I could not read your blog, as it says it is private, and it says "my account" is not linked with your acct, but i don't even have an acct there!
I love the peanut butter idea, this would make it more fun for Buddy than just "stand". GREAT TIP!!
I think my BC's coat would be much like your Aussie's coat. My dogs coat is thick, long and thick and thick, and long and thick. (ha ha)
It'd be nice to see a few moments here or there in normal speed, so ppl watching will understand how fast to brush a dog, and they'd understand it's not done super fast.
but probably most ppl already know that, i hope!
I've never ever cleaned my dogs ears,
i know, everyone will slap me, but, i never have, not for any dogs i've ever had, yet, no dog of mine has ever ever had one ear problem ever. I look in his ears every week or so, but, never clean them, and they always seem fine.
I also dont' brush their teeth,
but, it seems a great idea, but, my dog is almost 5 and still has bright white teeth and no yellow at all yet!! (cuz he gnaws toys all day long) remember, dogs can't have human toothpaste.
I do my grooming a lot like you,
i begin with normal human hairbrush, just to discover any sticky stuff or tangles, or seedpods or whatever. I'd rather discover these items using a human hair brush.
not a slicker or shedder.(ouch!)
I do this kind of brushing most every day.
For a grooming,
about once a week or so,
then i use slicker brush,
or a deshedding brush like "ShedMonster" in the summer time, just to thin out his massive coat,
but i never ever use these on his belly or legs or head.
then---if it is summertime-------- i trim
out his wind-tunnel, cutting an upside down "V" through his skirt
in the back, and trimming down the fur on his skirt on the back, taking great care to never cut the TOP coat, and only trimming the undercoat and more inner areas of his skirt.
I once made mistake of cutting his TOP coat of his skirt off the back and sides of haunches,
and wow, that took forevvvver to grow back right.
..shiver. He looked goofy for over a year til it grew back.
I even use hair clips to hold his top coat up out of the way to trim his inner skirt down and thin it out.
I also trim around here and there, to give him a sharp look, shaping his tail, the feathers on his legs, scragglers hanging from his belly, his paws,random hairs that look out of place, etc. Some years i trim his fur hanging down each side of his head, those long pig-tail things around each ear,
other years i don't.
Then i bathe him, if he is due for a bath, or needs a bath. Or if it is shedding season, i bathe my dog A LOT during shedding season.
I never trim him in winter
, and although he begins to look scruffy,
i figure he needs every bit of fur to get through the winters HERE!! except i DO trim the fur under paws like you show in your video, i do same thing, but, i do leave a small covering,
though, year round, to protect his pads from hot summer cement or icey winter roads, i do leave a small bit of fur on his pads. Whenever buddy comes inside in winter, i check for iceballs in pads and remove any.