Your dog’s belly is soft and tender. It’s likely one of his most favorite places to have you rub and pet. But his belly is also quite sensitive. This is an area where tangles and knots form rather quickly as your dog's plays or even simply lies down. If your large dog’s belly has mats or large knots, you may need to shave his belly with clippers to remove the mats. Otherwise, if you are brushing his belly at least once a week his fur should remain soft and tangle-free and easy to groom.
Though your large dog may enjoy a good belly rub, he may not enjoy belly brushing. Remember when you brush your large pup’s belly to be aware of any tangles or knots he has so you're not pulling on his sensitive skin. Be gentle in this area and remember to give your large dog a good potty cut while you're working on his belly.
Your large dog may not enjoy a belly brushing, so if he is apprehensive, start off with a belly rub or rub his ears or his tummy before you gently brush the sensitive area on his stomach. Have some patience and reinforce a good belly grooming with some tasty treats.
Whether your large breed dog has long and fluffy fur or short soft fur, his belly is still going to need to be groomed on a regular basis. Keep him looking fur-tastic by brushing that belly at least once a week. Stay on top of any mats and knots so his sensitive sanitary areas are not bothered by the pain of pulling fur.