I have never had a dog who required grooming. I used to strip one of my Jack Russell's broken coat about 2x per year, but if I didn't he didn't get dreadlocks or any other nasties and, in fact, just looked more Gremlin-y. Maddie is very smooth coated so she is low-maintenance. Glenwood, on the other hand, is a very different story. I found this video on YouTube and had to post because it made me laugh - mostly because I think this Aussie is a.) adorable and b.) has this "You violate me" look about him that Geege also possesses. To put it mildly, grooming is not his favorite activity, but he is learning to be better about it.
I vacuum at least 2x per week and in my 900 sq. feet I have to empty my wind tunnel at least 2-3x. The more I groom and shed him, the better. If anyone has tips on training him to stand, as opposed to lying on his back, I am all ears!
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