While Josie might be one of the sweetest dogs you have ever had as part of your family, when it comes to being groomed, she still seems to have an issue with the whole process.
One of the best ways to get a dog used to being groomed is to start from the moment you bring them home. You should be touching and rubbing your pup all over, to get them used to being handled. Doing this will go a long way towards making grooming a lot easier once your dog finally reaches the point at which grooming really becomes necessary. Older dogs who otherwise have a sweet nature probably have a good reason for being hesitant. However, you can still teach the oldest of dogs to relax and enjoy being groomed.
Due to her sweet nature, the last thing Josie wants is to displease you in any way, yet when you bring the brush and clippers out, she still gets very nervous. To her, grooming is a scary process and involves tools she is not familiar with. While it might take time and patience on both your parts, in time Josie will come to enjoy her weekly grooming sessions.
Working with a sweet pup like Josie to keep her groomed, should be a simple task. It might take her a while to get used to it, but in the end, it is not only good for her health but will keep her looking her best all week long. Make it fun for both of you and be sure to use lots of treats along the way.