If many dog owners would brush their dog’s hair a little each day, they might not need to have their pet groomed as often. Matted, disheveled fur gives the impression the dog needs a professional touch-up job, but really all it needs is a good bath and some daily attention with a brush. Brushes come in many types, all with specific uses. They include slicker brushes, which remove loose fur and help detangle; pin brushes, which have longer pins tipped with plastic or rubber and are made for longer coat types; bristle brushes, which are great for dogs with shorter coats; and shedding blades, which aren’t really brushes but horseshoe-shaped combs with small teeth designed to remove fur. You can also use some specialized brushes for a combination of these purposes.