My maltese won't let me groom him
I have a One-year-old maltese who is very smart and a wonderful companion. He loves to sit on my or DH's lap or curl up behind our necks on top of the couch. He also sleeps close to us.
He is as gentle as can be except when it's time to be groomed. My mistake wasn't getting him used to this when he was a puppy. The groomer told me that she won't groom him anymore if I bring him in matted (which he is again). It's very cold where I live and I'd rather keep his coat just to the edge of his body. I really don't want to give him a puppy coat.
I purchased a matting brush and gently tried to use it on him yesterday and I was shocked when he turned around and tried to bite me. He's never done this to me before. The groomer, however, says he's a tyrant when she grooms him.
Should I purchase a muzzle to get him used to grooming? Or is there a better method?