Absolutely love my mason pearson brush! So do the dogs...I have to get a picture of them laying there getting brushed. As I'm brushing Jake (I do him first) Shelby sits there waiting until he moves...then she flops down on her side and hold up her one leg...me next me next!! I also use a metal comb for knots. I like petsilk or Chris Christensen shampoos. I bathe once a month and the groomer does them once a month. I don't dare clip nails...too chicken!!