Question by  lostintexas (17)

What are some tips for giving dog baths?

I must be doing something wrong because my dogs hate baths.


Answer by  praveen99 (78)

Always try to use hot water, most of the dog jumps when cold water is dropped on them. Never pore water on his head, some times he gets angry or feels uncomfortable. Use a small shower-head, make sure water doesn't rush on his body, it should be gentle.


Answer by  JasonHadley (245)

Many breeds do not care for baths. I recommend rewarding them before and after the bath. Also, if it's a smaller breed, you may consider drying them with a blow dryer while brushing them at the same time. Most smaller breeds really enjoy this. You may also consider a grooming service as well.


Answer by  Lottadogs (1258)

Reduce slipping in the tub by putting down a rubber mat. Use warm water. Fill a sports bottle with shampoo solution to be apply it as needed.


Answer by  Teaj (47)

When you are giving a dog a bath place a towel in the bottom of the tub or sink so the dog does not slide on the surface. Make sure to check the water temperature before placing your dog into the bathtub or sink. The water should be comfortable warm.


Answer by  tamkees (3203)

In the wild, smelling good makes you prey; most dogs prefer to be dirty. Talk calmly to your dog during the bath, work quickly, and use warm water.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

Most dogs just do hate it. Use a sink hose, or garden house, depending on size with light diffused spray, avoid face and ears. Constantly talk, soothe and praise. Use comfortably warm water, be very low-key. Dry quickly so he isn't cold, cuddle, PRAISE and give a treat after.

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