What kind of Brush are you using? I would get a soft bristle brush and use that until he gets used to it. I had a Husky that hated being brushed and not brushing him was NOT an option. Turned out it was the Furminator Brush he hated. Must have hurt his skin. Switched to a different brush for routine brushing and used the Furminator when he was blowing his coat. Solved the problem.
Also my current pup hates the brush also. I have a double sided brush soft on one side with a pin brush on the other. I try and brush him several times during the day even if it is only for a couple of minutes or so. Every time I brush him it gets a little easier. Just need to stick to it and be patient. He will get it.
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