Do feel challenged by the thought of grooming your giant dog? Whether you have a tiny terrier or St. Bernard named Boozer, they all need to be groomed on a regular basis in order to keep their skin and coat healthy. When most professional groomers tell you that they don’t work with dogs the size of Boozer or have ridiculous rates, learning to do it yourself will save you money and help you bond with your pooch. Just remember to keep sessions short and make them fun for everyone.
Your big fella probably thinks he does a pretty good job of keeping himself well-groomed simply by using his tongue. But, in reality, this is really not good enough. It is not so much that most dogs like him mind being groomed, for many it is the sight and sound of the tools you use to groom him that cause the problem. This can often be the result of a previous poor grooming experience.
Trying to groom a giant dog can be very challenging, especially if you have never done so before. The big thing to remember is that no matter the size of the dog, the grooming process is the same. Take your time, make it fun, and let your big buddy get used to the whole thing. This is a great time for both of you to bond and enjoy each other's company.