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Just became a recent mommy of Mika and loving it.  At what age does one start brushing a goldendoodle?  I was given 3 different brushes but not sure which one for a puppy?

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Comment by Harrison, Brodie & Kris on May 25, 2014 at 1:37pm

I have been brushing Harrison daily since he was 4 months old. He now gets so excited when he sees the brush and comb, he will make a trumpet sound. I have always used a detangler on him as well to help with any little mats. You can buy a product called The Stuff or Showsheen. It makes their coat soft, shinny and cuts down on the coat holding dirt. It is also so much easier to brush them out. Both of these products also give them a nice clean smell between baths. 

Comment by Jan, Lily & Nessy on May 15, 2014 at 3:12pm

I really like a medium tooth comb (medium - as in medium spacing of the tines).  Get one with a comfortable handle.  Combs get all the way down to the skin, some brushes can't, and I found it harder to do my girls with brushes.

As everyone said, start early, make it pleasant bonding time, and you and Mika will both benefit from her learning to like it early on. :)

Comment by kathy vi on May 14, 2014 at 9:13pm
Thanks everyone. I was a little concern using the wrong brush would damage her fur. I'm going through major teething right now (terrible two's???) So pretty much my main concern is her not to destroy the house. Great advice on the brushing and poking for bonding purpose. My previous who I loved dearly has a horrible temperament and brushing was not allowed with her. I'm determined to get it right with Mika.
Comment by DonMarie & Picco on May 14, 2014 at 12:22pm

When I first got Picco he got a bath, brushed him, played with his mouth, ear, everything!  Just get them used to being touched, poked, etc. I think it helps with bonding too. He still doesn't like his feet touched but he doesn't have a choice. I can do anything to the boy now.

I have 3 different brushes and a comb and they all have their uses.

Comment by Debbie & Trixie on May 14, 2014 at 9:09am

I agree with Beverly...brush now even if it's not needed just so your puppy is used to the process and enjoys (or at least tolerates!) it as she grows.  I also started brushing Trixie's teeth the day we brought her home.  Keeping her teeth and gums clean and healthy will likely prevent her having to go under anesthesia later in her life to get a professional cleaning.

Comment by Beverly and Eli on May 14, 2014 at 6:01am

Mika is adorable and you can start brushing (her?) now so she will get used to it. Try each brush out and see which one does the job for now. Enjoy this precious bundle now as they grow really fast!

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