Some dogs love the liquid, while bathing can be a bit more difficult for some. By following our top tips on how to wash your dog, you can keep your canine companion fresh, clean and happy.
WHEN SHOULD YOU BATH YOUR DOG?
All gozques need a rinse at some point. The frequency depends a lot on your usage life. Dogs that are active and live or play outdoors will probably need to be bathed more often than those that spend more time indoors.
It is recommended to bathe your dog about once a month. Some dogs may appreciate bathing more often however be aware that over-washing can strip away the natural oils that dogs produce to support healthy shell and coat. This can cause your skin to become dry and flaky.
Start with brushing
It’s best to rinse your dog’s coat before bathing. This will remove any loose strands and debris from the coat and will even ensure that knots and messes are sanitized, although these will be more difficult to clean when wet.
1. Prepare The Bath Make
sure the water temperature is the same as the dog’s body temperature. Not too hot, not too cold either. The goal of the temperature is to use the same temperature that you would use to bathe your child.
Use little feasible for your dog to get in and out of, however it is the bathtub or a separate bathtub dedicated to this moment. Making rinsing a much easier experience for you will help your dog not to panic
2. Get the dog wet
Wet the coat from the neck down. If you have a tub flower on hand, it will be more comfortable to soak the dog, or use a vase or bucket of water to wet it. Be very careful that the water does not enter your dog’s ears and also be cautious with the eyes and the area of the snout. Once you have your dog’s body acceptably groomed, you can finish off the face and head with a soaked rag.
3. Apply The Shampoo
Once the coat is properly wet, gently work the dog shampoo into the coat, starting at the neck and working your way down. It’s really important to use only gentle dog shampoos and no human shampoos, as these can dry out your dog’s skin and cause irritation. You can also apply a special conditioner to your dog’s coat to keep it extra soft and shiny.
4. Dry it well
Once the bath is over, be sure to hold a fairly large towel at the starting point to dry off your dog. Even with the towel, your dog will try to dry himself by shaking his skin; so make sure of everything around you because it might get wet!
5. Using A Hair Dryer
Some people use a hair dryer on a cool setting to dry their dog’s fur. This is fine if your dog tolerates it, however it may deter dogs that are not used to it. If you use a hair dryer be very careful with the heat setting to avoid burning your dog’s skin.
Tips for Bathing a Small Dog
Theoretically, the smaller the dog, the more manageable the bathroom. If your dog is worried or anxious at bath time, learn how to reduce stress with our top tips for more comfortable bathing.
A small dog can be bathed in a tub or container specially designed for this use. This allows you to choose the strip where to bathe your dog and also makes the process of putting your dog in and less the bathtub much easier.
Tips for Bathing a Large Dog
A large dog may have no particular interest in getting into a bathtub, especially if it’s something he hasn’t done at all! It would be easier for you if you could bathe him in a tub, if you have one. This will still allow you to clean your dog well, and helps you control him better in your home, meaning you won’t have to catch him if he jumps except in the bathtub.
Tips for Bathing a Puppy
The best time to introduce your dog to a bathing routine is when he is a puppy. At an early age, dogs are afraid of new experiences and are easier to teach to remain calm when bathing and brushing.
Try to choose a quiet time when activity in your home is minimal. Avoid times when someone is cooking or eating, and limit children’s access until your puppy is used to the bathroom.
Puppies can get excited and distracted comfortably. It’s a good idea to have some treats on hand so that you can reward your puppy for being perfectly behaved during the bath.
Use an extremely mild dog shampoo to avoid drying out or damaging your pup’s skin, as it can be very sensitive.