This is super easy to lean after ward. The metal teeth are spaced well enough apart that this will collect and remove any lose or even deeper mats in the undercoat. The ends are spaced slightly different which gives for a wider range in types of fur cpats this will work well with. I have a chow-shepard mix and he sheds like crazy all the time. This has helped us a bit, but I have not seen much of a difference from most other days. I do brush him on a daily basis because, well, I have too!