The 7-Step Guide to Dog Bathing

Gather Supplies Gather all the necessary supplies before you start bathing your dog. You'll need dog shampoo, towels, a brush, a non-slip mat for the tub, cotton balls (for ear protection)

Brush Your Dog Before getting them wet, brush your dog's coat to remove any tangles or mats. This helps ensure the shampoo reaches their skin and works effectively.

Prepare the Bathing Area Place a non-slip mat in the bathtub or basin to provide your dog with secure footing. Adjust the water temperature to lukewarm, and keep everything you need within arm's reach.

Wet and Shampoo Using a handheld showerhead or a cup, wet your dog's coat thoroughly. Apply dog shampoo, lather it gently, and work it into the fur, avoiding the eyes and ears.

Rinse Thoroughly Rinse your dog's coat thoroughly to remove all traces of shampoo. Leftover shampoo can cause skin irritation.

Dry Your Dog Gently pat your dog's coat with a towel to remove excess water. If your dog tolerates it, you can use a hairdryer on a low heat setting.

Reward and Positive Reinforcement Once your dog is dry, give them treats and praise for their good behavior during the bath. This positive reinforcement helps them associate bath time with positive experiences.

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