Labradoodle & Goldendoodle Forum
I dont think his hair is too terribly long however it mats so easily. Im considering shaving him completely down and hoping that i can get him used to the brush while he is growing back. I love the fluff too :(. I would say he is medium fluff haha! Thank you so much :)
I am having the same problem with my Aussiedoodle Lady. She has this beautiful coat but hates to be brushed (and blow dried and clippered). I have been trying to brush her at least 2 times a day in short bursts, maybe like 5-8 minutes at a time. I have her "sit" and give her a small treat. I have been showing her the brush and saying "brush brush" for a couple strokes and then give her another small treat. She has worked up to 20-30 seconds of brushes before getting a treat. We recently took her to the groomer and had her trimmed way down. It seems to be helping but I am a new dog owner so if anyone else has advice let me know! Good luck!
Oh i dont know what Yeti hates more, the brush or the blow dryer. Ive often considered getting an industrial strength dryer that is quieter. I think he hates the noise of my hair dryer. I am also a new dog owner and this aspect of it has been sort of a struggle. I am terrified of hurting him. I say your making great progress though before you know it you might be up to a couple minutes between treats!
Just as a FYI. I keep Enzo's coat at around 3 inches. I like the "scruffier, muppet" look. I found brushing alone, does not take care of omitting the mats. In fact, I find I rarely use a brush these days. I use a rotating teeth comb. It gets down through the coat and doesn't just brush over the top layer of hair, like a brush will sometimes do.
Make the whole process enjoyable for him. Enzo enjoys lots of cuddles and snuggles in between the strokes of the comb. It's a bonding time for us as well.
Will try the rotating teeth comb. Thanks for the suggestion.
We bought a nice expensive les pooches brush and i dont think it works well on his coat at all. We bought a cheapo comb at a pet store here and that seems to work much better for us. I need to order a nicer comb for him though. That is a fantastic idea. We will be sure to cuddle him lots and lots
Thank you for the suggestion!
Such a great idea, unfortunately though, Yeti has guarding issues over trachea/bully sticks so we try really hard not to give them to him. Im hoing a kong stuffed with PB does the trick.