Having a challenging dog not only brings challenges to your day-to-day life, but also to things you know must be done, such as brushing out your dog. Brushing a dog who hates to be brushed will take a lot of time and patience on your part. Consider doing the things you hate doing, such as going to the dentist or washing dishes. Your dog feels the same way about being brushed. You know it needs to be done. He knows it needs to be done. But that doesn't make the task any easier. Focus your dog on the rewards he can have during brushing rather than the act he hates.
You know your dog hates being brushed. So, go into the brushing with empathy and understanding--and lots of treats. Take a slow and gentle approach, and don't expect too much until you've had plenty of time to convince your pup brushing is not as horrible as he might think.
Brushing can put you in the dog house with your pooch. But keep your brushing sessions light and rewarding with fun treats or toys filled with high-value treats. Keeping your dog engaged with rewards rather than focused on the act of brushing will keep him looking fur-tastic.