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    I use John Paul Pet Instant detangling spray. It is a great product. I use it after baths when I brush out their ears, then also in between baths to freshen the stinky boys up. I know I rant and rave about all of these products, but they are just so wonderful. I haven't had to snip out any dredlocks since I started using it on Wesley (even though he has Cody chomping on those beautiful ears constantly). It seems like it makes his hair extra silky and less likely to knot. It smells great too!!

    http://www.amazon.com/John-Paul-Inst...?ie=UTF8&s=hpc

    I don't know about the John Paul toys, they look a bit flimsy. But the brushes are excellent as well.
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    oh matting fur is a NIGHTMARE at my place!!!!!!!!!!!!! my two can get one in a matter of 2 days..its so annoying!

    I use John Paul Pet Instant detangling spray.
    ooh very nice...is this 2 prevent the tangling? or to get rid of it? whatever it is the word "instant" makes me want it! i try to brush the knots out..dont work...i try 2 hand pull them out
    pinching the hair, near to the dog, between finger and thumb, so the tug doesn't reach the skin, as that hair is never pulled tight.
    i usually do it that way but sometimes i get so cuaght up with getting it out that i dont pinch the hair and you should shee how they yelp in pain when i tug..the poor babies...i feel so bad whenever that happens.. but seriously my two get them everywhere!
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    Ally (Daschund - not with me)

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    Zack just had behind the ear mats one time, during the summer. I'm not sure why he got them. My theory was that it was because i was flea combing a lot, and as a result, wasn't brushing him like before. He got large thick mats on both sides and i couldn't see any way they could be detangled, but some people on this forum gave me suggestions and hope, or vision, a belief that it could be done and which products to buy, and i got a Four Paws detangling comb, the metal tines are far apart and shaped in an arrow-like formation, it has an easy to grip wooden handle, and i got the 8 in 1 magic coat detangling spray, and it took about an hour on each ear but i didn't have to cut anything, it was hard to believe such a thick tightly woven mat could be detangled, but it happened. If i hadn't seen it with my own eyes i wouldn't have believed it.

    He has never gotten a mat since then, yet i can't say what it is that prevents the mats because i haven't been brushing him very often, yet magically, his fur stays pretty neat, and completely unmatted. I just don't know why. He's active, runs and plays every day, goes for walks through bushes and rolling in grass, fairly often gets sticks and leaves stuck in his ear fur, but he doesn't get mats. i don't know why. Other than a silkening spray, i have no ideas about what could help prevent matting.

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    for all your suggestions! I think the matting situation is based on the fur texture. The fur behind his ears and on his back leg feathers is very fluffy and cottony. It's very fine and if you brush/comb it, it will fluff up with static instantly. So i think this is why i have to comb out mats almost daily now.
    However I did try the 8in1 grooming spray and although i loved the smell, Riley took off running and hid under the table! I had to coax him out with treats and then he went around rubbing his ears on the furniture and carpet. He apparently HATES the smell.
    So, i guess i will go around trying different products with perhaps a lighter fragrance or no smell at all? Maybe that will keep Riley happy. Ahh what i will do for my doggie!
    Laura (Momma to Riley, 3 yr. old male)

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    I think the matting situation is based on the fur texture. The fur behind his ears and on his back leg feathers is very fluffy and cottony. It's very fine and if you brush/comb it, it will fluff up with static instantly. So i think this is why i have to comb out mats almost daily now
    i dont understand?? do you mean that because of the brushing its fluffing up and getting tangled?
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    Ally (Daschund - not with me)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LauraD
    However I did try the 8in1 grooming spray and although i loved the smell, Riley took off running and hid under the table! I had to coax him out with treats and then he went around rubbing his ears on the furniture and carpet. He apparently HATES the smell.
    So, i guess i will go around trying different products with perhaps a lighter fragrance or no smell at all? Maybe that will keep Riley happy. Ahh what i will do for my doggie!
    When I get out the Eight in One, Teddy and Joly rush into crates, thinking I can't get them. However, when sprayed, they quite like it and go round sniffing eachother.

    Crazy Dog apple is a different matter. ''Who's having smellies ?'' starts a queue, minus Joly, who thinks smellies are girlie.
    Barbara, Monty, Joly and Teddy.

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    Nisha - his fur is different behind the ears and on the back leg feathers. Even when i haven't brushed it yet it is fluffy and cottony in texture, not silky and smooth like the rest of his coat. The fluffy hair seems to hold more static in it and sort of winds up with itself rather easily. So when i brush it, it sticks up with static and really tries to sort of hold together making it really easy to form a mat. Add a little playing or scratching back there and the mat forms almost instantly. So i need a product that i can put on the hair that will prevent this from happening so quickly. Maybe coat that hair with something to prevent static and make the hair silky feeling. I hope that made sense and maybe answered your question.
    Barbara - Doggies are funny little things aren't they? At least they keep us entertained!
    Laura (Momma to Riley, 3 yr. old male)

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    yeah i understood..thanks!
    xXNishaXx
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    Ally (Daschund - not with me)

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