"I keep Riley long all year round though I do trim his body a little in Summer. Like you I groom very often, most days in fact. He is almost two years old. From 8-14 months was the worse as he was matting up even over a day. If I left it…"
"I'm really hoping to avoid the problems with the coat change, I've noticed lately when I brush her there is a lot more hair left in the brush, so maybe the new coat is coming in a little at a time.
After a good long brushing she looks like…"
" I love, love, love, love her flowing long hair (and if you look at some of my photos you'll see why). I am one of those doodle owners who sees no reason to ever shave my pup. I do little scissor trims around the eyes and toes…"
"Ha! Totally get the not wanting the honeymoon over. Like they say," A dog is man's best friend ". Oh, bald is beautiful, for what it's worth. Keep loving that dog, it sounds like she is is a lucky dog! Your other dog is quite…"
"There is also a group here for people who will never shave their doodles! I am in that category. Although I did just trim him up a bit. I just did the eyes, paws, peri area then just when all over with the clippers taking off the whisps of hair that…"
"Yes, I totally understand your feelings. I love grooming time also and my doodles will stand (sit, lie down) for as long as I want to work on them. But the baths they don't seem to enjoy as much. Since we live by the ocean and…"
"I have one from Ruff Ware, and it works very well. Willow is always hot, and her stamina level shoots up when we put the cool vest on. It dries out quicker than we thought - after 10-15 min. or so -, so we carry a bottle of water and wet the vest as…"