I decided to get one of these things because the dog hair is driving me insane. We have a rake that we use on Bella, but she doesn't particularly like it and it doesn't do as much as I'd like.

The Furminator arrived and I took the dogs outside for a brush. In just a few minutes, I got a ton 'o hair off both dogs. Beanie likes being brushed, so now Bella wants to be brushed! Hooray for jealous dogs!

I'm loving this tool and will look forward to making these dogs as bald as possible. The hair just falls out of their coats! DH & I will also breath easier...
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I decided to get one of these things because the dog hair is driving me insane. We have a rake ... dogs as bald as possible. The hair just falls out of their coats! DH & I will also breath easier...

I love mine - got the med. size for Atty - much better than the "shed-ender" that I bought a couple of years ago.
Sue and Atty
I love mine - got the med. size for Atty - much better than the "shed-ender" that I bought a couple of years ago.

I'm not totally sold on it (but I bought one). My undercoat rake does as good if not better of a job. I think the Furminator pulls the hair more.

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I recently got a shedding comb (looks sort of like thinning scissors) and absolutely LOVE it. Works way better than a rake, at least on my dogs. Shy has gotten so much coat in the last year I actually have to brush her now. Emotion: smile Of course she still has very little, but it's an adjustment. Emotion: smile
Hope
I'm not totally sold on it (but I bought one). My undercoat rake does as good if not better of a job. I think the Furminator pulls the hair more.

The Furminator is worthless on Roxy since she has no undercoat, but it works miracles on one of the cats who has tons of undercoat. The secret to avoid pulling is short strokes, and lifting at the end of the stroke. I brush him about every other day and I swear I could knit a new cat from every session. I LOVE the furminator! He doesn't get hairballs anymore, and it's been great birth control for the fur bunnies around here.

Lynne
I'm loving this tool and will look forward to making these dogs as bald as possible.

A friend of mine got a gift certificate to the pet store, so she didn't feel too bad about splurging 30 or 40 bucks on a Furminator. Plus, she's got four dogs. She would bring the thing to the dog park and brush her dogs there, and just about everyone who saw the results asked to try it on their dog. Just about every dog had bushels of hair coming out using this thing, and before you know it, everyone with a long haired/double coated dog has a furminator.
Of course, the one exception to the rule (so far) is Khan. I get nothing out of him with the Furminator, and garbage bag-fuls with a rake.

Suja
The secret to avoid pulling is short strokes, and lifting at the end of the stroke.

I was getting that - there's obviously a technique. I found a medium on Amazon at a price I could afford. I was seeing similar things that were over $50 and I don't want to spend that much on something i might not like. $20 something is worth the risk.
But we have two dogs that have so much dead fur on their butts that it's crazy! But it was nice to see Beanie's coat really shine and get so much fur off Bella in five minutes.
Shedding is becoming a real issue.
Hope - do you have a link to the kind of shedding comb you are talking about?
I'm loving this tool and will look forward to making these dogs as bald as possible.

A friend of mine got a gift certificate to the pet store, so she didn't feel too bad about splurging ... rule (so far) is Khan. I get nothing out of him with the Furminator, and garbage bag-fuls with a rake.

We got one for Oppie, and the results were disappointing. About the same as with a rake and slicker. We tried the short-stroke technique (and long strokes and everything in between.) I guess it really depends on your dog's coat - I've seen wonderful results on other dogs too.
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I guess it really depends on your dog's coat - I've seen wonderful results on other dogs too.

So the general consensus is that it works well on double coated dogs with a thick undercoat? I've got to get one for Rocky.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
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