There is nothing more enjoyable than running your hands through Shaggy's long coat. It can be very cathartic. But if you are like many people who own a dog with a shaggy coat, you probably spend a lot of money taking him to the groomer and paying a small fortune to have them cut his hair when it gets out of control. If you are ready to break this endless cycle of trading your hard-earned cash for a freshly trimmed Shaggy, it really isn't that hard to cut a shaggy dog once you learn how. In fact, you can make it a fun time for both of you once he gets used to being trimmed.
To be honest, Shaggy likes his long coat and truly couldn't care less how long it gets. But, if you allow it to grow too long, it can become matted and filled with burrs, debris, fleas, and ticks, which can lead to serious health issues. The goal is to work with Shaggy rather than against him as you attempt to bring that crazy mess under control.