I have a mutt, hes part chow, flat coated retriever and border collie from the looks of it, that absolutely hates to be groomed. In fact hes a pretty timid dog overall and while hes a complete mush to me and the rest of my family, he can be picky who he does not like outside of us and lets them know by growling. We warn others, telling them hes a talker and will let you know when to leave him alone if he growls. Has not bit anyone, don't think he would unless pushed far enough and we know to warn people and keep a close eye on him. Usually if he doesnt like someone he just walks away anyway. You may be able to picture my issue with groomers. He does not like to be touched by strangers too much most of the time. So someone trying to cut his now long and knotty hair has a really hard time, claiming he tries to bite them, a la being pushed a bit out of his comfort zone. Its summer now and his coat is way to long and thick for him to be comfortable in the heat. The knots under his ears are a problem and he gives even me a hard time cutting those, though with that I only get doused in pee, no nips as he knows not to. He's a shedding dog but doesnt seem to be able to keep up with the hotter seasons. Anyone have any advice or solutions?