Abandoned Dog Rescued From Suitcase Tossed In Snowy Park

Two joggers came across an unusual object when they were on a trail at Etobicoke Park in Toronto, Canada. They saw a suitcase on a less busy area of the trail, and approached it curiously. As they got closer, the suitcase began to move and they could hear an animal inside. At first, they thought there was a wild animal trapped in it, but when they unzipped the suitcase slightly, a small dog’s nose popped out!

Toronto Animal Services came to the rescue as soon as possible. Based on some footprints, it seemed like after the dog had been zipped inside the suitcase, she had been thrown down a hill. The horrible person responsible had just left her that way. Animal services had no idea who had done this to the poor little dog, but now she was in good hands.

Image: @blackdogrescue/Facebook

Time to Recover

Animal services decided to name the dog Casey. She appears to be a Jack Russell Terrier mix, and she is between 5 and 7 years old. She also looks like she had given birth to a litter of puppies at some point, but she didn’t have a collar or microchip.

Black Dog Rescue has been posting updates about Casey on their Facebook page. So far, she seems to be perfectly healthy after all she went through. She didn’t show any signs of neglect or abuse. However, if the weather had been any colder outside or if she hadn’t been found right away, she would have froze to death.

Image: @blackdogrescue/Facebook

Casey needs to be held at Toronto Animal Services for at least 5 business days. Once she’s ready, she will be available for adoption. Luckily, it seems like she’ll have no problem finding a forever family. 

“There is lots of interest in her so she won’t have a hard time finding a new home and getting a second chance. She did come to the right place,” said Wendy Burant with Toronto Animal Services.

Casey is a very timid pup at first, but she has warmed up to the staff since she arrived. She’s very food-motivated, so she’s extra friendly when treats are involved. Overall, she’s a happy dog that hides her heartbreaking past well.

Finding the Person Responsible

Even though Casey is happy and healthy, there are still a lot of unanswered questions. They still have no idea who did this to her, but the police are currently investigating the situation.

Image: @torontoanimalservices/Facebook

They are looking into this event very closely, but they don’t have a lot to go off of at the moment. If the person responsible is found, they could face a fine of at least $130,000 and possible jail time. So, if you know anything about this situation, please contact Toronto Crime Stoppers

If you are unable to care for your dog, that’s not an excuse to abandon them inside a cold suitcase. Animal rescues always want what’s best for dogs, so they are there to take in dogs in need. Hopefully more people will use animal services as a resource instead of abandoning their dog like Casey. Anyone who abandons a dog in this way should be punished for their actions.

H/T: toronto.ctvnews.ca
Featured Image: @blackdogrescue/Facebook

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Camera Catches Woman’s Heartwarming Gesture Toward Shivering Stray Dog

Some of the most loving gestures are those that occur when nobody is watching. That’s exactly what happened when a café customer stumbled upon a stray dog in need and had no idea that anyone would see what she did next.

It was a cold and rainy day in Zonguldak, Turkey when a café customer finished her coffee and set out to start her day. As she exited the cafe, she noticed a stray dog curled up on the front steps, seeking some sort of refuge from the frigid rain. The poor pup was noticeably shivering and curled up in a tight ball in effort to stay warm.

dog scarf
VideoScreenshot/Youtube

The café customer stood there for a few seconds, likely contemplating how she could brighten this furry friend’s day and offer some comfort. It was then that she removed the scarf from around her neck and placed it upon the quivering pup.

At that moment her comfort took a back seat to the overwhelming urge she felt to help a fur baby in need. As the woman walked away, the pup nuzzled into his makeshift blanket, likely feeling thankful for her kind gesture.

dog scarf
VideoScreenshot/Youtube

Though the heartwarming moment only lasted a few seconds, it wasn’t long before the footage of this interaction went viral. Everyone was blown away by this incredible act of kindness and wanted to acknowledge the woman behind the loving offer.

dog scarf
VideoScreenshot/Youtube

Soon this video made headlines around the country and made it possible for the selfless woman to be identified. Someone who watched the video realized that this wasn’t an unknown woman, but that this was the action of her animal loving friend – Duygu Elma.

dog scarf
DuyguElma/Facebook

Elma had no idea that her simple gesture would result in so much praise from dog lovers around the world. With no other option available to help the stray pup in that moment, she said it just seemed like the right thing to do.

