Okay folks, very first I want to say I'm NOT an expert on training, grooming, or anything for that matter but I have tried out many plans and products for my dogs in my 40 plus years of experience and here are some of the things that I wouldn't want to live without. I DO NOT RECEIVE ANY COMPENSATION FOR POSTING ANY OF THESE PRODUCTS AND THEY ARE MY RECOMMENDATIONS ONLY, FROM EXPERIENCE. So, take this as what it is, free advice!! I have had many people ask what I use for my dogs so here it is. I don't care where you buy any of these products and just recommend you search the web for the best prices. I have some more products that I'll be adding as soon as I have the time and can find photos of them for you. Enjoy.
Training Aids-In order of preference
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Clicker training - the 4 Secrets of Becoming a Supertrainer
Warning: The following information may change the way you look at dog training forever. Continue reading at your own risk!
From Morten Egtvedt & Cecilie Koeste
Dear Fellow Dog Trainer,
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My suggestion is that you borrow (library, etc) or buy at least two of these books, three prefered, and use your time waiting for your puppy in learning how to raise a dog. Do not take any of these books as 'gospel' or try to train with the book in one hand and your leash in another. Do what I do and learn all you can and then adapt what you learn for real life and your personal environment. This is why I suggest studying several different authors and you will see some common opinions and some that work in your particular circumstance. Of course, I am always available to answer questions for the lifetime you own your dog but having these resourches handy will help you have different options immediately available. These are the professionals for training and I reference them still, to this day, when I get stumped. I am a 'breeder', not a trainer, veterinarian, or a groomer (although I could play one on TV after all my hands on experience,lol), so I bow to the experts. You will get your recommendations from these books on types of crates, harnesses, etc and you can choose by what will work for your situation. I do send your first crate and collar that will be all you need for your puppies' first weeks, maybe months, and you can then decide what you want for your long term choices.
Grooming Aids-For leaving long and coated or if you decide to clip your AD
If you want to clip your dog-ABSOLUTE top notch reference
Short or long they need baths. This is what I use or just ask your groomer.
Your first comb,for puppies and shorter coated
For when coats are longer and thicker
A good pin/combo brush is necessary whether short or long
You must have a slicker whether short or long and get the shorter bristle for puppies, or shorter coats, and get longer as the coat grows
If you intend to leave your Aussiedoodle long and natural you can stop here and this is all you'll need but if you want to clip them short or just prefer to groom them yourself then the products I recommend are below for our breed. If you just want to take them to the groomer once or twice a year and let them deal with the grooming then you can forget all that follows. They really don't take much upkeep but you can do as much, or as little, as you like. If you'll just give them a good brush or combing once a week while they're sitting on your lap then that is all they'll really ever need. I do recommend that you do clip around their rears, on pads of feet and on their bellies just for hygiene though. This can be done once every six months at the groomers if you don't want to deal with it yourself. No,I'm not going to get into HOW to groom them here on my site, that is why I recommend the above book or a good 'all breed' grooming book. If you leave them long then I groom exactly like they recommend doing an Old English Sheepdog. Once again, I am not a groomer!! I do my own but wouldn't take any to a dog show with my results...lol!
Great if kept long or short for doing feet and rears and bellies
If you want to do the whole body you'll need this (or any good clipper brand) for doing the whole body with the blades I list below
For all over, once a year clip(I use this for all my older breeding dogs)
Just a second,slightly shorter clip for full body. Use either of these or a 3/4 inch blade if you don't have any matts.
For all over body if you let coat get away from you or if you like the super short look
Only for bellies, rears and bottom of feet whether you keep long or short