Shelties have a lot of hair. I think Milo has ten times the hair of a normal sheltie. We haven't had him professionally groomed for a while, so he's losing big clumps of hair all over the place. Which is nice. We were watching TV the other night and we saw a commercial for some sort of deshedding comb. It looked pretty cool, but I don't know. Kinda fake. Brian went to PetsMart this morning to get more cat food and he picked up a similar comb, called the FURminator! It was $35, but it had a money back guarantee, so he figured we should try it. We busted it out this morning on Milo.
Holy crap. It works pretty well. We got out a lot of undercoat, and he looks totally thinner now. We also used it on the cats and it was taking out tons of hair. I know two people who read this blog who should get one: Melissa (your cats shed like crazy!) and my parents.