Learn how to groom your Coton de Tulear on a regular basis is important for a great coat and for a wonderful bonding experience. There are many books as well as videos to help you with grooming. Let me say that everyone will hate the dreaded coat change around 7-10 months. This is where the new hair is growing in under the puppy hair. If left alone you will have a matted mess. One sure way to help your self is daily line brush and a clean dog is much easier to brush than a dirty. If you have trouble with this it is best to consult a professional groomer who can work with the coat and to help you better understand its changes.