If you want to hand strip your dog and prefer using your fingers instead of a stripping knife or stone, we recommend using finger cots, to give extra grip when hand stripping your dog.
A hand(y) stripping tool:
Anti-slip: Finger cots are naturally ant-slip because they are made of latex rubber and will help you grab and hold the hair tighter. This way, you can work faster and with more detail.
Protects your fingers and skin: They also protect your skin from becoming sore and prevent blisters from hand stripping.
Gentle on your dog, its coat and skin: Not only your fingers are protected; your dog and his coat and skin as well. With the Finger cots, all hairs will be pulled out without damaging the coat. They are ideal for hand stripping show dogs, in situations where every hair is important and must be totally pulled from root to tip, and for pulling hair from the dog’s ears.
Help repairing the coat: Finger cots are also used if the coat has been clipped or cut from use of a sharp stripping knife, because they help to pull out entire hairs from root to tip, so the coat can recover. By pulling out a few soft hairs, there will be place again in the follicle to produce coarser or more rough hairs. Your dog’s coat will be wiry again!
It’s all in the details
Size Guide (approximate)
Place a finger cot on your thumb and index finger and make tweezers with your index finger and thumb. With your other hand lift the coat up. This way, you can see the hair points standing up. Then, pull with the hair growth. It's better to pull quickly and don't forget to support the skin by holding it with your other hand so that the skin stays in place when you pull out the hair. Take your time and pluck just a few hairs at a time.
Note: Stripping should not hurt your dog. If the hairs are ready to come out, you’re basically just pulling out dead hair, which should come out easily.