When the time comes for you to groom your large, independent dog, does hw make life difficult or is grooming him a breeze? Grooming should never be difficult, yet it can take a while for a truly independent dog like yours to calm down enough to actually enjoy being groomed to look his best. Keep in mind that at least one method involves a bath, but you do not need to give your dog a bath every week. Most breeds should not be bathed excessively as this can strip the natural oils from their coats and skin.
Most dogs operate under the impression they take care of their own grooming. They lick and chew to remove dirt and debris, then call it good. In the wild, their nails need to be long for the hunt. But at home, you will not only need to give your pooch a bath when he needs one but also keep his coat trimmed and his nails cut back.
Grooming a large, independent dog presents its own challenges. The most important thing to remember is to ensure he knows who's in charge. Keep working at it every week, and before long the two of you will look at this weekly experience as a great bonding time.