Before you brush your Wheaten, teach him to lie quietly on his side, either on the floor, a grooming table, or even a bed. This is the easiest way to get to all those hard-to-reach places, such as the underarms, chest, and loins. When your dog rests on his side while you brush, it will become a special moment for both of you, peaceful and relaxing. It is also a very good way for him to learn who’s boss.
The Right Tools
You will need a metal comb with medium and fine teeth and either a slicker or pin brush. You may want to use a conditioning spray, anti-static spray, water with a small amount of conditioner mixed in or plain water sprayed in a fine mist. Spritz the dog lightly with one of these before you start. Read more on The Right Tools for the Job.