Another benefit of regular brushing is that you get to spend quality time with your dog. Most smooth coated dogs enjoy being brushed, it feels a lot like being petted really, and it gives you the opportunity to check for cuts and bruises, parasites, and other health concerns that can show up on your dog’s body. Be sure to pay attention to your dog's skin as his coat does not provide a lot of protection from insect stings or sunburn, and when brushing your dog you will notice if he has skin irritations that need addressing.
Most dogs enjoy being brushed. Provided the right tools are used, being brushed feels like being petted or having a nice massage, and who doesn't enjoy that!