Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northern California
Use a table or other elevated surface, and tie her to something secure so she can't just run off. Be gentle but firm, and let her know that grooming WILL be done. Praise lots when she is good and still, but don't stop when she is being squirmy or mouthy--if you do, she will learn that she can get her way by being difficult. Offer a treat when she behaves well, so she knows that grooming can be a rewarding experience.
If you are still having trouble, contact a professional groomer. A good groomer knows how to work with the pup and teach her to stand nicely without squirming, biting, or trying to escape. Many of my grooming clients tell me they have been able to brush their dogs at home after several grooming sessions at the salon.