“I couldn’t imagine that my actions would receive this attention. I’m very surprised about it. The weather was so cold. I just couldn’t take it when I saw him shivering.” – Duygu Elma

Though Elma has not seen the stray dog since their short moment together, she hopes other people will be inspired to help  animals in need when they have the opportunity. We are so happy to know that kind souls like her exist!

H/T: countrymusicfamily.com
Image Source: Youtube Video

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Do The Work To Keep Your Dog Comfortable During New Experiences

In November, I went to a seminar about dog behavior and training and, for the first time in my life, brought a dog so I could participate in a “working dog” spot (take a turn having the instructor teach us something). The experience entailed two full days in the car and five nights in a hotel. 

I have previously taken 4-year-old Woody for long road trips, camping trips, and to stay at friends’ houses. But he’s never stayed at a hotel before, and it presented him with a few new experiences. By and large, he was terrific: He was never tempted to pee on anything, he didn’t chew anything up or eat out of the trash, and he was happy to meet people who greeted him and calm about walking past people who didn’t. The most challenging thing for him at the hotel was hearing people walk down the hall past our room at night and not growling or barking; he seemed to be anxious about the strangers he could hear and smell but not see.  

To make sure my large, block-headed dog felt as relaxed and happy as possible about the whole experience – so that he looked obviously friendly – I had a treat pouch with me at all times, so I could mark and reinforce all of his good behavior. I also looked for spots in the hotel where we could get a little distance from the things that made him nervous and deliver enough treats to help change how he regarded the stimuli. At one point, for example, I wedged our hotel room door open, so he could see people walk by the open door; every time we heard a person coming or saw people walk by, I started delivering treats; when the people were out of view (or earshot), the treats stopped. After only a few passersby, he was looking to me eagerly when he heard or saw someone.

Anyway, I was thinking about the work I did with Woody when I was recently at an airport for holiday travel. I stepped out of a long line for coffee because I was actually afraid of a dog who was accompanying a man in line in front of me – a big, muscular, intact male dog with “fighting cropped” ears and wearing a choke chain. The dog looked uneasy and overstimulated (tightly tucked tail, panting, ears pinned back) and his owner was not only oblivious to the dog’s discomfort, he also was completely distracted with his coffee order and seemed unconcerned about the apprehensive looks that people near him were casting at him and his anxious dog. In my opinion, subjecting an unhabituated dog to such stress is not fair to your fellow travellers – and certainly not fair to the dog.

It’s a lot of work to habituate your dog to new experiences, but it is a critical responsibility if you are going to subject other people to them; no one should have to be afraid of your dog in public. 

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Do The Work To Keep Your Dog Comfortable During New Experiences

In November, I went to a seminar about dog behavior and training and, for the first time in my life, brought a dog so I could participate in a “working dog” spot (take a turn having the instructor teach us something). The experience entailed two full days in the car and five nights in a hotel. 

I have previously taken 4-year-old Woody for long road trips, camping trips, and to stay at friends’ houses. But he’s never stayed at a hotel before, and it presented him with a few new experiences. By and large, he was terrific: He was never tempted to pee on anything, he didn’t chew anything up or eat out of the trash, and he was happy to meet people who greeted him and calm about walking past people who didn’t. The most challenging thing for him at the hotel was hearing people walk down the hall past our room at night and not growling or barking; he seemed to be anxious about the strangers he could hear and smell but not see.  

To make sure my large, block-headed dog felt as relaxed and happy as possible about the whole experience – so that he looked obviously friendly – I had a treat pouch with me at all times, so I could mark and reinforce all of his good behavior. I also looked for spots in the hotel where we could get a little distance from the things that made him nervous and deliver enough treats to help change how he regarded the stimuli. At one point, for example, I wedged our hotel room door open, so he could see people walk by the open door; every time we heard a person coming or saw people walk by, I started delivering treats; when the people were out of view (or earshot), the treats stopped. After only a few passersby, he was looking to me eagerly when he heard or saw someone.

