What dog doesn't like the after-bath towel massage? I know North looooves it, almost as if it's the reward for being good during bath time. But, as much as he likes getting pampered, the brush can get confused for a chew toy and doesn't quite cut it like the whole towel thing.
The good news for him is that I found the Brush Buddy ($30), a brush that stimulates your pup's coat and replicates those soothing towel rubdowns that come after baths. I'm seriously considering a purchase, not only cause North would dig it for the massage, but because his sanity would dig it, too! To see why, just read more.
The rubber bristles attract hairs like a magnet, so it would help reduce the need for vacuuming (not North's fave) and minimize vacuum freak outs, since I can wipe down the couch with the Brush Buddy instead.
The Brush Buddy is made like a towel, but ergonomic and easier to handle. Plus, terry cloth helps to absorb any water he may have picked up on our rainy day walks, or rolling around at the dog park. North's coat can stay shiny and healthy . . . and so can my new couch. Sounds like a perfect combo!