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So would I brush him out good before then give a bath and ?
I think I would like to try this once anyways but am afraid of major matting.

Ideas thoughts or directions especially weather to towel dry or not
 

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You would brush out totaly before bath, don't ever bath mats if you can help it - it maks them worse. After the bath run a comb through the hair and let dry if you want the curly look. When the dog is dry a quick once over to double check that the coat is tangle free will be all thats needed. You shouldn't get any major matting unless you bath with mats in or you mat the dog up during the bath. If you have longer hair don't rub your hands back and forth all over the body when you're shampooing. Rub in the direction of the hair growth just like you would wash a person's hair.

Conditioner is up to you.
 

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hum gotta try this one day. Cant stand the smell of wet dog though so will do it on a sunny day where we will be outside for a few hours after
 

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I had another thought at work today. Rather than let her airdry completely it might be a good idea to towel dry and then hit her quickly with dryer if you have one just to knock off the exesss water. That way she will dry faster AND won't be dripping all over the place. :) Use a yummy smelling shampoo or conditioner and hopefuly she won't smell like wet dog while drying LoL.
 

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I was reading in ym Groomer to Groomer mag about a woman who grooms a lot of "Labradoodles" and may of the owners want a curly look like the dogs below. She said what she does is blow out the coat like you normally would and trim it up to the shape you want then she takes a little leave in conditioner mixed with water in a spray bottle. Spritz the coat until damp and scrunch the coat until you get the desired look. I have never tried it but I think it would work just as well with a Poodle.

http://puppydogweb.com/gallery/labradoodles/labradoodle_cradduck.jpg
http://www.caledonianlabradoodles.co.uk/images/indyflynn1.jpg
http://labradoodles.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/sz-family-puppy-2.jpg
 
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