Anyway, I was thinking about the work I did with Woody when I was recently at an airport for holiday travel. I stepped out of a long line for coffee because I was actually afraid of a dog who was accompanying a man in line in front of me – a big, muscular, intact male dog with “fighting cropped” ears and wearing a choke chain. The dog looked uneasy and overstimulated (tightly tucked tail, panting, ears pinned back) and his owner was not only oblivious to the dog’s discomfort, he also was completely distracted with his coffee order and seemed unconcerned about the apprehensive looks that people near him were casting at him and his anxious dog. In my opinion, subjecting an unhabituated dog to such stress is not fair to your fellow travellers – and certainly not fair to the dog.

It’s a lot of work to habituate your dog to new experiences, but it is a critical responsibility if you are going to subject other people to them; no one should have to be afraid of your dog in public. 

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Celebrities Answer Ellen DeGeneres’ Call To Adopt – But Not Everyone Is Happy About It

Ellen Degeneres recently took to Instagram to make a plea to dog lovers everywhere. A litter of puppies and both of the parents were in desperate need of funds for their care and finding families of their own. So far, celebs like Chrissy Teigen and Kris Jenner have adopted puppies from the litter, but more are still available. 

Image The Ellen Show/Instagram

Ellen and Wife Portia Bring Mrs. Wallis Browning Home

Ellen announced on her show that she had some very exciting news to share. She and wife Portia had rescued a puppy from Wagmor, a rescue group. Wally (for short) brings the couple’s dog count to four. They already have three other dogs, Wolf, Augie, and Kid. The adoption took place a few months back and by all accounts, Wally is settling in nicely with the family. When Ellen was made aware that the group had taken in an entire family of Standard Poodles, she did what she does best. She used her platform to help out!

Image Wagmor Pets/Instagram

Ellen Makes a Plea to Instagram Followers

Wagmor reported to People that the exposure from the Ellen show led to the family of puppies and their parents being surrendered to the rescue. A Wagmore representative told People,

“Since the Ellen show exposure, we’ve gotten more surrenders than ever before. A week and a half ago, people in need got in touch with me looking for help. They were getting evicted from their place and had a family of standard poodles: two, two-year olds (male and female) along with eight, ten week old puppies that needed a home as soon as possible,” the representative said. “All of the dogs came into my care the very next day. The dogs were filthy but all of them had a clean bill of health.”

This week Ellen re-posted a photo of what she called Wally’s family. A litter of puppies and the mom and dad dog were pictured with a message from the rescue group, Wagmor. It said:

“Dire situation. 10 dogs need help now! 8 puppies plus mom and dad. None have any vetting. We need to raise $$ to cover costs. Please if you can send even $5 it will help! Venmo is wagmorpets dogs and puppies will be available soon. But right now we need to make sure they are safe and healthy.”

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, Kris Jenner Adopt Puppies from the Litter

It didn’t take long for word to reach members of Ellen’s celebrity circle. First Chrissy Teigen and John Legend opened their homes and hearts, adopting one of the puppies. They named him Petey and told their Instagram followers, “this little guy grabbed our heart first and will hold onto it forever!”

The next celeb to spring into action was Kris Jenner. Earlier this week she brought home a female from the litter and named her Bridgette. She shared the good news on Instagram as did the rescue group, Wagmor. Both posts have since been removed after backlash from commenters on social media.

Image The Ellen Show/Instagram

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

As they say, no good deed goes unpunished. This is especially true for celebrities. Commenters on the Wagmor post expressed their displeasure that celebrities appeared to be given priority treatment in adopting the puppies from the litter. “So are these dogs only going to be available for celebrities?” one user commented on Wagmor’s deleted post about Bridgette’s adoption. “Seems as if only the rich and famous get the A Class dogs,” another commenter wrote on a photo of Petey.

Of course, there is no public evidence pointing to preferential treatment. Two puppies have been adopted and yes, they were adopted by famous people. By our count, that means there are still 6 puppies available and 2 adult dogs that are ready to go home! And, for the record, we believe ALL dogs are A Class, not just pure breeds.

If you are interested in bringing any of the available puppies or the adult parent dogs home, contact the Wagmor Luxury Pet Hotel & Spa.

H/T People.com 
Featured Image Wagmor Pets/Instagram

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Dog Rescued From Pond After Driving Car Into Water

Sometimes you have to make a big mistake for an important lesson to really sink in. Hopefully that’s how the owner of a runaway vehicle in China feels now. He made the mistake of leaving his dog in the car (albeit momentarily) with the engine running, and the results were… well, pretty much what you’re expecting.

