I have a question- when you go on vacation and board your dogs, do you request them to be brushed daily/every other day? We just got back from vacation and my parents watched Miles and Truman for a week. While their ears were brushed, Truman's chest hair became quite matted - they must not have brushed him thoroughly enough. I can't complain, since it didn't cost me anything ...but...assuming we board them at a doggy daycare next time, is it reasonable to ask for them to be thoroughly brushed every other day? It was a nightmare getting those mats out. His hair is so long and I couldn't even see where I was brushing. For those of you who don't clip your Cavaliers short, what do you do???
Also - any good tricks to getting mats out? Normally they don't get mats, but Truman sometimes gets little ones by his underarms...