Grooming a large dog that just can't quite seem to sit still for more than a couple of minutes at a time presents an all new set of problems when you are used to grooming a calm, relaxed dog. When it's playtime having a lively pup like "Zippy" can be a lot of fun, but there are just times, like grooming, when it simply won't do. Your mission is to teach Zippy the difference without the use of punishment or yelling at him. It just takes a lively pup like Zippy a little longer to figure out what is expected of him.
With a lively pup like Zippy, the world is simply there for him to enjoy. He likes to run all over the yard sniffing at everything, spend hours chasing his own tail, play fetch like there is no tomorrow, and stay busy from sunup to sunset. Once you figure out how to put this energy to good use, grooming will become a lot easier.
Having a fun, playful pup like Zippy can make life very interesting. Keep working with Zippy and put that energy to use in a positive way. This will make grooming him far easier for both of you. Try to make each session as much fun as possible and before long, he will actually look forward to your time together.