There are several problems you are likely to encounter when you have a destructive dog. These range from tearing up your furniture to chewing on just about anything they can get their teeth on. If this sounds like your favorite furball, then you have a destructive dog. Destructuve behavior is a problem that can make grooming him more than a little challenging. You can, of course, muzzle him or get the vet to give you a tranquilizer, but what you really need to do is teach your dog to remain calm and relaxed before and during grooming time.
Your dog has developed his destructive behavior for a reason. Boredom is one of the most common reasons for this type of behavior, but he could be teething (for puppies) or have sore gums (for older dogs). Once you have a better understanding of why he is being so destructive, you can work to put an end to it. In the meantime, let's take a look at ways to calm your pooch down enough to continue on with grooming him.
Even destructive dogs need to be groomed, it is up to you to teach your pooch to remain calm during the grooming sessions. You can redirect his destructive nature towards toys or bones, giving him something to chew on and keep his attention focused on the toy/bone while you do your job. In time, he will outgrow his destructive behavior and will already be an expert at being chill while he is being groomed.