How To Give Dog Grooming Baths
Are you trying to figure out how to give dog grooming baths? It's not as hard as you think. Unless you have a dog that does not like taking a bath, then it becomes more of a challenge. However, that can be dealt with in a manner that will make bathing the dog easier for you and the dog. Dogs need regular bathing just like humans do. It's good for their looks and overall health. Read on for tips on how to give dog grooming baths that will have your pet and yourself extremely happy and confident.
Supplies for dog grooming baths:
- Dog brush
- Dog comb
- Dog shampoo
- Dog towel
- Dog nail clippers
- Dog treats
Have all materials ready for bath. Collect your dog's pet shampoo, pet towels, combs and brushes and anything else your pet may need. A treat would be good if you expect your dog will not sit still through the bath. Prepare your dog for his bath. Before running the water and bath, place your dog in the tub or sink with his food to make him understand it is a safe place. Once he's adjusted, you can remove the food and start the bath.
- Brush or comb his hair while in the tub or sink. Make sure to get all the tangles out. When a dog's fur is not brushed before a bath, it gets matted and is much harder to brush out. So, doing it beforehand will be much easier and more pleasant for your dog.
- Test the water temperature. Make sure the water temperature for your pet is safe and not too hot. Now, place your dog in the water and wet his fur and add pet shampoo. Wash him from head to toe making sure not to get shampoo in his eyes or mouth. Rinse and hand dry with a pet towel. If your dog allows it, you can blow dry his fur. Some dogs don't seem to mind, while others do. If your dog won't allow it, then don't force the issue. Once all is said and done, give him a dog treat and praise him.