At around 5:40 pm on December 10th, a local shopkeeper momentarily parked his car in front of a pond in Xinguang Village, Jinhua, Zhejiang Province. The [human] driver planned to quickly run his errand and return to the car, so he figured it was probably okay to leave the engine running and the trunk open. He really underestimated his dog. The dog somehow knocked the gearshift into drive, he said.

“I was preparing to leave but realized I had left my wallet and a box of products behind. I opened my boot so I could load the goods when I came back. While I was walking back, my dog saw me and jumped up because it was very exciting. It somehow shifted my car into gear and drove it into the pond.”

Screenshot, @CGTN/YouTube

Was it on purpose? Was it a consequence of excitement? Unfortunately we’ll never know. What we do know is this: The dog is just fine. His person probably (or at least hopefully) learned never to trust him with a running engine again.

“After the car was driven into the pond, nearby villagers helped save my dog. I’m very grateful to them.”

In the video, the dog’s person doesn’t even look that mad, more just helpless and amused. We can’t really see the dog’s face, but my guess is unaware wagging tail and panting tongue.

Screenshot, @CGTN/YouTube

Here’s the video in full for your viewing pleasure:

Hopefully the driver’s premiums weren’t too affected by his excited doggie passenger’s oopsie.

The funniest part about this to me is that this is not the first story I’ve written about a dog behind the wheel. Recently a pup in Florida accidentally drove a car in circles for hours in its residential neighborhood (that dog was fine too.)

I wonder how many more of these incidents it’s going to take for people to stop leaving their pups inside the car! As we can see, they’re not really the world’s best drivers. But they’ll always make great passengers and road trip buddies!

H/T: Cesars Way

Featured Image: Screenshot, @CGTN/YouTube

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GIVEAWAY TIME! Win A ‘Hiking With Dogs’ Prize Package!

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The winner will be announced 1/17/2020 so get your entries in TODAY!

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Do The Work To Keep Your Dog Comfortable During New Experiences

In November, I went to a seminar about dog behavior and training and, for the first time in my life, brought a dog so I could participate in a “working dog” spot (take a turn having the instructor teach us something). The experience entailed two full days in the car and five nights in a hotel. 

I have previously taken 4-year-old Woody for long road trips, camping trips, and to stay at friends’ houses. But he’s never stayed at a hotel before, and it presented him with a few new experiences. By and large, he was terrific: He was never tempted to pee on anything, he didn’t chew anything up or eat out of the trash, and he was happy to meet people who greeted him and calm about walking past people who didn’t. The most challenging thing for him at the hotel was hearing people walk down the hall past our room at night and not growling or barking; he seemed to be anxious about the strangers he could hear and smell but not see.  

To make sure my large, block-headed dog felt as relaxed and happy as possible about the whole experience – so that he looked obviously friendly – I had a treat pouch with me at all times, so I could mark and reinforce all of his good behavior. I also looked for spots in the hotel where we could get a little distance from the things that made him nervous and deliver enough treats to help change how he regarded the stimuli. At one point, for example, I wedged our hotel room door open, so he could see people walk by the open door; every time we heard a person coming or saw people walk by, I started delivering treats; when the people were out of view (or earshot), the treats stopped. After only a few passersby, he was looking to me eagerly when he heard or saw someone.

Anyway, I was thinking about the work I did with Woody when I was recently at an airport for holiday travel. I stepped out of a long line for coffee because I was actually afraid of a dog who was accompanying a man in line in front of me – a big, muscular, intact male dog with “fighting cropped” ears and wearing a choke chain. The dog looked uneasy and overstimulated (tightly tucked tail, panting, ears pinned back) and his owner was not only oblivious to the dog’s discomfort, he also was completely distracted with his coffee order and seemed unconcerned about the apprehensive looks that people near him were casting at him and his anxious dog. In my opinion, subjecting an unhabituated dog to such stress is not fair to your fellow travellers – and certainly not fair to the dog.

It’s a lot of work to habituate your dog to new experiences, but it is a critical responsibility if you are going to subject other people to them; no one should have to be afraid of your dog in public. 

