Grooming a Goldendoodle is a chore, we know that but we do it anyway because we love them and we want to take as good care of them as we could, but some parts of grooming them can be tricky. For example: What should you do about their tails?
It may seem like a silly question, but it’s a legit question that I’ve had the first day I took my Goldendoodle home. Here is what I’ve learned:
So, do you trim a Goldendoodle tail? Yes, you should trim your Goldendoodle’s tail to prevent any matting in their tails and tangling, however, the tail is actually the easiest part to trim but as usual, you should be careful, with the right tools and some practice, you can do it like a pro and in no time.
In this article, we’re going to discuss – in detail – how to care for your Goldendoodle’s tail and what grooming is needed for their tails. You can also check out this guide to prevent matting in your Goldendoodle’s coat.
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Do You Trim A Goldendoodle Tail?
There are a few things to consider before you trim your Goldendoodle’s tail.
Some people believe that trimming a dog’s tail can make them more susceptible to injury, as the tail is used for balance.
However, if you do not trim your Goldendoodle’s tail, it will become matted and tangled, which can cause pain and discomfort for your pet.
If you are concerned about leaving their tail untrimmed but still want to prevent matting and tangling, there are other options you can choose from:
- The first one is to use an electric trimmer or scissors with a guard on the blade so that it does not cut too close to the skin, this will help keep your Goldendoodle’s tail healthy and free from any tangles or knots.
- The second option is to use a brush on the end of the hair with some water so that it does not get matted down but instead comes out cleanly after being brushed through (this works better if you have a curly-haired Goldendoodle).
- The third option, and probably the best one if you are not comfortable trimming your dog’s tail yourself, is to take them to a professional groomer who will be able to do it for you. They will have the experience and expertise needed to get the job done without hurting your pup in any way!
How To Trim Your Goldendoodle’s Tail?
Before we get into the steps of how you should trim your Goldendoodle’s tail, you should first know what tools you are gonna use.
- You can trim your Goldendoodle’s tail with a pair of scissors or an electric trimmer, but you should be careful not to cut too close to the skin.
- Use a comb and brush beforehand (if possible) so that there are no tangles in their coat before starting the trimming process.
Don’t forget that dogs wag their tail to communicate, so not all dogs appreciate having their tails handled. Work with your dog until they are comfortable letting you handle their tail.
Now, here is how you can trim their tails step by step.
- When cutting their hair, it’s necessary to brush and comb their tail before beginning the trimming process. Remove any mats from their tails as well as detangle them with a tail brush and comb.
- If you can, use a comb or your fingers to separate your dog’s skin from the scissors.
- Always keep your scissors parallel to the skin and point them away from your Goldendoodle.
- You should always avoid pulling their hair or their tail while trimming because they may move and end up getting hurt.
You need to pay extra attention during this process to be aware of any sudden movement that your dog may make and be one step ahead of them, even if you have just a little feeling that they are about to move then stop as soon as possible and continue when they stop moving.
Make sure all the hair is cut evenly, and take your time to make sure it looks neat and tidy.
Different Grooming Cuts For Goldendoodle Tails
There are three types of grooming cuts for Goldendoodle tails, and each one has a different look.
The most common is the shortcut
This type of hair trimming involves cutting off all but about two inches from the end of your dog’s tail (or as much as you want).
This cut will make it easier to keep your Goldendoodle’s tail tangle-free, and it will also help to keep their coat looking neat and tidy.
The next type of grooming cut is the taper. This involves tapering the hair gradually from the base of your dog’s tail to the end so that there is no blunt edge.
This style gives an elegant look that many people prefer over other types of tail trimmings.
This type is also the easiest to maintain and will not require any special tools or equipment on your part, which means less time spent grooming!
The last type is called the “puppy cut.” This style involves cutting a straight line across at an angle from base to tip so that the end result looks like a cone shape.
This type of trimming is great for dogs with long hair because it helps them keep their coat looking neat and tidy without having to spend hours on grooming every day!
If you want your Goldendoodle’s tail trimmed in one of these three ways, then be sure to take them to a professional groomer who will be able to do it for you.
They will have the experience and expertise needed to get the job done without hurting your pup in any way!
However, if you would like to do it yourself, you can just follow the steps mentioned above and you can also check this video that will tell you exactly how to groom a Goldendoodle and not just their tail.
Do Groomers Trim Tails?
Yes, most groomers do trim tails, they usually trim around the base of your dog’s tail to prevent any tangling or mating in their tail, but if you don’t want you can always ask them not to or you can tell them exactly how you want their tail to look like.
Why Is My Goldendoodle Tail Curly?
The reason why your Goldendoodle’s tail is curly is because of the gene they likely got from their poodle parent, which causes their coat to be wavy or curly. It can also mean that they have more than one copy of this gene, which makes their coats curlier than other breeds with only one copy.
How Long Does It Take For Dog’s Hair To Grow Back?
It usually takes about two to three weeks for a dog’s hair to grow back after it has been trimmed, but this can vary depending on the breed of your dog, their age, how short did you cut their hair, and how fast their hair grows.
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