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Tips to Bathe Your Dog at Home

Bathing a dog is no simple task. The dog might get annoyed and bite you if you are careless. Use these tips to bathe your dog more easily:

  • Place everything you need to bath your dog around you such as a brush, shampoo, cotton balls, and a muzzle or harness.

  • Brush your dog before a bath. Matted hair holds water, leaving your dog with irritated skin.

  • Protect the ears. Put a cotton ball in each ear to keep water out; it helps prevent ear infections and irritation.

  • Use lukewarm water. Dog skin is different from ours, and hot water can burn dogs more easily. Bath water should never be hotter than what you’d run for a human baby. Keep it even cooler for large-breed dogs, who can easily overheat.

  • Use dog shampoo. It’s less drying to their skin than people shampoo. Work the shampoo into a gentle lather and massage it all over your dog’s body, being careful not to get soap in her eyes.

  • Talk to your pet in a calm and reassuring voice. Most dogs will eventually learn that you’re not torturing them.

  • Work from the neck down. Start shampooing at the neck and work your way down his body to tail and toes. So what do you do to wash your pup’s face? Use a damp washcloth.

  • Rinse well. Any soap left in the dog's fur can irritate the dog’s skin once they're dry. Rinse, rinse, and repeat the rinse.

  • Air-dry. Hot air from a human blow-dryer is too hot for their skin. Either air-dry or use a blow-dryer designed for dogs; its lower temperatures won’t cause itching or dandruff.

  • Reward your dog. Follow up with abundant praise, petting, or play. Some damp dogs love to vent their frustration over bath time by playing exuberant tug-of-war with the bath towel — or just running away with it–when it’s all over.

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