Duncan has never been groomed. Not professionally, anyway. He gets regular baths and a fair share of brushing, but recently I've started pricing groomers and browsing Craigslist for someone who could do it inexpensively without having to kennel him. When I mentioned this to Chelsea at Heroes Pets, she suggested I try the Oster Rake. We'd talked brushes once before, but because her store doesn't carry The Furminator I thought she didn't know a brush from a blender and didn't pay much attention to her. But when she opened up a Rake and let me take it home to try it out, I was forced, once again, to admit that when it comes to pets and all that comes with them, Chelsea knows best. The rake was the most amazing brush I've ever used! With only six or seven very light passes over Duncan's back I pulled up more undercoat hair than I would've had I spent an hour using my rinky-dink and suddenly inadequate Furminator. And as if to sweeten the deal, Duncan sat calmly while I brushed him. There was no chasing him around the apartment or sitting and trying to brush him while he attempts to lick my hand. I didn't even have to crack open his treats as a bribe. He merely sat, and at one point even seemed to doze off. Granted, The Rake is a pricey little number ($42.99) but maybe Santa will be nice next year and stick one in Duncan's stocking if he's good and promises to only look at the bunnies. I must have one. And so must you. It is simply the most amazing brush I've ever used. Now if only Oster had something that made giving baths easier!*This clump is the result of seven trips across his shoulders alone. How many dogs is he hiding in there?