It might seem strange, but while many dog owners have no problem grooming their pup's body, when it comes to grooming their head and face, they balk. Many are afraid of injuring their pup, others simply feel as though they don’t have the necessary skills. But taking your big dog to the groomer every month can be pretty expensive. On the other hand, if you could learn to do the job yourself, not only can you save money, but you get to spend a little bonding time together.
In reality, the average dog couldn't care less whether or not you take the time to groom his head. He is quite happy using his paws and wiping his face on the carpet and furniture. However, if you want your pup to remain happy and healthy, it's time for you to learn how to groom his head and face. Once you get the basics down, it should only take you a few minutes every couple of weeks or so as needed.
It really isn't that hard to keep your dog's head groomed along with the rest of his body. The big thing is to remain nice and calm. Your attitude and demeanor will rub off on him and help him to remain calm. In time, you can treat this as a bonding moment between the two of you. Be sure you give him lots of treats to let him know he's a good boy.