To many dog owners, there is nothing more beautiful than a well-groomed long-haired dog. But if you have never had to deal with keeping this type of dog groomed, you might be in for a bit of a shock the first time you try. The reality is that grooming a dog who has a long, thick coat will require effort, time, and to a certain extent, money. Part of the problem is that thick hair can become easily matted, which may be painful as well as bad for your pup's health.
The last thing your dog wants is to go through life with his hair a mess. But it can take some time before he gets used to being groomed. The grooming tools can be frightening to him, which can make it even harder to groom. But if you let his hair go too long between groomings, you may end up with no choice but to either cut his hair really short or shave him (which is a big no-no with long-haired dogs.
It really isn’t hard to learn how to groom your long-haired dog, but it will take time and patience on both parts to make the process go smoothly and end up with the desired results. The most important thing to keep in mind is that you need to take your time and be careful, so you don’t cut or nick your pup's skin. You can use rewards as treats throughout the process to help your pup relax and enjoy his grooming.