Tip of the day: How to brush your pet effectively
Start brushing from the top and work your way down. Comb thoroughly after brushing to detect any matting or tangles you may have missed with your brush. A steel tooth comb is the industry standard. Use the fine tooth side for small matts, and the wider toothed side for longer fur. Do not rip out matts, as this can be painful to your pet. Work matts out with a brush and then comb out the residual matted fur that the brush didnt pull out.
Common areas that get missed are the armpit and chest area as well as the inner legs and knee area. Also pay close attention to feet which get tangled easily, especially after a fun day playing in the puddles outside!
For long haired breads avoid contact with water if possible. This may cause matting which can lead to bacterial skin infections and other health hazards. If your dog gets wet try to dry your dog as best you can and then later once dry, brush all areas that got wet.