As you probably already know, the Newfoundland or "Newfie" is a very large dog. In fact, the puppies are bigger than many smaller breed dogs are when full grown. They also have very heavy coats, with a soft, dense undercoat and a long coarse outer coat. A coat like this take lots of regular grooming to keep it in good shape and your pup looking his best. But, as gentle a dog as the Newfie is, you will still need to teach him to be calm and relaxed before and during grooming.
Most Newfies are far more interested in playing around with their family and having a good time than they are being groomed. On top of this, even a big dog can be scared of the tools needed to groom him. The good news is that the more you work with your pooch, the less stressed he will be when it's time for his weekly grooming.
Grooming very large dog presents challenges all on its own, but when your dog is scared or nervous about being groomed, you need to invest some time in teaching him to be calm before starting. Keep in mind, the calmer you are, the calmer your Newfie will be when grooming time comes around.