A high-tech gadget? Nope. For Alfie's basic grooming, all you really need is a good comb and 2 of my secret weapon: yummy (I guess, haven't really tried them!) organic dog cookies. They're big enough that he can crunch on one for quite a while as I'm combing...then I show him the 2nd one, and he knows he can't get it 'til I finish.
Alfie doesn't really like being restrained for grooming...he used to put up a fuss and make this noise that sounded exactly like a Tasmanian devil straight from a National Geographic nature documentary. Yikes! I think persistence is paying off though, and he does enjoy cuddling on my lap...that, and the cookies!