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Do The Work To Keep Your Dog Comfortable During New Experiences

In November, I went to a seminar about dog behavior and training and, for the first time in my life, brought a dog so I could participate in a “working dog” spot (take a turn having the instructor teach us something). The experience entailed two full days in the car and five nights in a hotel. 

I have previously taken 4-year-old Woody for long road trips, camping trips, and to stay at friends’ houses. But he’s never stayed at a hotel before, and it presented him with a few new experiences. By and large, he was terrific: He was never tempted to pee on anything, he didn’t chew anything up or eat out of the trash, and he was happy to meet people who greeted him and calm about walking past people who didn’t. The most challenging thing for him at the hotel was hearing people walk down the hall past our room at night and not growling or barking; he seemed to be anxious about the strangers he could hear and smell but not see.  

To make sure my large, block-headed dog felt as relaxed and happy as possible about the whole experience – so that he looked obviously friendly – I had a treat pouch with me at all times, so I could mark and reinforce all of his good behavior. I also looked for spots in the hotel where we could get a little distance from the things that made him nervous and deliver enough treats to help change how he regarded the stimuli. At one point, for example, I wedged our hotel room door open, so he could see people walk by the open door; every time we heard a person coming or saw people walk by, I started delivering treats; when the people were out of view (or earshot), the treats stopped. After only a few passersby, he was looking to me eagerly when he heard or saw someone.

Anyway, I was thinking about the work I did with Woody when I was recently at an airport for holiday travel. I stepped out of a long line for coffee because I was actually afraid of a dog who was accompanying a man in line in front of me – a big, muscular, intact male dog with “fighting cropped” ears and wearing a choke chain. The dog looked uneasy and overstimulated (tightly tucked tail, panting, ears pinned back) and his owner was not only oblivious to the dog’s discomfort, he also was completely distracted with his coffee order and seemed unconcerned about the apprehensive looks that people near him were casting at him and his anxious dog. In my opinion, subjecting an unhabituated dog to such stress is not fair to your fellow travellers – and certainly not fair to the dog.

It’s a lot of work to habituate your dog to new experiences, but it is a critical responsibility if you are going to subject other people to them; no one should have to be afraid of your dog in public. 

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Best Brush for Corgi: Here is How to Buy the Best Product in 2020

Corgis are the most interesting pets that you can ever have in your home; they’re adored because of how cute, smart and compact they’re. When you choose to have one, you can pick either a Cardigan Welsh Corgi or Pembroke Welsh Corgi because we only have two breeds. Irrespective of the breed or how sweet corgis are, they’re known for frequent shedding. Because of shedding a lot, brushing your corgi is the essential task you have to do regularly. There have been several questions regarding which is the best brush for corgi. Well, this depends on what your pet needs, as we will later find out in the article. We’ve put together a list of brushes that can handle the heavy shedding of your double-coated Corgi and help you keep all that hair under control.

Issues of shedding is what has made some people have second thoughts when it comes to having a corgi as a pet. But that shouldn’t be the case, because the truth is, shedding is a natural process, and all we have to do as pet owners is to figure out how best we can manage the whole thing. It’s good to remove the hair before they start falling off on the surfaces all over the house. This can be unsightly, and also requires a lot of efforts to clean.

Causes of Corgi Shedding

Pembroke Welsh Corgi on carpet

The best hack to animal life is understanding the needs of your pet. With corgi, this first step will help you handle shedding. It’s also equally important to understand the reasons behind corgi shedding. These are the three main causes:

Their Double coat

All breeds of corgis, be it cardigan Welsh or Pembroke normally have double coats. The undercoat is softer, with the latter being a bit coarse. Corgis’ nature allows them to spend most of their time outside, where they encounter harsh conditions. So it’s the double coat that keeps them protected. With twice the volumes of fur of a regular dog, corgis will absolutely shed a lot. 

Seasonal Change

The fact that these layers are there to protect these animals also mean that they have to adapt to the weather. As the weather gets warmer, they shed some good amount of fur to do way with any form of insulation. With that being said, you’ll experience minimal shedding when it’s winter, because they need all the layers to keep them warm.

Malnutrition

Sadly, the shedding might be due to malnutrition or even stress. So, as you watch the kind of food you eat, you should do so with the corgi as well. Before introducing your puppy to any food, it’s important to consult your vet, to know if it could be good for them. When recommended, you can make everything simpler by preparing food for the both of you, if and only if it’s good for little one.

