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A Good Combing- Sepia Saturday #20

dogs, designer dogs, yorkipoo, yorkie poo, sepia photography, dog grooming, comb


I still haven’t had time to get Sadie to her groomer yet, so she has been seeing a lot of her comb recently. Just like with human hair, the longer her hair gets, the more knotted it becomes. And long, furry ears are not a good mix with wet dog food. I must have brushed her at least ten times over the last few days to get all the food and knots out. But luckily Sadie has grown to tolerate and even sometimes enjoy getting combed.

Aside from the obvious benefit of looking neater and fluffier with every brush, combing or brushing your pet is a wonderful bonding exercise. It helps build trust and loyalty between human and canine. The repetitive act of combing can also be very relaxing and therapeutic for both parties, assuming your dog is in the mood to cooperate. And speaking of cooperation, grooming is one of those activities best undertaken after a long walk, when your dog has burned off his or her excess energy. If you brush a happy, exhausted dog and maybe give them a treat at the end, you can build a pleasant routine around the act of grooming.

Just yesterday I noticed Sadie had too much food stuck in her beard and needed to be combed. I got out her comb and sat down on the couch to check my phone before grooming her. But while I was on the phone, Sadie noticed her comb, jumped onto the couch and sat down in my lap, wagging her tail. I don’t know if her sticky beard was annoying her or if she just wanted the treat at the end, but either way it made me really happy that Sadie was actually excited for me to comb her.


This post is part of the Sepia Saturday blog hop hosted by Ruckus the Eskie and Earl’s World.




  1. I love that she jumped up – tail wagging – just waiting for it 🙂 That’s so cute, it really can be a nice bonding experience and I’m glad to know she enjoys it. My dog isn’t quite so happy when it comes to grooming – she doesn’t even like it when I remove burs. BUT we’re working on it with lots of treats and scratches in between.

  2. Hi Y’all!

    My Human still keeps a plastic human comb in my grooming box that she used to use on the Flatcoat retriever. My hair doesn’t knot or tangle. I do shed though. Sometimes she uses the comb on me when I’m shedding.

    Y’all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog
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