We are working on developing video grooming sessions with a master groomer that will help you learn how to properly groom an Australian Labradoodle for now here is our printable Grooming Guide.
You should be combing/brushing your Australian Labradoodle every other day.
It is highly recommended that your Australian Labradoodle be taken to the groomer once monthly starting at 12 weeks of age for a proper bath and blowout. This will insure that if you are missing any stubborn areas that tend to mat quickly the groomer can get them before they are matted to the point of requiring a shave down…
Ask the groomer to clip between the paw pads, trim the potty area and eyes. If this gets done once monthly your dog will only require a full groom every third grooming visit.
Yes you can bathe and brush out your dog at home but most owners do not do a sufficient enough job coming to be able to bathe at home. If a doodle is bathed and has any mats they instantly become tighter and bigger. Professional groomer have professional equipment that make grooming your dog easier and more comfortable to your dog.
A properly maintained and groomed doodle will not need shaved! There is no such thing as a summer cut Work with your groomer to set up a standing appointment for a monthly bath and brush out; and then a haircut every third visit.
Tip your groomer- 20% is standard. If you take them a matted doodle tip more. The dog is matted because you aren’t brushing it frequently enough!
- Daily Combing
- Weekly ear cleaning
- Weekly nail trim
- Monthly professional bath and blowout (book a standing appointment with the same person)
- Every third month professional haircut (book a standing appointment with the same person)