Brushing your dog's tangled hair can be quite frustrating for both you and your dog. If your dog has wiry fur it is probably tangled quite often. If you're dealing with a dog who has long fur and hasn't been groomed on a regular basis, these tangles can be quite painful, pulling the fur from his skin and causing sensitivity and discomfort.
When you are ready to tackle these tangles in your dog's fur, be sure you have all the right tools on hand and lots of rewards to prepare your dog and make it as quick and easy as possible. There are lots of tools you can use to eliminate tangles and prevent future tangles from occurring. Some of these tools might include a slicker brush or a FURminator, which are made specifically to detangle and help de-shed. Eliminating your dog’s heavy undercoat and excess fur will also improve his coat, keeping tangles at bay.
If your dog has tangled fur, he might be a bit nervous to have you brush him in those areas. Large mats are heavy and pull on small sections of your dog's skin. The skin around tangles and knots can be sensitive from the weight of the knot. Just be gentle and take your strokes slow as you're working the tangles out, so you're not pulling and tugging at his skin.
Your pup may have long and luscious locks, but Rapunzel he is not. Care for the tangles in his fur with daily brushing and the right grooming tools. Even if his fur is shorter, rid him of those tangles, which cause heavy mats and discomfort.