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You can buy it at Sally Beauty. One of the dog show vendors sells the same one that is on the Sally's shelf. A friend uses Chris Christensen version but it is a chalk helper and it significantly more expensive. If you're rubbing thru the coat Id use the first one.


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Just curious, do you really have to let it sit for 15 minutes? I am not sure how I would be able to convince Molly to stay in the bathtub and do nothing for so long.
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You can buy it at Sally Beauty. One of the dog show vendors sells the same one that is on the Sally's shelf. A friend uses Chris Christensen version but it is a chalk helper and it significantly more expensive. If you're rubbing thru the coat Id use the first one.


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Thank you for the information.

I checked sally beauty and found they carry many brands in different versions, can you please suggest me one? How long should I leave the conditioner on him? will it be a problem if he licks himself?


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You need to wash and blow dry the coat once a week. If you are going to swim your dogs the same time you show maybe plan the swim the morning of bath day. I wouldn't just rinse my dogs after swimming. I would use a good pH shampoo as some water is hard (including tap) on the coat. Make sure they are rinsed really well. Shampoo left on the coat can be damaging. Do not let them air dry make sure you blow them out completely with a dog dryer. If the coat is a real mess brush their coat with the pin brush while blowing out the coat often with the dryer to get rid of the loose dead coat. I don't re-wet them when I am blowing out just for a quick brushing. If you need a conditioner I would use something light. Most important is to keep the skin and coat really clean and I prefer product free unless really needed.
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Thank you for the information.

I checked sally beauty and found they carry many brands in different versions, can you please suggest me one? How long should I leave the conditioner on him? will it be a problem if he licks himself?


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This one
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I don't use it the way WhiskeyCreek talked about so she'll have to weigh in.

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I need to do some of these things with Lilly's coat. But what are your coat schedules like on a daily/weekly/biweekly basis?? As in what exact things/steps you do?

Lilly isn't worked in the field but does play outside and loves to dig and just be crazy. She blew coat twice and her front feathers looked horrible so I trimmed them back to make them hopefully grow in better and more even. I noticed this last time bathing and drying her it didn't take me nearly as long. I didn't use conditioner this time because I am worried about changing the texture of her coat. The CCA judges all loved her coat (texture wise). Help! Lol thanks in advanced!

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Washing once a week is for a show schudule. For the dog at home I wash about every 4-6 weeks. More often if they are swimming. I only use a good shampoo and rinse really clean. I always blow them out and never let them air dry. Air drying causes dry skin and knots in the coat. For dogs who are prone to hot spots I am sure air drying would make it worse letting them stay damp all day. Make sure they are on a good diet. I only trim ears, feet and unnoticeable touch ups where needed. For the most part my dogs are left with a natural coat. They should be brushed often with a pin brush to prevent knots. Don't use furminators or any stipping type brushes. Run the pin brush behind ears, under arm pits, down front and back leg feathers and tail. If those back leg feathers need a little thinning I like the oster rake. You can always call your local golden retriever club and ask them if they ever have a grooming clinic. They will teach you how to trim your golden to look natural. Products and tools they use. Sometime you can even bring you dog to work with as an example.
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I don't use it the way WhiskeyCreek talked about so she'll have to weigh in.

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Thanks for the tips but I need a show schedule..I haven't been able to show her since June! I was doing good with frequent bathes then she decided to blow coat and bit out her butt feathers. She finally is getting them back in but she blew coat again.

I do have a blow dryer, table, grooming supplies, scissors. I groom/trim her myself. I've been doing it since she was a pup. I don't think I do too bad with getting her trimmed up. The only area I get nervous is her ears.. I always worry I'm going to do too much trimming!


I'll look into the grooming clinic. Hopefully someone will have one!

Anybody else with a protocol they use? What about supplements?

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I haven't been in this for very long but this is what I do for my boy. Also, he only shows once a month, sometimes twice, but I feel that what I do makes his coat look the best.

Bath and Blow once a week

Brush out feathers almost daily with a light misting of water/conditioner
...sometimes I miss a day

I usually try to use ShowOff once a week if he gets extra dirty and blow him out between baths with that

I also soak him in cholestrol every few weeks with his bath

That's pretty much my schedule for his coat. I always trim him right before the show. I bath him the day before and blow him out again the day of.
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