There is actually a lot to learn about keeping your Wheaten groomed. We spend time brushing the puppies, bathing, drying and even keeping their nails trimmed so they used to being handled.
We aren't kidding when we say they take a lot of maintenance. Daily brushing and combing is necessary so take the time to train early.
A metal greyhound comb is the classic, basic comb. It has both medium and fine spaced teeth. You can also invest in a Dematting comb but be careful if you use it as you can injure the dog.
A pin brush is something you definitely want. It has longer teeth and no bristles. A slicker brush has sharper teeth and is made with bristles to help brush out mats and for a quick brushout.
There are two different kinds of scissors you will need. Thinning shears are solid on one side and the other has a blade that looks like little teeth. The more teeth, the less hair you will remove. A 46 tooth is best for beginners. A good length for both (for beginners) is a 6-7".
A grooming table with an arm attachment is a great investment and will make your grooming much easier
Your dog will need his nails trimmer often-every 3-4 weeks so your dog must be trained to behave during this procedure. It's a good idea to have some Styptic Powder on hand just in case the nail bleeds.. Even if you don't trim them yourself, you must have a groomer trim them every 3-4 weeks with no exception. If you want them filed and they are nervous, don't encourage the behavior by baby talk and coddling. Get a baby toothbrush and train them to let you use on the feet and nails daily to feel the vibrations.
If you plan on grooming yourself, you will need a good set of clippers with guard combs. The SCWTCA website has grooming guides for your help or that you can give to your groomer. This will maintain the Wheaten trim. Be sure to tell the groomer not to give the dogs bangs. Wheatens don't have bangs. They have a fall.