This is a post I’ve been meaning to write for years. As in at least three of them. Haha! Time flies. Our Elsa girl is almost four and I can hardly remember life before her.
She is a F1B goldendoodle, which means both of her parents were goldendoodles as well. This also means that she does not shed – at all. The downside is that she must be groomed. We board her when we travel and always have her bathed on pick up day (I learned that the hard way) but she has been known to get filthy dirty in the yard, so bringing her into the shower with me is not uncommon.
After some trial and error, I have a better hair care routine for the dog than for myself. Speaking of which, her groomer is harder to get in with than my own. Ha! At any rate, these are the products I use and love:
This has a nice scent, but is not too scented. It is gentle and she’s has no skin issues whatsoever. It also suds up nicely so a little goes a long way. I’ve only bought two bottles in three years.
I use Cowboy Magic before brushing her and after a bath. It is a great detangler and keeps her much happier when those little knots start forming that turn into mats. We really struggled with mats when she was a puppy but thankfully we don’t have too many any more. This also goes a long way and I have only purchased it once.
Finally, this is the brush we landed on and love. I feel like it helps get knots out without scratching her skin or tugging too hard.
This one is for serious mats! What makes this comb unique is that it can get under the mats. Again, we had to use this a lot when she was a puppy and growing her adult coat, but thankfully it is only every now and then at this point.
One of things I love most about working at home is having my baby with me all.day.long. When I was struggling with having a puppy a reader wrote to me (paraphrasing) “She is just one of many things to you. You are everything to her.” That simple realization changed everything for me. She means the world to me and her love is absolutely unconditional.
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