5 Steps to an Easy Dog Bath

May 2nd, 2019


Let’s face it; most dogs despise taking a bath. But regular baths are vital in maintaining a healthy coat and skin. If you brush your dog daily, checking for any irregularities as you go, then you should only need to bath your pup once a month.

For a fresh, smell free dog, here is what we suggest you do:

  1. Just like our own hair, knots get worse as they get wet. So first thing you should always do is brush the Dog before bath time. Once this is done, gently place them into the water.
  2. Keep your hands on your Dog at all times. Firstly, this is to keep them in the bath. But secondly, it will also keep the calm and reassured. Once your dog has relaxed, start to pour water over their body to ensure they are fully soaked.
  3. Then use a good quality dog shampoo to gently lather their coat. Leave washing the face until the very end as this is the least liked bit by your dog. Remember to keep away from the eyes.
  4. Rinse away all of the shampoo with warm water. Massage conditioner into the coat for a few minutes before finally washing everything away.
  5. Congratulate your pup for surviving the bath and pat them down with a towel – never forgetting to offer plenty of cuddles. You can dry them off by using a hair dryer on a low heat whilst brushing through the coat.


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