Brushing And Combing Skills

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Brushing And Combing Skills - Quiz

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Flicking the wrist while line brushing will never puncture or brush burn the dog’s skin.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Flicking the wrist while line brushing can potentially puncture or brush burn the dog's skin. This is because a flicking motion can cause the brush or comb to apply excessive pressure or scrape against the skin, leading to injury. It is important to be gentle and cautious while brushing to avoid any harm to the dog's skin.

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  • 2. 

    Flicking the wrist while line brushing will never puncture or brush burn the dog’s skin.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Flicking the wrist while line brushing can indeed puncture or brush burn the dog's skin if done with excessive force or improper technique. It is important to be gentle and cautious while line brushing to avoid any harm to the dog's skin. Therefore, the statement that flicking the wrist while line brushing will never puncture or brush burn the dog's skin is false.

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  • 3. 

    A slicker brush will remove undercoat, mats, and tangles

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A slicker brush is designed to remove undercoat, mats, and tangles from a pet's fur. This type of brush has fine, short wires close together that can easily penetrate the fur and remove any loose or tangled hair. By brushing regularly with a slicker brush, pet owners can prevent matting and keep their pet's coat healthy and free of tangles. Therefore, the statement that a slicker brush will remove undercoat, mats, and tangles is true.

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  • 4. 

    However you hold the brush, it should move very lightly and smoothly over the dog’s body without scraping the skin.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is explaining how to brush a dog's body. It states that regardless of how you hold the brush, it should always move lightly and smoothly over the dog's body without causing any harm or irritation to the skin. This emphasizes the importance of being gentle and careful while grooming a dog to ensure their comfort and safety. Therefore, the answer "True" is correct as it aligns with the given explanation.

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  • 5. 

    However you hold the brush, it should move very lightly and smoothly over the dog’s body without scraping the skin.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is suggesting that regardless of how the brush is held, it should be used gently and smoothly on the dog's body, avoiding any harsh scraping of the skin. This indicates that the correct answer is true.

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  • 6. 

    However you hold the brush, it should move very lightly and smoothly over the dog’s body without scraping the skin.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that regardless of how the brush is held, it should always be moved gently and smoothly over the dog's body to avoid causing any harm or discomfort to the skin. This emphasizes the importance of being careful and gentle while brushing a dog to ensure their well-being and prevent any potential injuries.

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  • 7. 

    “Line brushing” is a technique used only on thicker coats.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that "line brushing" is a technique used only on thicker coats. However, this is not true. Line brushing is a grooming technique that can be used on both thin and thick coats. It involves brushing the coat in a straight line from the roots to the tips, helping to remove tangles and keep the coat smooth and neat.

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  • 8. 

    Even the most difficult mats and tangles can be removed without creating discomfort to the pet or injuring the skin.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that it is possible to remove mats and tangles from a pet's fur without causing any discomfort or injuring the skin. This implies that there are techniques, tools, or products available that can effectively and safely remove mats and tangles. Therefore, the statement is true, as it indicates that it is possible to remove mats and tangles without causing harm to the pet.

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  • 9. 

    Few pets will object to being brushed after the line brushing technique is mastered.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that after mastering the line brushing technique, most pets will not have any objections to being brushed. This implies that the line brushing technique is effective and comfortable for pets, making it easier for pet owners to groom their pets without any resistance. Therefore, the answer is true.

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  • 10. 

    Flicking the wrist while line brushing will never puncture or brush burn the dog’s skin.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Flicking the wrist while line brushing can potentially puncture or brush burn the dog's skin. This is because flicking the wrist with excessive force or using a brush with sharp bristles can cause injury to the dog's skin. It is important to use gentle strokes and a suitable brush to avoid any harm to the dog while line brushing.

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  • 11. 

    A slicker brush will remove undercoat, mats, and tangles

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A slicker brush is a type of grooming tool that is specifically designed to remove undercoat, mats, and tangles from a pet's fur. It has fine, short wires close together that can penetrate through the topcoat and reach the undercoat, effectively removing any loose or dead hair. By using a slicker brush regularly, pet owners can prevent matting and tangles, which can be uncomfortable for the pet and potentially lead to skin issues. Therefore, it is true that a slicker brush is effective in removing undercoat, mats, and tangles.

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  • 12. 

    However you hold the brush, it should move very lightly and smoothly over the dog’s body without scraping the skin.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement implies that regardless of how the brush is held, it should be used gently and smoothly on the dog's body to avoid causing any harm or discomfort. This suggests that the answer is true.

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  • 13. 

    In most cases, the comb is reserved for double checking the work of the brush.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the comb is used as a secondary tool to ensure the effectiveness of the brush. This implies that the comb is not the primary tool for the task at hand, but rather serves as a means of verifying or refining the work done by the brush. Therefore, the answer "True" indicates that the comb is typically reserved for double checking the work of the brush.

