My pup tends to snap at my hand when I brush her. When I try to make a topknot, she will move her head and I can only do it when she's asleep. Is there any way I can make her enjoy the grooming session?
I had the same problem with my GSD. What I did was stroke her where she likes being stroked with the brush. Then when she got comfortable, I moved towards her tail. Try to talk to your dog and pat him/her with your free hand while you're combing. It takes patience, but sooner or later your dog won't really mind. You just hafta coax her to relax!
Since my puppy loves tummy rub, I start off using the brush to massage her tummy- this is ticklish and most dogs love it. When she is engrossed with that I slowly inch my way to combing her. Of course she will be lying down when I comb her but at least I get the job done and she will be more relax by then! Regards, Pat Pat, David parents to Kiki-nicole choa