How do you bathe your dog? Over the years, Bentley has been bathed in the yard, the driveway, and the bathtub. He prefers the comfort and privacy of the tub. We thought it might be helpful to share our bathing tips with you. Enjoy!
Me: Once you have coaxed your dog into the tub, it is important to get them thoroughly wet before shampooing.
Bentley: Once you have been bribed with a tasty treat to get in the tub, it is important to position yourself as far away from the water source as possible.
Me: Always use a dog-friendly shampoo like Dr. Harvey’s all natural formula. Avoid getting suds in your dog’s eyes, nose or mouth.
Bentley: Even if the shampooing feels incredible, you must maintain your composure. Do NOT let your hind leg start that weird tapping thing it does when they scratch 'that' spot.
Me: Rinse your dog until the water runs clear and you can’t feel any shampoo in their fur.
Bentley: Standing on the edge of the tub helps ensure clean armpits. It is also a great way to get the floor wet.
Me: Use a soft absorbent towel to dry most of the water off your best friend.
Bentley: Oh my dog, drying off feels amazing. Try not to moan.
Me: If your pup doesn’t mind, a blow dryer on cool can help the drying process as you brush any loose hair from their coat.
Bentley: My stylist gets me.
Me: Bath time is a terrific opportunity to brush those chompers.
Bentley: I love having my teeth brushed. That being said, I like to clamp my jaws on the brush to make it more challenging for Mom.
Me: Giving your dog a bath can be a wonderful bonding experience. It is a chance to look for any lumps, bumps or boo boos. Don’t forget to talk to them as you go through the entire bathing process.
Bentley: When your human does a good job, it’s important to let them know. A sincere thank you goes a long way.
Me: Be sure to say, “I love you” and get a kiss.
Bentley: My favorite part of the bath is when she says; “I love you” and gives me a kiss.
What is bath time like at your house? Are you a do-it-yourselfer or do you take your pups to the salon? Let us know in the comments.
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