The Best Brush for Corgi Reviews

1. The Best Slicker Brush for Corgi overall


Hertzko Self Cleaning Slicker Brush
Via Amazon.com

Hertzko Self Cleaning Slicker Brush

This brush is definitely a-must-have for every corgi owner out there. And here’s why: Corgis have a double coat, which consists of a thick fluffy undercoat and a harsher outer coat. Because corgis have a double coat, you have to have a slicker brush as a basic item. With this brush, you can brush your corgi regularly without worrying about scraping his skin. This is because it’s designed with a perfect finish and is, therefore, not sharp. It not only helps remove loose hair, but also remove knots, dirt, dander and tangles at the same time.

Key Features

  • It has an ergonomic handle.
  • The construction features retracting bristles making it easier to clean.
  • Has a metal bristle which facilitates detangling.

If you need a quality slicker brush for corgi that comes in the right sizes, look no further. Some of the brushes we see on the shelves may not give you an easy time when grooming your pet. But with this dog brush, I bet you’ll be looking forward to doing it over and over again.

It accomplishes quite a number of tasks in just a single brush on the corgi’s fur. Hertzo has invested in a technology which makes it possible for it to detangle, eliminate dirt, knots and of course remove loose fur. In a nutshell, investing in this product will have you saving a lot of time and dimes too.

Another plus for this item is that the materials used in making it are durable and environment-friendly. This means that it’s not only good for your credit card, but also Mother Nature.

Things We Liked
  • Ideal for detangling.
  • Guaranteed value for money.
  • Made of environment-friendly materials.
  • The retracting bristles exposes the hair, making cleaning effortless.
  • Perfect grip on the handle.
Things We Didn’t Like
  • Only ideal for short-haired corgis.
  • Shorter bristles making it unable to brush through to the bottom coat.

2. The Best Dog Comb for Corgi


LilPals Double-Sided Dog Comb
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LilPals Double-Sided Dog Comb

Instead of buying different combs for every level of grooming, you can opt for buying that which has a number of sides. Before you start worrying about where to find such, we already found it for you. This Li’l Pals comb is double-sided, thereby helping you handle varying situations with one tool. To handle matted and tangled fur, use the side with medium to wide spaced teeth regularly for your corgi. Once the coat is smoother, you can use the latter in order to reach the coat underneath with a lot of ease. This ensures that your pet remains comfortable during the entire time.

Key features

  • Made of stainless steel.
  • Has two sides spaced differently.
  • Long teeth to reach the undercoat.
  • Short teeth for collecting loose fur.
  • Handle designed for comfortable grip.

Grooming a relatively smaller dog can be challenging because most of the tools available are made with bigger ones in mind. This is where this comb for corgi comes in. It does a great job even on the fur on delicate areas, for example those found around the mouth, ears and eyes. The shorter teeth help in removing unwanted objects that may have found their way to your pet’s coat.

So, in case you’re suspecting that your little corgi is infected with fleas, you don’t have to see a vet for this. Invest in this handy tool and you’ll be all good. It works best for puppies too, with no second thoughts of them being hurt. Yes, that’s how gentle this Li’l Pal product is.  When you think you have heard it all one, then this brush hits you with another awesomeness.

As a regular hair care routine, it’s highly recommended to massage the skin once in a while, and the same applies to pets. The only question is how? Now, let me tell you how this brush will help you. As you gently brush through the fur, the teeth massages the skin, which in turn stimulates the release and even distribution of natural oils.

The massage could be one of the reasons why your little friends do find themselves dozing off during the entire process. It’s a good feeling session for them too, that I can guarantee you.  At the end, you’ll have a pet with a healthy and good looking coat, without necessarily having to spend on other fur products.

The problem with mats and tangles is that when not properly handled, they will keep on re-appearing. This will have you brushing the fur almost daily to retain a well groomed puppy. However, all of that will have to be in the past because this comb removes all of these and prevents them from forming all at the same time. So, you’ll definitely have an easy time when you schedule your next session, probably a week later.

