Hi Lori, I tried a groomer in Framingham called Puppy Love. The owners name is Christine. She did a really nice job and I will be taking Sophie back there soon as she needs another haircut. It's not all that convenient to Concord.
Would you like to get together someday and take the pups for a walk? I live right near a really nice conservation land in Wayland or I could take a ride up to Concord. Do you know if Cooper is related to Sophie?
Cooper is a real cutie! Daisy also loves the snow.
You might want to ask your groomer what grooming tools she recommends. I didn't even realize I wasn't brushing Daisy like I should until she got badly matted. I showed the groomer the brush I had been using and she told me what one I actually needed to use. Another doodle owner (Blue Sterling) also told me to follow up with a comb once a week to make sure you get all the snarls. Paul Mitchell Pet also has some detangler you can use when brushing.
Hope this helps! I think winter is especially hard. Daisy's hard is so thick and coarse right now. I'm sure she has some mats I am not getting to.
I bought these great dog booties for Sophie at Especially for Pets. They're made by Muttluks and you can go to their web site at www.muttluks.com.
I don't make them. Wish I did cause they're expensive but in this deep snow they keep sophie's feet warm, dry and free of snow balls between the toes. I just ordered a snowsuit from their web site because when I take her out on the conservation land snow shoeing, her body gets so loaded with snowballs, she can hardly move especially when the temperature is a little warmer, the snow sticks to these long haired doodles. We should get together sometime and walk the pups. It would be so fun to meet one of sophie's relations. I live on Heard Road in Wayland right next to great conservation land, Heard Farm. Come meet for a walk, we're here all through the holidays.
Hi Lori, Cooper looks exactly like Otis! He also loves to sit with his chin resting on the end of the couch. I'll have to post some more pictures of him. Otis was actually the 2nd to last puppy picked. We had a choice of him or Cooper and the only way we could decide between them was to put them down together and see who came to us first. Otis ran right to us and Cooper went in the opposite direction. He must have been waiting for you!