In general, weekly brushing sessions with the Hertzko Slicker Brush will keep the Australian Shepherd’s waterproof, double-layer coat looking its best. During shedding season, though, more work will be required. During this period the Hertzko Undercoat Dematting Rake can be used every two or three days to remove the abundant dead hair, followed by a cleanup with the wire brush. Aussies often work and/or play outdoors, so it’s not unusual for them to come in dirtier than they left. But unless they’ve gotten into a particularly messy situation, they require a bath only occasionally. As with all breeds, the Aussie‘s nails should be trimmed regularly with the Hertzko Professional Nail Clipper & Trimmer or Hertzko Electric Pet Nail Grinder.