Goldendoodle: Must-Have Brush #1


Most often, professional groomers will suggest a metal combo like this one. [Amazon link]

From my experience, these dog combs work great in the hands of a professional, but as a DIYer at home, it caused my Doodle to cry outwhen I tried to remove several small mats.

Using the metal comb made her not want to come near me when I had it in my hand.

As far as I am concerned, this brush is hands down the best brush for painlessly removing matted fur that I have ever seen!

#1 DE-MATTING comb

As I said, this is hands down the best way to remove matted fur without making your dog cry in pain. 

This is the de-matting comb I bought and recommend you try. I was really amazed at how cheap it was on Amazon. [Amazon Link]

Lexie, my Goldendoodle, is a bit of a wimp when it comes to grooming. She will whine just at the idea something may hurt. Once I purchased this de-matting comb, I can spend thirty minutes going through her fur and she will just sit there and let me work.

My favorite way to use this de-matting comb if it is just for routine maintenance is to get Lexie up on my lap. She will usually settle down and let me rake through her fur for five or six minutes. Much more than that and she will get restless and jump down. I take a 10 or 15-minute break and then come back for another session of raking through her fur.


There are several ways to use the de-matting comb. You can use it all over to remove small tangles before they become full-blown mats. However, may groomers may not recommend this because it could cause cut or break the ends of the fur. At least this is what some groomers have said.

From my experience and as a dog owner who just wants something easy that works and does not cause a lot of pain for my dog, I have not had any issues using this de-matting comb.


In the photo above I am actually brushing against the grain of her fur. Typically I run with the fur. This is especially true if I know she has mats that need attention.

Then, once I find a mat, I will lift up and then gently work the comb front to back allowing the serrated blades to cut through the matted fur.

If the mat is really bad, I  will hold the mat with my fingers and put the blade of the comb at the base of the mat. Then pull the mat over the comb to be able to cut the entire mat out of the fur without removing surrounding fur.

Something I will use scissors, but I have found that scissors often take out healthy fur when the de-matting comb can get lower without getting the health fur.