Taking the stress out of bath time!
Some dogs love a good bath and some.....not so much, which can make things a little stressful. Our dry shampoo is a great option between baths, but for those other times when your pooch needs a scrub, we've put together a few tips to take the stress out of bath time.
It can be a good idea to bath your dog after a long walk, so they are tired and chilled. If they are particularly challenging at bath times, have some extra treats on hand or invest in a lick mat to help distract them (my Max is a big peanut butter fan!).
Be prepared, have everything you need close by, a towel, shampoo, a brush and any other essentials.
If possible, having access to warm water really helps provide a nice, relaxing and positive experience (I really don't like a cold shower, who does?!). Another handy item is a shower hose to add to your tap, they make bath time a lot simpler and quicker. They are relatively cheap, you can find them at your local hardware store.
Start by gently wetting your dog, massage the water into their coat, try to avoid getting water near the eyes.
Use enough of your Clean Clive Shampoo to create a gentle lather, massage into the coat, use a calm and loving voice to praise your dog for their good behaviour. Try to keep the shampoo out of their eyes, if it does, gently wipe away with a towel.
If your dog is a little dirtier than usual, rinse, then apply a second wash, until he feels and looks visibly clean.
Wrap your dog in a towel and give them an extra big cuddle. Now might be a good time to give them that treat!
You can let your dog dry naturally, or, (if they let you) dry them off with a hair dryer. Once you are all done, give a good brush and if needed, add a little detangling spray, followed by a quick spray of your favourite furbaelove spritz!
Now, give yourself a pat on the back for being an awesome pawrent!
Ps. need to restock your grooming supplies? Check out our new Home Grooming Bundle!