Grooming Your Doodle-

From the beginning, start brushing and handling your puppy similar to grooming.  Teach them to stand up or lie down for grooming  right from the start.  Some coat types may start to mat between eight and twelve months of age due to the adult coat pushing out from under the puppy coat and tangling.  A non-shedding dog needs to have the old puppy coat brushed out weekly during this transitional phase which could last for several months.  


Shampoo-  Choose Life’s Abundance Dog Shampoo or tearless puppy shampoo. Mane and Tail works great, too. Only wash your puppy about once a month. Over bathing can cause skin problems or irritation.  This item is included in the Sugar Pine Doodle's recommended Life’s Abundance Healthy Start Pack SM Dogs: 8 lb.


Cowboy Magic- This grooming product is great for maintaining a good coat and to help eliminate matts. (This product is not needed for our 1st generation Labradoodles) 


Brushing Your Doodle

Brushes- (Full Service Puppy Pack)  A slicker brush and a comb (comb not included in puppy pack).  


Ear Cleaner-  Clean the ears once a week. Buy a cleaning solution and if needed a drying powder.  This item is included in the Sugar Pine Doodle's recommended Life’s Abundance Healthy Start Pack SM Dogs: 8 lb.


Nail Clippers and Kwik Stop – (Full Service Puppy Pack) Trim the nails once a week. Keep Kwik Stop on hand in case you cut the nail back too far. Bleeding will be difficult to stop without it.  


Blunt Trimming Scissors- For trimming between eyes, feet, etc.  You will need to do some extra brushing during the time your puppy’s coat transitions into an adult coat. This will remove the dead puppy coat so the adult coat will not matt into it. This transition usually occurs before one year of age and can take several months before the adult coat is fully in.  We have noticed this happens around 11 months old with our puppies. 



Improved Doodle Nail Care

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