Backstory. My little guy is 6 months old and quite the fuzz ball. His cury adult coat seems to be coming in pretty well over is rump and moving it's way up to his shoulders. Most of the research I have read seems to say to wait was long as possible before doing the first full body clip. Originally I was planning on doing it in the spring right before he gets neutered but he just seems so hot and uncomfortable all the time. He is constantly getting up and moving while he tries to sleep, even just a foot. He wants to cuddle but can't sit with us for long before he is panting hard and goes off to the tile floor to cool down.
We keep our house around 68 during the day and his crate is in our room at night. We have little kids so we can't go much cooler during the day. We like it cold in our room too so all of our vents are closed and it is chilly but I still hear him panting at night. I have started pointing a small fan at the front of his crate which helps. I got out his summer cool mat I have and I'm considering getting him a cot for Christmas. Even my husband noticed how uncomfortable he is and he is not a dog person.
So my question is, will it cause more issues in the long run to clip him now since he still has a lot of puppy fur or should we just push through and wait? Also, he is an indoor dog so staying warm outside is not a big concern.