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How old is she? I ask because she looks young, and new coat is changing - often causing certain areas to "stick up" as more undercoat comes in and the outer guard hairs are lengthening and changing texture.
And, what kind of dryer do you use? There is a real art to blowing out a Golden and getting the hair to lay flat. It takes a forced air dryer, a metal comb, and a good pin brush. Is there anyone close to you who shows Goldens who could show you how to do it? Some dogs, additionally, do have some wave to the coat and "it is what it is" as the saying goes... those dogs are generally dampened and have either a spandex "coat" put on, or a towel pinned tightly to hold it down while it dries. Best scenario, if you are really wanting this to be flat, is to have someone experienced show you how to do it. Frequency will also help to "train" the coat.