The Aussies are by far the most beautiful creatures on the face of the earth. Every Aussie owner says the exact same thing, because each and every Aussie is truly a work of art and a beauty to behold. Whether merle or tri, red, blue or black, mismatched or show worthy, smooth coat or wavey, tail or nub, there is always one constant: a shimmering, breathtakingly beautiful coat. A coat that is thick and requires regular grooming. Many people bring their Aussies to the groomers. We use a mobile groomer. She comes to the house and takes each one of our crazy little kids out to the portable beauty salon for some primping and pampering. For some people, due to our economic times neither of these options is viable and that is when home grooming would come into play. For daily grooming I highly recommend 'The Furminator'. It is an amazing brush that can penetrate the thick Aussie coat and reduce the shedding tremendously. There are great benefits from grooming your Aussie yourself. Brushing your Aussie gives you the opportunity to check him over for any abnormal lumps or bumps that a professional groomer may have failed to see or been to busy to detect. You can work on basic obedience skills and get your Aussie used to some discomforting handling which can come in handy during visits to the vet. It will also strengthen the bond and trust you already share with your Aussie, making it that much stronger.