Hello Lori,I really feel for you! It’ll grow back and you know now not go trust groomers. Many have had the same experience, I bought my own grooming stuff and trimmed Aidan’s ear fluff and then I decided he looked much cuter before I did it. I looked up so much stuff about how long it wold be to grow out. I felt horrible! It’s really not hard to trim a golden. I had decided to never take Aidan to groomer because we had an incident when he was getting a nail trim. He jumped off the table and almost died by hanging. Thank God I was in the room to hold him up, but he was screaming and I thought he wouldn’t survive it. What’s done is done and the hair will grow back soon enough and all will be in the past,
OMG! I would have freaked out. You know what's so crazy? I actually purchased a grooming kit a while back that included a comb and different types of shears. I would only use the shears to trim the fly away hairs around his paws and ears, but I never trusted myself to go near his coat. This is definitely a lesson learned and I appreciate the encouraging words!