Originally Posted by brendagates
He hates every minute of it and will not stay still. This is making it extremely difficult for me to properly groom him – his hair is VERY thick and it's hard to get all the way down to the root of the hair to get rid of any tangles.
Anyone have a similar experience and/or have any tips or advice for me?
What a beautiful little puppy. I haven't even read the other responses you've gotten yet because I am so excited to respond to you.
We have two Havs, Lucy 18 month and Charlie 15 months. They're half brother and sister but have entirely different hair. Lucy's is long and silky and Charlie is KINKY. We keep Charlie's short. I'd spent all weekend in differnt sessions trying to comb and cut his hair. Right before we left to go to puppy class, I'd quickly laid Lucy on the grooming table and line-combed her. SO much difference between the two animals. I remembered writing almost the exact same message 16 months ago that you wrote yesterday. Lucy was horrible. I remember writing on this board how she'd bitten me and I was so frustrated that I was in tears.
i was given what I'm sure will be the same advise you've already been given. Go slow. Be patient. Be kind and loving. Soon, you may have a puppy that wil fall asleep on the grooming table like I do. It's so worth the time.
i don't use a brush. I also would highly recommend getting a quality comb. I finally got a Chris Christenson comb and was amazed at the difference.
Congratulations on your little puppy. It Will Be Okay!