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I started grooming decades ago, with no grooming table. So I would put an old quilt on the floor, in front of the TV, and sit there grooming the Sheepdogs and Irish Setter. Sheepies have to be on their sides, for line grooming, so this worked out well. The Setters and Goldens also learned to lay down for grooming.
What kind of dryer are you using?
My dogs have always grown to love grooming (it was more difficult when they were little) and rush to be first for "combing out" and "who wants a bath." I do one side at a time, break for a cookie (everybody gets one), then on to the other side. After the second cookie break, we work on the standing stuff - trimming the Sheepies' feet and even up whatever else needs it. They get lots of praise, love pats and talking to during this time. The most difficult thing is the other dogs want to be right next to the one getting groomed. lol
Hang in there.