Top 5 Best Golden Retriever Grooming Tools (2021 Review)

Whilst a Golden Retriever may hold some of the best traits known to dog. There are definitely a few things that are a downside when it comes to their shedding.

I actually currently live in an apartment and it gets absolutely everywhere. It can be so difficult to get my dog (Bella’s) hair out and it just goes all over the place. However, throughout the time of owning her, there have been a few essential tools that have played a massive role in keeping the place tidy.


Whether you’re in a big house or small apartment, there’s bound to be something in here for you. After reading this you should have no problem knowing the basics of grooming your new dog or puppy.

If you’re in a hurry, then check out a quick list of the products well be going through.

Best golden retriever tools this year

A few things we will cover here

Here is what I’ll be covering with you in this post. I will explain how to maintain and keep your dog’s coat healthy-looking by teaching you how to groom your dog. As well as reduce the amount of shedding around the house.

Stick around! As there’s going to be plenty of useful information for you to read in this post. For those of you who are not quite familiar with grooming tools, well, I have a little bit of information for you to read beforehand.

In the following section of this post, I’m going to discuss what purposes you may use grooming tools for. 

What is the need for grooming tools?


There are many different purposes for grooming tools and one of the main reasons for grooming a dog is to potentially keep them clean and healthy. Now you may be thinking how does that actually affect the health of the dog in any form or shape.

Well to your surprise, the actual way that grooming can keep them healthy is by removing any debris or dirt away from their skin. Which in turn, will result in good healthy skin, preventing any further damage or harm that could cause further problems later in their life.

Grooming tools are also used to maintain a dog’s natural wastage of their fur coat. This is an especially important part of a golden retriever’s life as they tend to shed a lot of hair throughout the course of the year.

I personally use grooming Tools on a regular basis for my golden retriever.  and by the end of reading this post, you will know exactly how often you should be using them and what tools would be best for you to use too.

Everything has been personally tested by me and we will go on to discuss how I tested it with the tools in the following sections.

How to size things up

You’ll find that different tools have different purposes as you may use brushes and Combs to get rid of additional fur.  what do you mean use clippers to trim down the nails or rakes to de-mat or detangle your dog’s coat?

Not to worry as everything will be explained thoroughly to you and as mentioned by the end of reading this post. You will know everything you need to know about taking the best care of your pup.

Read also: >> Guide to caring for Golden Retrievers

And in doing so this will result in you being a very happy parent with a very happy puppy. So first things first and that means teaching you how to use the tools. As there is no point in buying them if you don’t know what they do. 

The first thing that we will go over is exactly how to groom a Golden Retriever. There are many different ways depending on the purpose or reasoning behind your grooming attempt.

That said, Im sure that if your reading this article, then a quick few tips to get you going will be enough to get the jb done. Keep reading to find out how!

How to groom a golden retriever (The right way!)

dog sitting on grass

I could make this a whole long explanation and exactly how to groom your golden retriever.

But I thought I would put it in an easy-to-understand 10 step process. We all like the efficiency of simplicity in this current day and age.

So I thought I’d give you something which you apparently familiar with. And it’s easier to understand so if you do get stuck at any point it’s easy for you to identify what the problem is and potentially reach out to me for some answers.  

All of the tools mentioned inside of the post will be later explained as to where you can purchase them from as well as how you would use them. For the moment just taking the basic information of what you need to do and then we’ll get more into the complicated stuff later.

Read Also: >> Guide to grooming a Golden Retriever

Ok, so let’s get started! Here are the steps to follow:

Grooming guide

  • Brush your golden down from head to toe using a slicker brush.
  • Use a de-matting rake to detangle any matted hair on your gorgeous body.
  • Bathe your golden retriever with warm water and quality dog shampoo.
  • Dry you’re golden down with warm towels and a blow dryer if possible.
  • Bathe golden down again a second time with the slicker brush after the bath.
  • Trim your golden hair down over their body and then down to the feet using a pair of specially designed fur scissors.
  • Neaten up around the edges using trimming scissors.
  • Cut down your Goldens toenails using a pair of nail clippers designed for dogs.
  • Give your Golden’s coat a final brush to remove any excess hair from the trimming.
  • Apply flea and take preventative to your dog’s fur to complete the Grooming process.

Now that you know how to groom an adult dog.  Let’s move onto if you were grooming a puppy…As you may have a puppy and have specific questions based around them. Don’t worry at all, as I will be covering everything in the following sections. 

Grooming a puppy?

I don’t know where the rumor first started but you will see that a lot of people recommend you don’t bring a puppy until 6 months old. That couldn’t be further from the truth as the estimated age you can start grooming a puppy is around 16 weeks old.

