Many pet owners are discovering that it is far more convenient to do their own dog grooming at home. Not only do you save on grooming fees and gas, which is a big expense these days, but you save time, as well, not having to commute to take your dog to the groomers. DIY grooming has several other benefits, as well. You'll get to bond with your dog and get to know him better through the grooming process.
Having everything you need on hand is very important since you want to be able to do each grooming step after the other, avoiding distractions. This is easier on the dog and will keep you organized, as well.
Just because they have short hair doesn't mean that Labrador Retrievers don't have to be groomed on a regular basis, because they do. Daily grooming sessions should include removing the dead hair from the dog's coat with a short haired rake, an inspection of the dog's ears to make sure they aren't infected, a quick glance at the dog's feet to make sure that the pads aren't cut and a brush with a firm bristle brush.