I brush Cocoa everyday also. We also give him a bath at least once a week. As for when we brush him, sometimes he is good, but then there are times when he doesn't want to be there at all. He's been getting better though. I brush him in the bathroom, so that he can't really get away & if he does, it's not too hard to catch him. Also, if any fur is left behind, it's only in the bathroom & not everywhere in the house! He doesn't really like his paws or tail brushed, but like I said, he's been getting better He somehow got a really big matted piece of fur behind his ear on his neck, but I don't know how, seeing he is brushed everyday Yesterday me & my mom got it out, but it took some time! I'm just glad we got it out! We have a brush that is supposed to be good for getting the undercoat & we have a metal comb. When I am done brushing him, I give him a doggy breath mint. It works out good, because he loves them!! So I guess it's a 2 for 1 deal, huh?