are not being paid to tell you this: We just like sharing products that we believe in and have made a difference in our lives and the life of our dog. No matter what size dog, what age dog, and/or what coat length dog you have, this is the type of product that works for everyone.
There are different sizes for different hand and dog needs. Even short-haired breeds need the skin’s oils stimulated and their coat brushed.
You gently tap it and the hair easily comes out. Use dish detergent or pet shampoo when you really want to clean it out. Easy peasy.
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|Elizabeth Sanders Towns|
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