What is an "express grooming?" It is essentially a hair bath.
- First, we need to steam the hair, to open the pores and prepare for the removal of dead hair by thoroughly soaking it with very warm water (not boiling water! We are washing the dog, not boiling it).
- We apply a cleansing shampoo and rinse the hair. The next step is to apply a conditioner or a mask for 20-30 minutes. Additionally, you can wrap the dog with a warm towel for better effect.
- We wash the dog and dry it with a compressor under the comb, i.e., at the same time combing the coat with a rake and blowing out dead hair.
Such procedure at the beginning of molting allows us to remove a lot of dead hair and speed up the process of hair renewal. When the dog has already molted, the effect is the same as with the regular complex washing.
Some groomers advise brushing the dog initially and then proceeding with the wash. This is a bad idea, because in the process of combing out the dirty hair, you can get an infection under the skin.
You absolutely should not use a furminator and a stripper - these are mechanical hair clippers! They will not save you from the amount of hair, but only damage the hair, which will take a very long time to grow back and the dog will look like a moth-eaten fur coat.When attending a groomer, make sure that the groomer is familiar with breed grooming specifics and will not cut your dog's hair with a clipper!
Corgis don't get haircuts! If you want a haircut, get another breed!
Fluffy and dogs with lots of hair on the butt ("poop path") can be given a hygienic haircut, you can trim sticking out hair, but do not trim a Pembroke's butt like a Spitz.
In conclusion, I would like to say that pembroke fur is much easier to clean off the floor, unlike the fur of smooth-haired breeds, which sticks into furniture and clothes like needles. I have something to compare it to. After Doberman and French bulldog fur, Pembroke fur is nothing and a good vacuum cleaner does a great job picking it up.