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  1. Shedding + Smells: Resources + Q's from a Newbie

    Golden Retriever Grooming
    I'll admit: I'm a bit neurotic about my clothes (ok, let's just call it what it is; I'm vain), so I was wondering if anyone here had any tips for how to handle shedding and odors in both the home and on clothes? And how accurate is this shedding video? I'm guessing that's about 1 week of...
  2. What to Ask Groomer

    Golden Retriever Grooming
    My boy just turned 1 at the end of May. I took him to the groomers to get his nails trimmed and grinch feet trimmed when he was a puppy to get him used to it, that’s it. Once he hit around 5-6 months, he was somewhat used to it and I am able to do it at home now. I also bathe him at home (every...
  3. Best Groomers for Golden's in The Greater Vancouver Area

    Golden Retriever Grooming
    I haven't posted here in a while, but have been struggling to find a quality groomer for my heavily coated conformation style Golden, Ripley. We live in South Surrey, but I am willing to travel for the right groomer! She has gotten some hack jobs from local groomers lately, and is feeling a...
  4. Hot Spot

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hey everyone! I'm hoping someone can help! While checking Leo for ticks found a hot spot behind his ear :( His hair had matted a little so I cut the matted part out and cleaned it as much as I could. I took him to the vet about a month ago for an ear infection that turned out to be food...
  5. 9 month old's coat is suddenly dull halfway down his back???

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Hi everyone, our golden, Gus, is just about 9 months old, and we've very recently noticed that about halfway down his back his coat becomes dull and much lighter than the top half. From his head down to midway down his back, his fur is beautiful - thick and lustrous. Then midway down his back it...
  6. Horrible Grooming Situation

    Golden Retriever Grooming
    Hello all, My golden, Piper was given a hack job at the groomers about a month ago. They cut her hindquarters unevenly, thinned out her coat, hacked up her chest, and cut two of her nipples to the point of bleeding. The fur still doesn't seem to have grown out at all. I am very upset as her fur...
  7. Advice/Opinions

    Golden Retriever Grooming
    Ace is 5 months old now and I've been bathing him at home but yesterday I took him to his first groomers appointment and was severely disappointed. I'm wondering if it's worth it to buy the proper stuff to bathe him at home? Or if anyone has incredible groomers they trust for goldens in the...
  8. Grooming kit help & suggestions

    Golden Retriever Grooming
    Hello, I am new here and hoping for advice on putting together a good beginners grooming kit. My girl is going into service dog training and will need to be kept neat and professional. After looking around I have a start on my supplies but still missing a few things. Im still not sure about...
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    Golden Retriever Grooming
    I am curious to see some pictures of a good grooming setup. Something like a DIY setup in your house or yard. I would also appreciate if you can share the products you use for grooming in the kit and their brand names if any. oh, dont hesitate to share pics of the beautiful looking dog of yours.
  10. When does the "puppy fuzz" go away?

    Golden Retriever Grooming
    Hi all, Diesel is 10 weeks old and just a ball of FUZZ! I've been combing and brushing him to get him used to it (better start now so he can be familiar with the idea, I think!), and there's really never fur coming out on the comb! He truly is just so FLUFFY, and I'm wondering when I can expect...
  11. Will my golden's hair grow back?

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Help, I am a little bit upset. My dog, Rocky, which I adopt 4 months ago, have a skin problem.. The doctor recommend me to let them cut his hair, for his treatment.. I thought when they say cut, it would be not shaved. But he is now fully shaved :no: and I don't know if it will ever grow...
  12. Is this a golden retriever?

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    In the original Full House television program, a golden retriever played the family's dog, Comet. There is a sequel coming this fall called Fuller House. A dog is featured in the 1 minute 15 second trailer below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhInIOKwGXU I am thinking golden retriever, but...
  13. Help! with (SO MUCH) Shedding

    Golden Retriever Grooming
    Ziggy is shedding a ton - do older puppies lose their coat or is this a normal, yearly type of thing? (eek!) Anyways, we were hoping to cut down on the shedding. We bought a Furminator from our vet but our handler friend told us it's bad for their coat. Is this true - does the Furminator...
  14. K9 or Kool dry??

    Golden Retriever Grooming
    I'm a groomer and I'm looking into getting a dryer just to have at home for my own dogs. We have a k9 II at the shop and I love it. Works great, very powerful, blasts out the undercoat on thick dogs, and is pretty fast to get them dry. The downside is that is is incredibly (almost painfully)...
  15. Skin Problems for Active Golden

    Golden Retriever Grooming
    Hey everyone! I'm hoping to get some advice about some skin issues my sweet girl is having. She has some food sensitivities which can exacerbate the issue but we have switched to Taste of the Wild and she's doing much better. However, this season has done a number on her. A little background...
  16. Grooming Ears on a Conformation Golden

    Golden Retriever Grooming
    Hi, I just had a question about grooming the ears on Goldens for conformation. I currently have 2 Goldens, but have only showed in obedience. In the future, I would like to get a conformation Golden and start showing in that. I work as a professional pet groomer, but I know there is a world...
  17. Show Grooming a Golden?

    Golden Retriever Grooming
    I am a pet groomer. On Golden Retrievers I do pet trims- sanitary trim (under belly and around bottom), trim the back feathers, tail, front feathers, underneath the belly and feet. I am getting a Golden Retriever soon in a few weeks and would like to keep it in a show coat. I don't plan on...
  18. Suddenly shedding! Help!

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    So, I boarded my one-year old golden this past Thursday. He stayed a few nights and was bathed by the groomer. Since I got him back, he has been shedding UNBELIEVABLY. Like to the point that I can't bring him inside. The fur just falls off of him. I have vacuumed him and brushed him out and it...
  19. Nice Beginner Grooming Kit?

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hello! I'm new to the forum and new to grooming, any recommendations for a beginner grooming kit? I read you can get scissors and thinning shears at Sally's, but wasn't sure which ones etc. Also need to know what else I should have for a simple home grooming / touchup type kit. I'm not...
  20. Duke - doing the "new trick" across the floor...

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Help! I'm worried about Duke. For the past 2 months he has been on and off antibiotics. It started with giardia (which we confirmed had cleared up). Then about 10 days after he finished treatment he got a prepuce infection. So the vet put him on cefpodoxime. About 3 days into treatment he...
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