When grooming your puppy for the first time, you may find that nerves get the better of you. this was the case for me too, but I found that just taking things easier proved to be more helpful than I thought.

I recommend starting off with a few simple trims with tools such as trimming shears and scissors. And then once you feel a little more comfortabe you can move onto more difficult tasks that involve styling and clipping of the nails.

in most cases, as long as you have a good guideline to follow you should have no problems with grooming your dog. just be sure to read this post thoroughly as I’ve included most of the basics right here.

Ok, let’s get into my favorite grooming tools!

The 5 Best grooming tools for golden retrievers

The first Tudor I’m going to recommend is a slicker brush. This is the generic brush that you were used for almost everything when it comes to brushing and down your dog’s coat. So I decided to recommend the best brush that outperforms others throughout my testing. 

That brush is called :

1. FURminator Soft Grooming Slicker Brush

After using this brush for about six months, it was still able to hold through tough use and be very durable. To be honest it still does the job as good as new. Here’s an image of how it works in action.

This place is really good for getting out any tangled on matted hair is dry out your golden outer coat. It also has an Antimicrobial plastic surround it to prevent any bacteria from fro lingering around.

The brush also has a stated dual flex design, which does actually make a difference when you’re brushing down your dog. As a kind of glass in whatever direction you’re going in.

Overall it’s a brilliant brush which is why it made it to the top of my list. And to be quite honest it’s the most used tool on the list too. Next, let’s move onto product number two that is recommended as a second essential tool to your kit.

2. Dog rake deshedding de-matting rake


As you can see from the above-listed title. this product doesn’t have a particular brand name. And I think they would be a lot more successful in cells if they did. However, when it comes to raking the undercoat of your golden retriever, it does exactly what it says on the tin. and to be quite frank, that’s all I’m currently looking for.

As you can see they have tailored it around Golden’s, which is why they also have an image on the front of a Golden Retriever for the rake. This rake is designed to target all of the undercoat furs, that may be loose or shedding from your dog.  

It will do so whilst leaving the outer coat intact. This is a great benefit as it will prevent any damage to your dogs out of code which is used as a protection for your dog during their lifetime. You’re able to gather quite a lot of hair in one stroke using this rake, which can really cut down the time it takes to groom your dog too.

3. Pet Magasin Grooming Scissors Kits

scissors for dogs

Next to recommend that you get yourself a pair of dog grooming scissors. I always go for the Amazon choice products as I know Amazon would only put their stamp on it if the product has given great overall service.

These scissors are the ones that I currently use and it was no doubt about it that I didn’t need to even purchase the second paired to test as this work just fine.

You will be using scissors on a regular basis for many different purposes throughout the course of your dog’s life.

This pack comes with a pair of two different scissors that can target different areas of the body. So for example, if you were trimming down their feet and then moving on to the tail then you would have a specific pair of scissors that target each specific area.

4. Safari 770045 Professional Nail Trimmer

safari nail trimmer for dogs

This is just a simple pair of dog nail clippers that do the job.  If you’re looking for information on how to go about cutting your dog’s nails then you can check out the video below. There’s not much to discuss on this topic as it’s just the fear of nail clippers and these are the ones that I purchased without having to test any further.

The way I test is mainly tailored around what does the job most efficiently.  if I find that the first product I purchased does just add then there is no need for me to continue testing. With the brushes, on the other hand, I did purchase 5 in total along with the rakes too. But when it comes to things like nail clippers. I’m just looking for what does the job right.

4. Bayer K9 Advantix II Flea, Tick and Mosquito Prevention

flea prevention for dogs

The last product analyst is purely just based around preventing any unwanted pests. I have decided to place the current product that I’m using at the moment to prevent any pics of fleas from my golden spur coat.

This product was tested against 3 others and appears to do the best job at preventing pests.

It also comes in different doses that can be designed for small or medium-sized dogs 2 large breeds. So no matter how big your Golden is, or if you even have a different dog then I’m sure they will cater to your needs.


So in this post, we covered how you can get the best golden retriever grooming tools for your essential kit. Everything on this list has been provided to you from Amazon of where each link on the page takes you through to the current listings prices.

I have personally tested these products, and this is what I believe to be best to do the job for each of the tasks mentioned above. If there is something you want me to test that hasn’t been listed on this post, then feel free to get in touch or leave a comment below.

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Rachael Summers

Rachael Summers

Rachael Summers is the Founder and Senior Editor at Dig Doggy. She is a lifelong canine enthusiast and adores dogs of all shapes and sizes! Rachael also loves iced coffee, hammocks, and puppy-cuddling!

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Rachael Summers is the Founder and Senior Editor at Dig Doggy. She is a lifelong canine enthusiast and adores dogs of all shapes and sizes! Rachael also loves iced coffee, hammocks, and puppy-cuddling!

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