Although you might think shaving your dog's coat is great for the summer, this might not actually be your best option. In fact, you may be setting him up for a bad case of sunburn, if not other skin conditions. However, there are times when you may need to shave him down to skin level. These can include a flea infestation, tick infestation, and a number of skin conditions where his coat might get in the way of the required treatment.
Be sure you have a good reason to shave your dog. Keep in mind that by removing his coat, you are removing the only protection his skin has from the sun. Once you shave your pup, you need to use plenty of sun block every time you take him outside.
Take your time working with your pup to will help make shaving a less frightening experience for your dog.