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questions questions questions.....
I have multiple questions, so bear with me please!
Where did you learn how to groom your goldens for show? Can anyone recommend a good video or web-based lesson of some sort? I've been looking through YouTube....
What are the totally "essential" grooming tools that you use a lot/ would advise me to start out with? 'Cause right now, I've got a slicker and a rake, and pair of kitchen scissors. Probably going to need to re-vamp my grooming kit a bit....
Do you keep your show dogs from running around in the bush? Because I don't really want to do that- this is a fun hobby for us to do together, he and his little brother are my babies that I look forward to showing, not 'show dogs' that are my babies also....if that makes sense? Anyways, if some of you let your dogs run around in the forest and swim etc, is there any trick you use to mitigate coat damage? I've heard people say I should spray them with that horse product "show sheen" before they go out in the bush so that their coats are to slippery for the burrs to catch in. I haven't tried it yet though.
Anyways, sorry if these are dumb questions but I haven't shown a dog since I was 16 years old, and he was a greyhound so not much worry about grooming there....