Author Box
Articles Categories
All Categories
Articles Resources

Bathe a Dog - Learn How To Bathe Your Dog

April 27, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 264

The preparation, prior to giving your dog a bath is nearly as essential as the actual bath itself. You need to know how to bathe your dog correctly to obtain the most pleasing outcome for both you and your dog from the experience.

You should start by giving your dog a thorough brushing to ensure that its coat is clear of debris, mats and tangles. Check as well for any fleas or hot spots before putting him in the water.

Next prepare the room including the bathtub or sink if he's small by covering or removing any items that may be spoiled by water, because it is natural for your dog to shake himself when wet and water will fly just about everywhere.

Make sure that you have introduced your dog to the hair dryer, the noise of running water and the tools you will be using for grooming before he takes his first bath so that he will not be afraid of them.

Gather together all of the necessary bathing supplies before you start bathing your dog. This will include all grooming items, shampoo, brushes, combs, cotton balls, towels etc.. Have some of his favourite treats on hand so that you can reward him when he behaves well.

It's a good idea to think about having a spray hose that is easily fitted to the tap to help you wash off all the shampoo from your dog's coat. If that's not available a suitable container can be used to pour water onto his coat for rinsing. You may wish to give some thought to a tether if your dog moves about too much when you bathe him.

Before you put him into the bath and whilst bathing him, ensure that the water stays warm and don't overfill the tub or wash basin otherwise you'll have a mess to clear up.

Carefully put your dog into the bath and then either lightly spray or pour warm water over the back of his coat taking care not to scare him otherwise he will be reluctant to have a bath the next time.

Once your dog relaxes a little bit, start gently washing his face making sure that you do not spray water into his face. Wet the area around his mouth, eyes and nose with a wash cloth. When shampooing try to make sure that the suds do not get into his eyes when you massage the lather right down to his skin.

If grooming tools such as a rubber brush are going to be used, use them now and remove those loose hairs easily. Using a soft brush around your dog's paws and those other sensitive areas to clean.

It's rinse time now. Use warm water and carefully rise off the shampoo lather from his coat and skin. If your dog was very dirty repeat the shampooing again. Use a de-tangle spray to make brushing easier, your dog will thank you.

After his bath, wrap him up in a towel and then rub him dry. Make sure the room is warm and draft free. A hair dryer can be used as long as he is not distressed by it.

Having just washed and dried you dog, if you now apply a dog conditioner you will help to make your dog's hair and help stop it matting. When looking for a suitable a conditioner, check to see if they contain citronella and eucalyptus as these ingredients will keep unpleasant odours at bay and help to prevent fleas.

Giving your dog a bath is an important part of dog grooming and gives you a good opportunity to bond with your dog. Having established a bond with your dog you will find training him so much easier. Check out my Dog Training Academy to learn ways to train him to become the dog you will be proud of.

Source: EzineArticles
Was this Helpful ?

 
0
 
0
 
Rate this Article
 vote(s)
Feedback
Print
Re-Publish

Article Tags:

Bathe A Dog

,

Bathing A Dog

,

How To Bathe Your Dog

,

Grooming Your Dog

,

Give Your Dog A Bath

As a consequence, they are better placed to fight any disease effortlessly. Alternatively, you can give them organic and natural food.As a consequence, they are better placed to fight any disease

By: Simon Liva l Pets > Dogs l December 11, 2012 lViews: 251

The captive parrot population is exploding and so is the neglect and abuse, breeders, Bird Food Manufacturers all seek to keep this trend growing in the name of profits,with no regard for the

By: Ray McLennan l Pets > Birds l November 16, 2012 lViews: 766

The Cardinal is the Kentucky state bird. Many people love watching them in their backyards but are not familiar with the facts about this Northeastern bird. They are stunning against any background

By: Jack l Pets > Birds l October 31, 2012 lViews: 245

Establishing and maintaining good levels of oral health is important for both humans and animals to ensure they can enjoy a quality of life. Each part of the mouth area, from the teeth to the jaws,

By: Edward Swan l Pets > Dogs l October 27, 2012 lViews: 228

There's more to keeping your dog at home than just installing an invisible pet fence and hoping for the best. Take steps to train your dog so he understands and accepts his boundaries.

By: Penny Q Jones l Pets > Dogs l July 06, 2012 lViews: 261

Dogs face many complications and diseases during their lifetime and effects from parasites are one of them. This article entails some significant features that can help you understand the importance

By: Kannoujia Tapas l Pets > Dogs l July 05, 2012 lViews: 261

As a consequence, they are better placed to fight any disease effortlessly. Alternatively, you can give them organic and natural food.As a consequence, they are better placed to fight any disease

By: Simon Lival Pets > Dogsl December 11, 2012 lViews: 251

Establishing and maintaining good levels of oral health is important for both humans and animals to ensure they can enjoy a quality of life. Each part of the mouth area, from the teeth to the jaws,

By: Edward Swanl Pets > Dogsl October 27, 2012 lViews: 228

There's more to keeping your dog at home than just installing an invisible pet fence and hoping for the best. Take steps to train your dog so he understands and accepts his boundaries.

By: Penny Q Jonesl Pets > Dogsl July 06, 2012 lViews: 261

It is extremely common that people will become confused about which dog food to buy for their loved canine companion. Some dog foods that claim they are healthy and tantalise your dogs taste buds can

By: Zoe L Robinsonl Pets > Dogsl July 05, 2012 lViews: 381

Owning a dog is a fabulous experience and the dog-human bond is a unique and very special attachment. If you have ever owned a dog and know how that bond works, you will also realise the importance

By: Zoe L Robinsonl Pets > Dogsl July 05, 2012 lViews: 216

Dogs face many complications and diseases during their lifetime and effects from parasites are one of them. This article entails some significant features that can help you understand the importance

By: Kannoujia Tapasl Pets > Dogsl July 05, 2012 lViews: 261

Discuss this Article

comments powered by Disqus