When getting your first Goldendoodle, you may be overwhelmed with the task of grooming. After all, grooming a Goldendoodle can be a big task that you will have to get used to regularly doing. But you don’t have to be a professional groomer to keep up with daily tasks. In this article, we will talk about the best grooming tools for Goldendoodles that are so easy; anyone can do it!
Pet Neat Self Cleaning Brush
The Pet Neat brush is an excellent brush for all coat types. The slicker brushes are great for reducing any shedding, detangling, and smoothing out the coat. This brush is a must-have for everyday use with all Goldendoodles with short to medium length hair. It will keep their hair soft and luxurious feeling by pulling the oils from their skin through their hair to keep it moisturized. And the fact that this brush is a self-cleaning brush gives it a few bonus points!
Just use the brush like any regular brush using long strokes from head to tail. Since this brush has wire pins, be sure to keep the brush moving and not brush the same spot too many times.
Show Tech Transgroom Tuffer Than Tangles Slicker Brush
Everyone in the Doodle world has heard of the famous $60 Chris Christenson slicker brush. Well, this Show Tech brush is the greatest dupe ever for just a fraction of the cost! This slicker brush as longer pins that are great for Goldendoodles with longer coats. The pins will be able to go deep into the fur to work out mats closer to the skin.
Side by side, there is almost no difference between this brush and its expensive counterpart. It even has the curved ergonomic brush head to make brushing your Goldendoodle a breeze. This slicker is great for daily use to prevent tangles and mats while smoothing out their coats.
Hertzko Soft Pet Brush
No matter if your Goldendoodle has long or short hair, this soft pin brush is excellent for daily use. Using this brush regularly will prevent any mats from forming. It has soft, flexible pins made from plastic that are gentler on the skin and hair than wire pins. These brushes are great for coats of all types and can not be overused like with other brushes.
What makes this soft pin brush different than other types is that it has more dense pins than other brands. The higher density makes it easier to brush and get all of the tangles, whereas other brushes can let smaller knots quickly pass through.
Andis Pet Steel Comb
This steel comb makes it on our best grooming tools for Goldendoodles because it is great to have around in case of minor mats. Mats can be a tricky thing to get out and very painful to your dog. This comb has a wide-tooth end and fine-tooth end. You would want to use the wide-tooth part first to break the mats up from the ends to the root first. Next, you will use the fine-tooth part, in the same way, to altogether remove the mat most gently. This comb is great for small mats, but for bigger mats, you will want a larger tool.
Two Sided Undercoat Rake
For large mats, you will need a unique tool for the job. This two-sided rake is excellent because each side has a different amount of teeth on it. Each tooth has a slightly sharp edge to it that will help break up mats easier by hand, and it will never hurt your dog. Just like with the comb, you would use the wide-tooth side of the rake first from the tips to the root to break up larger mats. Then, go over the same section with the fine-tooth rake to make them disappear.
This rake also pulls double duty for those with a straight coat Goldendoodle because it also dramatically reduces the shedding of their undercoat. You could use this rake daily to reduce shedding without ever worrying about hurting your dog with its sharpened edges.
Note: if the mat is too large or close to the skin, it’s better to take them to a professional groomer. Too much tugging at mats will damage your Goldendoodles skin, and it can be excruciating if you are not gentle.
Chi for Dog Detangling Spray
I know, I know. This article is titled “Best Grooming TOOLS For Goldendoodles,” but hear me out on this one. Goldendoodles will learn to sit still eventually to get their hair brushed when you are consistent and take the time to get them used to it. But, there will be times where your new Goldendoodle puppy will not sit still to have a mat removed. Who wouldn’t want to run and play instead of being groomed?
For Goldendoodles, it is not recommended to use this a lot, just after baths or for the occasional mat or knot. Frequent use may leave too much product in their coats and will result in their hair becoming oily.
Dog Grooming Scissors Set by Elfirly
When you own a dog like a Goldendoodle, you should always be prepared for anything to go wrong. That means cases like when your dog’s long hair has something so entangled in it, that it needs to be cut out. Or, when a mat is getting bad, so you need to trim it back. For that, a great pair of shears is just what you need. These shears are sharp and have a slightly rounded safety tip so you won’t nick your dog in the process.
These Dog Grooming Scissors Set are also great for occasional touch-ups in between grooming at the salon. You could use them to trim eyebrows or hair that might be bothering them in other sensitive areas.
Adjustable Speed Pet Hair Force Dryer
This Dryer is the Cadillac of all pet hair dryers. Anyone with a Doodle should own a high-velocity dryer, and for the price, you can’t beat this one. Goldendoodles have incredibly thick coats that take forever to air dry. If not dried all the way, it could lead to yeast infections on the skin and hair loss. Standard hair dryers can’t get into the coats like ones made for pets. This bad boy will cut your drying time in half and leave your dog fluffy and soft.
***For a bonus, use a microfiber towel like this one to cut the drying time down. The microfiber is excellent for Goldendoodles’ delicate hair and absorbs more than a regular towel. They are also useful for drying without damaging and frizzing curly hair types that tend to be more fragile. ***
Of course, ever Best Grooming Tools For Goldendoodles list should include clippers. These Professional Clippers are great for a beginner dog groomer. They are a cordless clipper with an LED display that shows you the battery life remaining and clipper speed. This brand is fantastic because the clipper has three adjustable speeds depending on the thickness of the hair. It has a fast-charging time and comes with everything you need to get started.
These Professional Heavy Duty Dog Grooming Clippers are easy to use if you follow the instructions and take good care of your clipper blades. They are a great tool to have to save a little extra money on taking your dog to a professional every 8-12 weeks. Though, they should never replace taking them to a professional completely.
These clippers are also great to have in case of severe mats or touch-ups between salon visits. Before using any clipper on a dog, it is best to do your research and take extra precautions when doing it for the first time. Clippers are sharp and can get very hot. You could hurt your dog if not used properly.
I-pure Dog Nail Grinder
Of course, no spa day is complete without a pedicure. This I-Pure nail grinder kit comes with everything you need to trim and grind your Goldendoodles nails down to keep them looking and feeling great. This I-pure kit comes with traditional nail clippers to trim longer nails and a two-speed diamond bit grinder. This diamond bit is excellent because they last longer and work faster than regular sand bits. With its USB charging port, this grinder really can’t get any better.
And that completes our Best Grooming Tools For Goldendoodles. All of these tools are great to have for all Goldendoodles, no matter their coat type or length. They will keep your Goldendoodle looking and feeling great and at a much cheaper cost than a professional groom. Now all you need is a cute grooming box to store it all in!
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