Brush your dog’s coat keeping the shedding blade in a looped position, in the direction in which the fur of the dog grows. If hair of the dog that you are brushing is long, the shedding blade will become full after 10 strokes. At this point, you will need to pull off the hair to clean the shedding blade. Start brushing once again and continue until no more fur comes off of the dog’s coat. This step needs to be performed with the handles of the shedding blade intact, and works best on smaller areas.
For large areas on the dog’s coat such as the back and belly, remove the handles from the shedding blade in order to straighten out the blade. Use the straightened blade to brush the dog’s coat in a similar fashion as before. A significant amount of hair will accumulate on the shedding blade shortly. Clean the blade and continue to brush the dog’s fur until no more fur comes off of the dog’s coat.
Realise the fact that there is a fair amount of pulling involved in brushing your dog's coat with a shedding blade. For this reason, it would be a good idea to avoid brushing sensitive areas such as the tail, ears and legs.
Finally, bathe the dog, preferably in warm water. While bathing the dog, brush its coat with the flat side of the shedding blade. There are no teeth on the flat side of the shedding blade, which means you can use that side to wring water from the dog's coat.