Grooming your Golden Retriever can be a wonderful way to bond to him and get to know his body. Goldens vary in their coat length depending on their genetics, but all Goldens require brushing on at least a weekly basis. Grooming your Golden Retriever regularly can help you maintain his health in a variety of ways. You can identify parasites before they become a problem, keep track of lumps and bumps, and teach your Golden to trust you to handle his body. The time you spend brushing, bathing, trimming nails, and tending to feet can be a wonderfully quiet and special time if you take the time now to train your dog to accept and enjoy it.