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  • 14. 

    Line brushing is done by working evenly over the pet, holding or pushing up the coat with one hand.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is explaining the correct technique of line brushing for pets. It states that line brushing involves working evenly over the pet's coat while holding or pushing up the coat with one hand. This technique helps to ensure that the brushing is done thoroughly and evenly, preventing any tangles or mats from being missed. Therefore, the answer "True" indicates that the statement accurately describes the correct technique of line brushing.

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  • 15. 

    Line brushing requires power and muscle versus skill and finesse.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Line brushing requires skill and finesse rather than power and muscle. This means that the process of brushing a line, such as in painting or drawing, is more about precision and control rather than brute force. The statement contradicts this by suggesting that power and muscle are necessary for line brushing, which is incorrect. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 16. 

    On long coats, start at the outer edges of the fur and work up towards the skin.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement suggests that when grooming long coats, it is advisable to begin brushing from the outer edges of the fur and gradually work towards the skin. This technique helps prevent tangles and matting, as starting from the skin can cause discomfort to the animal and may worsen any existing knots. By starting from the outer edges, the groomer can carefully detangle and remove any debris or knots, ensuring a thorough and comfortable grooming experience for the pet.

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  • 17. 

    Slicker Brushes can be rounded, rectangular, or triangular in shape, flat or with curved backs.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because slicker brushes can indeed come in various shapes such as rounded, rectangular, or triangular. Additionally, they can have a flat or curved back. Therefore, the statement accurately describes the different options available for slicker brushes.

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  • 18. 

    Practice the line brushing stroke on your own bare forearm.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that one should practice the line brushing stroke on their own bare forearm. This implies that the answer is true, as it confirms that the statement is correct.

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  • 19. 

    Take the time to work systematically over the dog to ensure all parts of the body are brushed thoroughly.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that it is important to brush all parts of the dog's body thoroughly, indicating that the answer is true. Brushing all parts of the dog's body ensures that no areas are missed and helps to maintain the overall health and cleanliness of the dog's coat. It also allows for the detection of any abnormalities or skin issues that may require attention. Therefore, it is essential to work systematically and thoroughly when brushing a dog.

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  • 20. 

    If all of the mats are removed, your comb should slide easily through the coat.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    If all of the mats are removed from the coat, it means that there are no tangles or knots in the hair. In this case, the comb should be able to slide easily through the coat without any resistance or difficulty. Therefore, the statement "If all of the mats are removed, your comb should slide easily through the coat" is true.

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  • 21. 

    The motion used for line brushing is a "pat and pull."

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The motion used for line brushing is a "pat and pull." This means that when line brushing, you pat the brush against the line and then pull it along the line. This motion helps to evenly distribute the product and create a smooth and precise line.

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  • 22. 

    The slicker brush has a large number of small curved wire pins set in a rubber pad for flexibility.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the slicker brush indeed has a large number of small curved wire pins set in a rubber pad for flexibility. This design allows the brush to easily glide through the fur, effectively removing tangles and mats without causing discomfort to the animal. The curved wire pins are gentle on the skin and the rubber pad provides flexibility, making it suitable for use on different coat types and lengths. Therefore, the statement "The slicker brush has a large number of small curved wire pins set in a rubber pad for flexibility" is true.

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  • 23. 

    The teeth on a greyhound comb are 1 to 1.5 inches long.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because a greyhound comb typically has teeth that are 1 to 1.5 inches long. This length is suitable for effectively combing through the fur of a greyhound, which is known for its short and fine coat. The longer teeth on the comb help to remove any tangles or loose hairs from the dog's coat.

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  • 24. 

    The two tools primarily used for pet grooming are the greyhound comb and the slicker brush.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that the greyhound comb and the slicker brush are indeed the two primary tools used for pet grooming. The greyhound comb is used for detangling and removing loose hair, while the slicker brush helps to remove mats and tangles from the pet's coat. These tools are commonly used by professional groomers and pet owners to keep their pets' coats clean, healthy, and free from mats and tangles.

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  • 25. 

    A pat pull techniques should be used when brushing.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A pat pull technique is a brushing technique where the brush is placed on the teeth and gently pulled away, rather than scrubbing back and forth. This technique is recommended because it is gentler on the gums and tooth enamel, reducing the risk of damage or irritation. Therefore, the statement that a pat pull technique should be used when brushing is true.

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  • 26. 

    When line brushing, move to the next section before the brush stroke glides smoothly and the skin at the seam line is seen.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    When line brushing, it is important to wait until the brush stroke glides smoothly and the skin at the seam line is seen before moving to the next section. This ensures that the brushing is thorough and effective. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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