When grooming time comes around, do you find yourself dreading the day or looking in the medicine cabinet for some kind of tranquilizer? The simple fact is, that some dogs have never learned to relax while they are being groomed--some simply hate the whole process. In most cases, when a dog is behaving like this, it's far more likely due to anxiety than it is him trying to be aggressive. The important thing to remember is that you can teach your pup to relax when its time for grooming.
Take a moment to look at this situation from your pup's point of view. Suddenly, a person walks up with a stack of shiny tools and places them on the table or grooming stand you are being held on. If this isn't scary enough, one of them makes a loud buzzing noise. This would be enough to scare anyone. You must take the time to let your pup get used to the tools before you try to use them.
While grooming a difficult dog can be challenging, the most important thing to remember is that he is not the one running the show. Most dogs will defer to their alpha leader. But when your dog becomes anxious and agitated, you may need to restrain him or give him a sedative until he gets used to being groomed by you. Take your time, relax, and work with your pup until the two of you can both enjoy every grooming session.