Grooming Our Labradoodle, Jake

Dog grooming is expensive. It's time consuming, and people's time is worth money. To save a little bit I purchased Oster single-speed clippers to groom Jake with. They shave his hair with ease. I also have a couple extra #10 blades.

The sure sign that Jake needs to be groomed is when we can't keep up with his shedding. So when the day comes to groom him I always start by giving him a bath. The key to maintaining a sharp blade is to clip a clean dog. Dirty hair is abrasive and gritty, and will quickly dull your blade. And a dull blade will lengthen the amount of time it takes to groom your dog.

When I'm finished shaving him and he looks fit and trim I take the FURminator to his fur. It strips out the underlayer of hair, and it's that underlayer that contributes to so much of his shedding.

I also use the FURminator once each week in between cuts. He could probably stand to have his hair brushed more often, but I just don't have the time to do it that much. It's amazing how it pulls out so much hair, and it never seems to end. It's as if I pull a whole dog off of him, yet he is still furry. I can't talk highly enough about it and no, I do not work for them. It's just a great product.

The video was taken with my GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition.