Labradoodles. Goldendoodles. Cockapoos. Maltipoos. Schnoodles. Cavapoos.
Doodles are now one of America’s favorite family dogs. Their affectionate personalities, high intelligence and all around charm are just a few of the qualities we all love about these mixed breeds. But what isn’t talked about enough is how much time and effort is required to keep their gorgeous coats from tangling and matting.
Whether your doodle has thick tight curls or long flowing locks, chances are you often struggle to keep your dog’s coat tangle-free. Our groomers have pulled together their years of expertise to give you top tips for maintaining your doodle’s unique coat.
1. brush often
What most owners don’t know is that doodles and many other heavy-coated breeds need to be brushed out as often as every other day. Depending on your dog’s coat, a full body brush out can take 10 to 30 minutes. Sound daunting? Enlist the help of our crew! Add a Board & Brush to your dog’s boarding stay, or book a visit to our groomer for a thorough brush out.
2. BRUSH the right way
Along with brushing your doodle often, you also need the correct technique and brush to get the job done right. A slicker brush and comb are your new best friends. We found a helpful video tutorial on how to properly brush out your dog’s thick coat.
3. get to know your groomer
The easiest way to ensure the health of your doodle’s coat is to schedule recurring grooming appointments. Our groomers will ensure that your dog is properly bathed, conditioned, brushed and trimmed. Keeping your doodle’s hair trimmed will reduce the amount of knots and tangles.
4. AVOID PAINFUL MATTING
Matting can occur on any type of coat. Unless properly maintained, your dog’s hair will clump together to form painful mats that pull on the skin and can cause infection. Matting is most often irreversible and will usually need to be shaved off. Matts can form underneath your doodle’s top coat, so be sure to brush all the way down to their skin.
Our groomers are always happy to answer questions, give quick tips, and help you find the best grooming routine for you and your doodle. Your pet’s health and happiness is our priority. To schedule your dog’s next grooming appointment, you can call, go online or stop by your local Ark Pet Spa & Hotel.