(PET CARE/DOG GROOMING) When it’s time to give the family dog a bath, sometimes it can turn into bath time for everyone involved.
Here’s a quick and easy method to wash your dog without getting soaked. — Global Animal
(Dog)Spired, Amanda Stark
Do you want to give your dog a bath without getting soaked yourself? Here is a solution that takes only seven minutes to get your dog clean.
Do a trial run
It’s a good idea to “practice” a few times first. Put your dog in a tub without water, give him a treat, and then take him out. This will get him comfortable with the process.
Before you start, put towels, shampoo, and a cup (if needed) within reach. It’s fine to bathe your dog outside if it’s warm. If you’re washing him in the bathroom, remove any items that might get knocked over.
Take off your pet’s collar and tags. Do a quick brushing to remove as much loose hair as possible.
Choose the right shampoo
Use one that’s designed for dogs, because those meant for humans can strip too much of the fur’s natural oils, which protects dogs from cold and wet weather. Rinsing is easiest if you have a showerhead on a flexible hose. If not, use a large cup. Don’t forget to rinse your dog’s belly, chest, neck, and under the tail.
Shake it off
If your dog is small enough and the weather is good, wrap him in a towel and carry him outside to get dry. If not, pull the shower curtain closed so he can shake off, and then rub his fur with a towel.
Do a final grooming
A second brushing will help remove any hair loosened by the bath, redistribute oils in the fur, and make your dog look great!