I took Charlie to the groomer once or twice, I do not want to fight with him, and I'm afraid I'll do a sloppy job and get him all bloody. :hi: The groomer mentioned that Charlie is a digger and I do not have to take him in too often. As for the rash, I don't have advise but the vet, I know it can be costly. Charlie had rash when he was a pup, out of desperation I applied hydro cortisone 1%, he was young and did not lick, and it helped. I wouldn't recommend if yours licks. Or baby benedryl.