Rated 5 out of 5 by 2redPoodles I was wrong; I thought it wouldn't work.
I have two standard poodles in which I let their coats grow out in the winter time. Their hair gets matted very quickly unless brushed every day, especially if it is bitter cold out and I use a winter coat for long extended walks. I bought the JW Dematting Rake despite my first impression that it wouldn't work; the price was too low for a tool that would work and I couldn't find any good video reviews or written reviews that it would work on standard poodles.
I was wrong.
It works very well and the dogs like it compared to other brushes and dematting tools that I have used in the past. They try to nudge each other to be first to get brushed, instead of running away after two minutes of brushing.
I recommend this "rake" to anybody with a dog with long hair. The only tools that I need for brushing are the rake, a slicker or ball pin type brush and possibly some FURminator DeTangling Waterless Spray. The other tools I used in the past can now be donated to the animal shelter.
February 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quacker Must have
This is the best tool you can have if your dog tends to mat. My Pomeranian/poodle mix is always so soft and fluffy after using this rake.
April 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by PennyDood Great tool for shaggy dogs
We have a goldendoodle who we like to keep shaggy. While we brush her everyday with a regular brush, she still gets mats wherever there is friction (collar, harness, where leg and belly meet, etc.). This tool has helped get rid of most of her mats like magic.
With the toughest mats, we might have let them go too long, but we've been using this tool regularly to keep her mat-free moving forward.
March 29, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bugsmom bigger than expected
I have an 11 lb maltipoo so i would NOT recommend it for small dog owners. It seems massive next to my dog. It makes grooming certain areas difficult especially the head and face. If they made a smaller version I would DEFINITELY buy it and recommend it.
And there should be directions or tips on how to use it on the packaging or maybe I just didn't see them. I feel like I'm holding it wrong most the time
March 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Trish76 Works good on the deep dense coats my dogs have
Got this to get something through my dogs hair. The hair is dense and hard to comb out even when its short. This comb makes it much easier.
March 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lisa63 just what i needed.
It was much bigger than I expected so my dog was scared of it but it works great.
February 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pyrmom Works great
We have two Great Pyrs and they shed like crazy, this helps with those tough mats in their undercoat.
December 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Janet15 Gets the matted hair out with ease!
My husband came home and took one look at this brush and said no way, it'll hurt the dog! I told him it actually worked fantastic and NO, it did NOT hurt the dog. My only regret is I didn't buy this sooner. It's resolved every issue in removing matted hair from a long haired German Shepherd. Especially the rear end at the tail where the matting was the most difficult to remove. I tried bathing to help loosen hair with no success. This brush did the trick in a couple sessions. Great product and worth every penny!
May 12, 2015