When using this item, brush it in the direction in which the hair grows, from the head, all the way to the tail and finally finish up with the legs. However, you can brush in the opposite direction if you prefer to have the coats fluffy after you’re done with grooming

Things We Liked
  • Double-sided for enhanced effectiveness.
  • Can be used by anyone.
  • The brush is safe for your pet.
  • Suitable for everyday use.
  • It’s affordable.
  • Friendly for even smaller corgis.
  • Effectively eliminates mats and tangles.
  • Good for massaging corgi’s skin.
Things We Didn’t Like
  • Not effective for bigger corgis.
  • Only available in smaller sizes.

3. The Best Dog Undercoat Rake for Corgi


Pet Grooming Tool - 2 Sided Undercoat Rake for Dogs - Safe Dematting Comb for Easy Mats & Tangles Removing
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Pet Grooming Tool – 2 Sided Undercoat Rake for Dogs – Safe Dematting Comb for Easy Mats & Tangles Removing

Corgi’s natural hair growth cycle adapts to various seasons. During the winter, the inner coat serves a very important role since it’s insulated and water resistant. These two characteristics of the coat protect the dog from excessive cold. Therefore, the inner coat will be more developed than the outer coat during the cold months. Corgis will still shed, even when the temperatures are lower, the only difference being in the volumes of fur. Being that you still need to groom them, all you need is this undercoat rake to handle the thick undercoat. No regular brush can do this the right way.

Key features

  • A dual head.
  • Non-slip rubber handle.
  • Made of stainless steel.

It’s made with pet-friendly materials, so you don’t have to worry about harming their skin. It has a rubber handle that eliminates slipping, which usually results to fatigue when grooming. The double head is made of durable stainless steel. Apart from this making the tool easier to clean, it makes it safer to use because there will be no chances of rusting.

For effectiveness, it’s recommended to move this tool in the direction in which the hair grows. This undercoat rake for corgi is designed with double sides, each comprising of teeth spaced differently and of different sizes. Always start with the side which has the fewer teeth to detangle the fur in order to effortlessly reach the undercoat when deshedding.

Once you do it right, there’ll be minimal flying hair caused by nasty shedding. Many users have admitted how much their pets love this tool. I’m one of those people who usually have hard times introducing new grooming tools to my pets. This is because some of those items we have on the markets aren’t as gentle as they look. You might end up scratching their skin, making your pet uncomfortable.

This is also one of the versatile grooming tools, which does more than one task. With this at hand, you don’t have to purchase different tools for deshedding and another one for detangling. We all know how this goes; you get to have more time to run other errands and even cash to facilitate the same!

Having the interest of the user at heart, the manufacturer offers refunds for every product purchased which doesn’t function as expected. So, ensure that you only buy from trusted suppliers, because that’s the only way you’re guaranteed of value for money. In case of any inquiries or malfunction, contact them for a way forward.

Things We Liked
  • Has rounded ends which are safe for the corgi.
  • Double-sided for different textures and tangles.
  • It saves time by making grooming faster and effective.
  • Ideal for corgis of different sizes.
  • Can also be used on cats.
  • Made with a durable stainless steel.
  • It’s easy to clean.
Things We Didn’t Like
  • It’s not wide enough.

4. The Best  Deshedding Tool for Corgi


Furminator Undercoat Deshedding Tool for Dogs
Via Amazon.com

Furminator Undercoat Deshedding Tool for Dogs

During summer seasons, corgis tend to shed a lot and using a single slicker cannot handle the shedding completely. This could be why you still come across fur all-over your home even after you have brushed your corgi. To effectively hack this situation, you should use this FURminator Deshedding Tool. Once you have invested on this tool, you don’t have to see any professional to be able to groom your corgi as required. You can easily do it from home, thereby helping you save some money.

Key Features

  • Has a button that helps release the hair which has been gathered.
  • It’s fitted with a curved edge to effortlessly move through the corgi.
  • It has an ergonomic handle and a metal blade.
  • Its construction makes it possible to comb the topcoat, through to the undercoat.

If you have tried other grooming tools and failed, don’t give up just yet. All you need is this FURminator Deshedding tool for corgi and your pet’s life will never be the same again. When you use this product as per the manufacturer’s instructions, the topcoat will remain untouched with minimal or no damage on your pet’s skin.

This is all thanks to its unique design. All it does is get rid of the loose fur on the undercoat and any other dirt or debris which might damage the corgi’s skin once they accumulate there over time. Whatever this product does cannot be matched with regular combs or brushes. For effective deshedding, it’s advisable to always use this tool weekly.

