Best Grooming Tools for Corgis
Corgis are not very high maintenance when it comes to grooming, and it's easy to do it yourself at home with the right tools. I've tried all sorts of tools and products over the last 7 years and these are my absolute favorites.
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Chris Christensen 27mm Oval Pin Brush
I originally bought this brush after seeing many corgi breeders/handlers use it at dog shows. It gets all the loose hairs out while keeping the coat fluffy, clean and shiny.
Chris Christensen Poodle Style Coarse Butter Comb
Paw Pad Fur Trimmer
For years, I used tiny sewing scissors to trim the paw pad fur, which was such a struggle (and took forever). I now use this electric cordless paw pad trimmer once a week, and I can trim all 4 paws in a couple of minutes.
We grind our dogs' nails with a Dremel once a week with a 120-grit sanding band. We already had a regular multi-purpose Dremel, which works just fine for us, but if you don't already own one, I've included the link to the Cordless Pet Dremel which is smaller and much more convenient!
Chris Christensen White on White Shampoo
This is another product highly recommended by show breeders. It's great for getting any stains out and really brightens up the white parts of the fur. When using this, leave it on for at least 5 minutes before rinsing.
Isle of Dogs No. 20 Royal Jelly Shampoo
Another "holy grail" product in dog grooming - we've been using this volumizing shampoo for years and it always helps the fur look extra fluffy. We give a bath about once every 6-8 weeks.
Isle of Dogs No. 50 Light Conditioner
This is a fantastic conditioner that not only smells great, but also keeps the coat soft and fluffy. We leave it on for about 5 minutes before rinsing.
Isle of Dogs Lush Coating Conditioner
This is a more affordable (but still very effective) alternative to the No. 50 Conditioner.
Flying Pig High Velocity Dryer
This pet dryer is AWESOME. Although it does have a heat option, we don't need it at all. It literally blows away all the water from the coat and fully dries a plush coat quickly. It also blows out all the loose undercoat and helps to minimize shedding.
Just FYI – you really shouldn't be using a human hair dryer on a double-coated breed. Human hair dryers primarily rely on heat to dry the hair and it doesn't have enough power to thoroughly dry the thick undercoat.
What age did you begin using the forced air dryer? Do you have any tips for getting a pet acclimated to it? I have tried treats and using it at the lowest setting – but I also have a puppy so maybe she’s just too young yet? First time corgi parent!