If grooming your dog at the professional groomer's is getting to be too expensive, there is an alternative. You can learn to groom your dog's fur at home yourself and save money. Not only is this a good way to cut down on your bill, it's also a great way to bond more closely with your pup.
In most cases, grooming your dog can be a lot of fun and once you have mastered the skill, you might find yourself wondering why you waited so long to get started. Once you have mastered the basic grooming skills, it should take less than 30 minutes to groom him.
While your dog might like being well-groomed, he is likely to be pretty nervous the first few times you break out the shears or clippers. The sight and sound of these items can be pretty scary to your pup at first. You can help by taking him for a nice long walk to tire him out and calm him down before you get started. You should also have a handy supply of his favorite treats until he is comfortable with being groomed.
Any time you groom your pup, you want him to come out of it looking his best. Take your time, work with your pup, and both of you will learn to enjoy the process. Imagine how good you are going to feel when you no longer have to spend a fortune at the groomer's just to make your pup look his best!