Rub-a-dub-dub. Someone, please get this Doodle out of the dog-gone tub!!!
Sorry friends. I hate to be so dramatic. I really do. In almost all other circumstances I am just the most cheerful and easy-going little Goldendoodle you could ever meet. However, there are times where my big doodle eyes do a big roll in an expression of annoyance. Bath time is one of those rare times. Don’t get me wrong, I willingly go into the bath, but then my chipper little personality quickly turns into a “woe is me” attitude and there’s no snapping out of it until I’m out of the bath and fully dried. It’s at this point I resume being the jovial little Goldendoodle that everyone falls in love with at first sight (at least this is what I like to believe).
After a bath, I enjoy running around and performing big body shakes all over the house in an attempt to get every last drop of bathwater off of my beautiful, golden coat. In addition, my cravings for all the yummy treats are in full gear post-bath. I need snacks…STAT!!! It’s hard work feeling sorry for myself, don’t you know? You’d be surprised at the mental and physical energy I dedicate to these dramatic expressions of moping. It really works up an appetite.
Once my mom brushes and dries my soft, wavy locks, I have to admit that I do look and smell really gorgeous. This leads to additional pets and compliments and I love it! All this glorious attention and admiration almost makes bath time bearable. Almost.
Goldendoodle Beauty Secrets for Gorgeous Locks
As you know I am a miniature Goldendoodle. This means I have special hair instead of fur. It is what keeps me from shedding. Yes, it’s true, some Goldendoodles do shed which helps because then they aren’t as prone to matting as I am. Mom likes to use a special shampoo, grooming tools designed specifically for my hair type, and a doggie hair dryer to keep my coat looking shiny and mat-free. It’s important to keep away the mats because they hurt! Mats can occur anywhere but the places they like best on me are behind my ears, under my armpits and joints, and at the base of my tail. It’s important that Mom brushes me before I bathe because water can make my mats worse. I also need regular grooming to keep my hair silky and gorgeous. The shampoo my mom loves for me is Cowboy Magic. It really helps with any tangles and makes my hair very shiny. The tools she likes to use are a metal comb, a slicker brush, and a wet brush. You can find lots of videos on Youtube that will teach you about line brushing and the best ways to use these tools. Finally, it is important that a hairdryer designed especially for dogs is used, as a human hairdryer would take an extremely long time and they are noisy! Mom loves this doggie hairdryer for me. It dries my hair quickly and it’s a lot quieter than a human hairdryer. It also has attachments designed specifically for a dog’s coat.
I guess now that I look and smell this gorgeous, I’d better go show off my beautiful locks to the other neighbourhood dogs. I’d just hate for all this grooming effort to go unnoticed. 😉
Happy tail wags. Juno xo