Unlike many dogs, Bulldogs actually seem to like being groomed. However, this doesn’t mean your pup won't fuss and struggle at first as they get used to the idea of sitting still and being groomed. All dogs tend to be nervous around the hairbrush, nail clippers, or any of the other tools you plan to use. The big trick here is to work with your pup until they are relaxed and calmed down enough for you to be able to successfully groom them. The best thing you can do is start working with your pup the moment you bring them into your home.
The American Bulldog is a very low maintenance breed, in fact, many owners consider them to be a "wash 'n go" breed. When your pup is young, they won't like being handled or brushed, but with plenty of practice, you can teach your pup to calm down before you groom him and to remain calm while you are making him look his best.
Just because a dog has a short coat, doesn’t mean they don't still need regular grooming. Taking the time to get your pup used to being handled and groomed at a very young age is the best way to set the stage for the future. The most important thing to keep in mind is that you need to remain calm and make the entire experience fun for your pup.