Make the dog lie at your feet
The first thing you need to do is make the dog lie at your feet. In case the dog is not large in size, you can put it on your lap. You can also make the dog lie in an open area, if you are not comfortable with the previous two things.
Pick a metal comb
Take a metal comb, as that will be ideal to get rid of the mats in your dog’s hair. None of the other types of combs will get the job done properly.
If the matting situation is manageable, you can pick any area on the body of your pet and start combing. In case the hair is badly tangled, you should start from under the ears, as that is the most difficult part.
Divide hair into smaller segments
By dividing the hair into small segments, you will easily manage to get rid of the mats. Remember to work on the edges of the hair, as that is where the real problem lies.
If you comb vigorously, you might end up hurting the dog, so remember to gently comb your pet. Moreover, ask someone else to continue patting the dog, so that it stays calm.
Pull mats apart
Use your fingers to pull the mats apart and then comb the affected area.
Give treats to your dog
In order to keep the dog relaxed, continue giving it treats periodically. Also, you should treat your pet, when all of the mats are removed.
Shampoo your dog
Once all of the mats are combed out, shampoo your pet in order to make the hair smooth.