Grooming a large dog can be challenging enough, but when yours is a large dog who seems to be tuned into just about everything that is going on, this can only make it harder. That is, unless you plan to pay for a weekly or bi-weekly professional grooming service to take care of your big fella's locks.
If you'd rather save some time and some dough, learn how to settle and handle your big, alert dog for at-home grooming. The best thing you can do to make the job easy is to start your dog at a very young age. In fact, even before your pup is ready for a real grooming session, you can start the ball rolling by getting them used to being touched all over.
Your colossal canine probably doesn't really care if she is perfectly groomed out not, very few dogs do. However, just because she doesn’t care, doesn't mean you shouldn't. In fact, grooming is more about keeping your pooch healthy than it is about how she looks. A gorgeous new 'do is just a side benefit!
One of the hardest parts of grooming a large, highly alert dog is not startling them by introducing them to new things too quickly. The best thing you can do is take your time from start to finish. Not only will this make things go a lot easier, but it will make the whole experience more enjoyable. Make it fun for both of you and a bonding moment you will both enjoy.