At the same time, you still have to do the other grooming tasks, because deshedding isn’t all. In addition to that, remember to brush the fur daily to keep it smooth and bathe your friend at least once a month for the coats to stay clean and smelling fresh. Above all, ensure you use products from trusted brands, the same way you do with your own hair.

One of the things I love about this tool is how versatile it is.  Its use isn’t limited to strictly corgis. If you have other pets like cats, there’s no need of spending additional money buying different tools for grooming them. With how tough times can be, this is just one of the greatest ways to save money that you can spend on something else.

Things We Liked
  • The curved edge makes it easy to operate.
  • It’s friendly to the corgi.
  • Cleaning it requires less effort.
  • Comes in a number of sizes.
  • Has styles suitable for either long or short hair.
  • A comfortable handle making grooming easy.
  • Can be used on other pets as well.
Things We Didn’t Like
  • Doesn’t detangle the hair.
  • Quality isn’t guaranteed due to
    presence of counterfeits on the shelves.

FAQs Regarding Corgi Brushing

Corgi on rail

How Much do Corgis Shed?

The volumes of fur you have at the end of the grooming process varies from one corgi to another. It depends on how regularly you brush him and also on the season. If you don’t groom a corgi more often, you’re likely to have them shedding a lot. This also happens when the temperatures are a bit higher because they’ll be shedding off the layers of insulation formed during winter.

Therefore, when the fur keeps on falling off in huge loads when brushing, don’t panic. All you have to do is be gentle with your strokes and also use a safe tool, that’s all.  A friend of mine had to stop grooming her corgi, thinking that all the hair would disappear by the time she was done with the combing! I mean, no one wants to end up with a ‘bald’ dog, right?

As hilarious as it may sound, I know this is something that most corgi owners go through, especially if it’s their first time grooming.  Apart from grooming, you might also find out by monitoring the volumes of fur that you have to vacuum off the floor or seats. At the same time, they may continue leaving the fur around the home, no matter how much you try to brush them off.

Do Corgis Shed A Lot?

The answer is definitely a YES. I’ve never come across anybody who owns a non-shedding corgi, because I don’t think there’s any. Sometimes what happens is we all get used to them and understand whatever happens at any particular time. Once you’re well equipped, you’ll never get any worries about your pet. As we had mentioned earlier, Corgis are the number one dog breeds known for shedding, irrespective of the type you have at home.  

The frequency in which they shed varies from the experiences of many owners. But in general, corgis tend to shed twice a year. This is the time they’ll be leaving trails of hair everywhere they go. Having in mind that shedding is a natural process, which we absolutely have no control over; the counter-action here is to know how to deal with it.

Important Take Notes

Cardigan Welsh Corgi on Autumn leaves

After carefully going through the list, I now believe that you’re in a better position to choose the best brush for corgi. However, that’s not enough because you still have to take certain precautions to keep yourself safe the whole time.  Enough said, here are some of the things to put in place when deshedding a corgi:

Keep your clothes protected

To be safe, don’t wear your favourite clothes when you have a deshedding lined up. Unlike other types of hair, dog furs aren’t easy to remove once they cling onto the fabric. Alternatively, you can opt to cover up with disposable linen, to avoid being compelled to clean the mess afterwards.

Stay away from surfaces that can be easily contaminated

This is why it’s always a good idea to do the whole thing outside. Deshedding in the house might get messy when you have dog hair all over the place. Trust me; fur is the last thing you want to see in every corner of the house.

Conclusion

As we have seen, some of these brushes are good for specific grooming tasks, while others can do more than just one. So it’s also good to understand the needs of your pet’s coats in order to know which item would work best for optimal results. I recommend FURminator Undercoat Tool for Deshedding Dogs because it brings more than just one use to you and corgi’s life. But if they’re a bit smaller, go for the Li’l Pals 2-in-1 Dog Comb because of how gentle it is.

If you love your corgi, you won’t just give them away because of the whole shedding thing. They’re amazing little creatures who light up many homes. It’s good to know that in addition to the combing and brushing, it’s incredible what a single bath can do to minimize shedding. There are a number of cleaning products that you can choose from. Just find out that which is good for your corgi and let everything else fall into place.

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