Grooming your large breed pup comes with its own challenges, size being a rather large challenge for some. But when your large dog is also overly cheerful, you’ll likely spend much of your time laughing at your big guy or redirecting him so he will stay still long enough for you to get something done. Cheerful dogs are easy going but often full of energy. This might mean you need to take grooming tasks in stages or keep your pup occupied while in each stage.
Let your big cheery dog's energy drive the grooming tasks. He'll feel in control, and you'll laugh enough to have fun. Make this stress-free instead of stressful.
Your large, cheerful dog might be a bit too busy to pause long enough to want to groom. He might be eager to get out and play, or he might be restless or impatient while you are grooming. You can keep him entertained with toys and even with rewards such as treats after the minor task.