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How to trim a Goldendoodle's face yourself

First, gather your blunt tipped scissors (aka ball tipped scissors), thinning shears, and steel comb. Then tell your favorite Wookiee it's time for a transformation!

Uncover the Eyes

Using your blunt tipped scissors, carefully trim the hair trim away from your Goldendoodle's eyes at an angle, as shown in the picture. The scissor will cut a sharp line, so, once you have removed an ample amount of hair revealing your pup's eyes, use your thinning shears to rough up the line and give your dog a more care-free appearance.

the Beard

Gently brush your Goldendoodle's face using a steel comb. Then chop off the excess beard using your blunt tipped scissors and trim the hair around her in an oval shape. Once your have removed the bulk of the excess hair, using your thinning shears to blend your lines.

Top of the Head

Pull out that steel comb again and carefully brush the top of your goldendoodle's head, being sure to remove any mats or debris. Next use your blunt tipped scissors to trim her top knot. I prefer a flatter top that gently angels into the ears without an abrupt line (as generally seen on poodles). Once you are generally happy with the overall shape, again use your thinning shears to blend your lines.

Shorter Ears

Gently brush the ears using a steel comb. Then snip off the excess ear length using your blunt tipped scissors, being careful not to cut the ear leather. I like to follow the natural shape of the dog's ear. Once are happy with the shape of one ear, use your scissors to trim the other to match. Pull both ears towards your dog's nose to make sure they are approximately the same length. When you have achieved generally uniform ear length and shape of your liking, use your thinning shears to blend your lines. You may find that a different length looks best on your Goldendoodle. Step back and look at your doodle. You will undoubtedly find a few stray hairs to trim.

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