Your pictures of Jake, especially the ones with your son are very special. Congratulations on both your new puppies - best of both worlds in sizes and colors. It's going to be a wild ride for a while but once they are grown and settle, it should be really, really wonderful.
I hope you are enjoying the winter that we are "not having"....my doodles are saying where's all the snow! - but I think we're supposed to get some today. I was just over at the Walmart there in Canal Winchester on Gender Road and I couldn't believe how warm it was outside.
Re: Face brush:
Well, I seldom use a brush on my dogs face, but when I do, I use the regular-sized soft Les Poochs Yellow brush - unfortunately, we are sold out of the Yellow brushes right now - there are more coming in a few days. But I think you could just use a regular comb such as the 7.5" Anti-static Xylan Comb as seen on our "Grooming Tools" page. We also have it available in a smaller size 4.5" if needed, but Jake is a big boy so you probably would not need the small one. These combs also work well for removing the yucky goop out of the corners of the eyes (at least with my doodles).
Yes they do look a lot alike! Where did you get him? Is he fixed? We haven't gotten Darby fixed yet & have been considering breeding her! Yes she also loves going to work with me. She obsesses over the pastry display sometimes though! She loves snickerdoodle cookies. lol
Thanks Shelly, I decorated my page and fooled up my profile picture and don't know how to fix it, guess it will stay that way for the holidays. Jake is just adorable and doodles do seem to love the snow.
I'm really glad for your sake that Jake's coat doesn't get too bad! Right now, Sheba has a lot of mats and both of them need baths badly! We have some snow on the ground and it's useless to bathe them as they knock each other to the ground and get wet and dirty. I figure I will bathe them next week as my foster doodle, Annabelle, will be leaving on Thursday for her new home, so they'll all get a bath Wednesday night. Oh how I wish Sheba & Duke were as easy to bathe and dried as quickly as Annabelle. I do most of my own grooming but once or twice a year I break down and have them groomed.
If you do a search of the members in Ohio or Columbus here on DK you could leave a comment on their page. Most people are pretty friendly and will answer. I really wish I could help you with a good groomer. Maybe you could ask Kemp Rader here on DK, I think he grooms his own doodles but he may have some "connections" and be able to suggest some good groomers.
Don't worry about Jake misbehaving. My Duke can be a real stinker at times!