Where is the Best Place to Bathe My Puppy?
Most animals need to be bathed as a part of regular grooming. Some short-hair breeds, such as the Dachshund, only need to be washed a couple times a year. Those with longer, often trimmed, hair such as Poodles, need to be groomed more frequently. No matter what breed, you will want to shower your pet if he decides to play outside. Some are afraid of water, but this process doesn’t have to be traumatic. By using the correct puppy bath procedure, you can turn this time well spent into a calm endeavor.
Canine Grooming Supplies
Gather your supplies before you put him into the water. Baby shampoo is an important part of the process because it won’t burn if it gets into the eyes. You’ll need a comb or brush and at least three towels; place a towel on the bathroom floor near the tub.
Remove the collar and place the puppy into the tub or basin. Use the spray hose to wet the him down; if no such mechanism is available, use a large plastic cup to rinse and spread water.
How to Clean Your Furry Friend
Talk gently and quietly to keep him calm; if possible, have another person hold the canine in the tub. Squirt some baby shampoo onto the dorsal area. Work the product into his back and sides. Pour a small amount of it onto your hand and work it into the wet dog’s abdomen area. Be sure to wash the area under his tail very well. Work the cleaner down his legs, massaging it into his hair well; pick up each foot and scrub. When ready, cleanse the top of the head and lather. Wash his face, nose, neck, and the area under the dirty collar.
Rinse the soapy guy well, until the water runs clear. Lift them out of the tub onto the adjacent towel. Immediately place another over him and start patting. Lift the towel and let him shake off the excess moisture. Use another dry rag to rub off the remainder, brush or comb him accordingly.