Hey, as a human you can blow your own nose, trim your own nose hairs, and if you are a guy, shave your face or trim your mustache! But your dog has one big reason why he can't do this for himself. He is missing one very valuable piece of anatomy. That's right, he doesn't have an opposable thumb. This means he can't hold a brush or work a pair of shears. Instead, he relies on you to take care of his snout for him. If you let him down, it could lead to a bacterial infection that requires medical intervention.
Picture this, if you will: Your hands are tied behind your back and you have a nose hair that keeps tickling and scratching at your nose. You can't cut it, you can't itch it, the only thing you can do is try to rub your face on the floor and get some relief. Doesn't sound like much fun, does it? It shouldn't, but this is what your dog goes through when you don't take the time to trim and groom his nose.
Keeping your dog's nose clean and well-groomed is an important part of his continued good health. His nose is his most important asset and he counts on you to take care of it. Be gentle, take your time, and your pup will soon learn to enjoy having his nose groomed on a regular basis. Most of all, be safe and let your pup know you love him.