The unique coat of the Goldendoodle makes it a breed that is hard to resist for many dog lovers. Although Doodles look appealing, their gorgeous coat requires special grooming techniques. 

But don’t worry—with a little effort, you can ensure your Doodle always looks the part. The team at Union Lake Pet Services has some helpful tips on grooming Goldendoodles and Doodle mixes so your pup can always show off that impressive coat.

Grooming Goldendoodles: Cut Regularly

One of the most effective ways to maintain the Doodle coat is to cut it regularly. Regular trims will keep the hair at a manageable length and reduce the risk of bad knots and mats. Professional groomers recommend Doodle trims every 2-8 weeks, depending on the coat and the cut you’re trying to achieve. If you opt for a professional cut, bring a picture of the coat length you desire to give the groomer an example of how you want your pup to look.

Grooming Goldendoodles and Doodle Mixes: Brush Edition

Another way to keep your Doodle’s coat looking fresh is to brush it regularly. Most Doodles and Doodle breeds need to be thoroughly brushed at least every other day. If you are bathing your pup, you should brush the coat before and after the bath. Use a quality dog shampoo and conditioner to decrease tangles and keep the hair healthy. 

A long, luxurious doodle coat is beautiful, but it is also susceptible to bad mats—especially for those more active pups who spend a lot of time outside. Bathing and brushing can help decrease the chances of dealing with a bad tangle.

Grooming Goldendoodles: Use Caution with the Ears

Doodles and Doodle mixes tend to get a lot of ear infections, so it is essential to use caution when bathing your pet. Use cotton balls to keep the ear canals dry to decrease the chance of infection. Many Doodles will also grow hair inside the ear, which needs to be carefully trimmed. Using a cotton ball in the ear during the bath (and removing it when done) can help protect your Doodle’s ears. You should also use a clean cotton ball to apply ear cleaner for dogs after the bath.

Grooming Goldendoodles: Leave It to the Professionals

Doodles are great pets—especially in homes with kids. Their sweet, calm temperament makes it easy for them to fit into most home environments. Their coats are another story, however. Grooming Goldendoodles and maintaining a Doodle coat can be too much for some dog owners. 

Luckily, professional groomers have the tools and the know-how to keep Doodles clean, shiny, and free from mats and tangles. Groomers can also take care of trimming nails, cleaning teeth, and expressing anal glands.

The fantastic team of groomers at Union Lake Pet Services is here to help you keep your pets looking and feeling their best. Our full-service pet salon makes it easy to give your pets the grooming services they need. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, please call (248) 363-6262 today.