GROOMING TIPS FOR COCKAPOO’S WAVY RINGLET COAT

Cockapoo’s

Cockapoo  a relatively new and already much loved pet with a variety of coats, great looks, with wonderful temperaments and personalities.

There is no one simple solution to washing and Grooming these dogs as they have three different fur types:-

Straight, Wavy Ringlet, and Teddy Bear/Curly

These tips are aimed at The Wavy/Ringlet where you allow the coat to grow into Ringlets, it requires conscientious grooming but will reward you with a great looking dog. If you take your dog to your local Dog Grooming Parlour we would always recommend that you chat with your groomer for tips on bathing and drying your dog and also maintenance of their ears where they are prone to ear infections and, if fur allowed to grow they can quickly build up wax deposits in the ear.

We have a number of customers who are successfully grooming their Cockapoos with our products so we know you will be able to get great results using some or all of our products and we welcome feedback from you all on how you achieve your best finishes using Roses products on your Cockapoo.

Visit our website www.rosestopdog.com or our Facebook page reviews and read review of Vicki Kelly a Cockapoo owner.

Generally they require a good brush every 3 or 4 days but with this coat they will moult two times a year for approximately two weeks, an indicator of this is when you run your hands through their coat you will feel the knots tangles and mats developing in their coat.. It is essential that during these times you brush on a daily basis this will avoid and minimise knots tangles and matting of the coat. These knots etc are caused when the shed hair stays in the coat and if not brushed out it will encourage knots etc. Technique is important here, never groom a dry coat use an anti-tangle conditioner, liberally spraying the area which you will be grooming. As the coat is thick and will require a fair amount of effort and time we would recommend you approach the task in four parts each part including a leg. Start from the paws and work upwards, grooming from root to tip of hair ensuring you remove all loose hair and ensuring there are no mats and tangles. Once this is completed thoroughly rinse out all of the conditioner and then dry the dg. Important note here try to wet only the are you will be grooming and rinse only that areas this will avoid knots etc becoming more entangle in the areas you have not groomed. How to dry efficiently we will cover later.

There are many web sites offering advice on Bathing and Grooming some of which is contradictory so we will keep our recommendations on athing simple. Frequency of Bathing monthly or more often if your dog loves the smelly stuff.

What you will need

A Dog Shampoo (do not use Human Shampoo as they have different formula’s which generally are too harsh for dogs)

A Anti-tangle  Conditioner

1 x Roses Grooming and Drying Brush (optional)

1 x Roses Mega Absorbent PVA Towel

1 x Roses Large Super Absorbent Microfibre Towel

1 x Soft Slicker Brush, 1 x Rake plus a good quality Steel Comb

A good supply of treats.

We would recommend using the shower with a non slip mat but if this not viable use your bath and ensure a non slip mat or old towel for your dog to stand on, which will avoid your dog slipping. Ensure the water is a comfortable temperature not too hot or too cold and then thoroughly wet you dog. Then apply shampoo and here we recommend that you knead the shampoo into the fur not vigorously rub it in as this can cause tangles etc. When completely shampooed then thoroughly wash out all shampoo and do ensure you remove all shampoo as if left in it can cause itchiness. Special note here do avoid water and shampoo getting in your dogs ears and eyes and the best tip we can give here is to wash from the head down the body this minimises the chances of water getting eyes and ears. If using a conditioner repeat this process.

Once bathing of dog is completed use the Mega Absorbent PVA Towel to dab all excess water from the coat, squeezing the towel out often for maximum absorbency, do not rigorously rub the coat as this can cause knotting etc. When the excess water is removed wrap your Cockapoo in the Large Super Absorbent Towel and scrunch the coat through the towel until the coat is just moist, again avoid vigorous rubbing.

Now you can leave the dog to ‘air dry’ or as our customers prefer dry your Cockapoo using the Roses Grooming and Drying Brush. We would recommend that you use the nit as Hand Blaster by not fitting a brush head and always keep the unit approximately 25cm away from the coat this will avoid the voat being blown into new tangles, and set the unit on High Heat and High Power.

On full power and full heat this activates the light enabling you to inspect the coat, your dogs skin for any problems, and of course help you to spot any uninvited guest’s in their coat. Ensure you thoroughly dry the coat and if you want the coat to remain wavy, scrunch the fur in your hands after each pass with the grooming/dryng brush.

If during any of the bathing process your dog becomes stressed or dis-comforted then strategic use of the treats will help and soon your dog will look forward to these grooming sessions and actually regard them as pampering sessions. Grooming is a great way of strengthening the bond between your dog you.

We look forward to hearing your experiences and of course receiving pictures of your Cockapoo’s after your Grooming and Pampering Sessions.

THE ROSES TEAM

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