04 Dec 7 Bath Time Tips
1. Brushing their coat
Brushing your dog’s coat prior to bathing will decrease the chances of knots during bath time. If knots aren’t brushed out prior to getting wet they could become matted and may result in being cut out.
2. Place a rubber mat down
Placing a rubber mat down in the bath will stop your dog from slipping around. You could also use a rubber mat in the shower for extra support or if your dog is older and is uneasy on wet surfaces.
3. Good Quality Shampoo
Using a shampoo that is designed for dog is very important, we love Bondi Wash’s Shampoo and Conditioner for our dog as it uses all natural ingredients and is Australian made. Start at your dogs neck and work down the body, working up a lather behind their neck, back, legs and feet. Available here.
4. Washing Their Face
Just like us, dogs don’t like having shampoo in their eyes. To avoid this, use a wash cloth to wash around their eyes and the tops of their ears. Be careful not to get water in their eyes and ears; if they are not dried properly this may result in infections and can be very painful.
5. Rinse Thoroughly
Before drying, ensure their coat is completely washed off. Imagine sitting around with excess shampoo in your hair, no thank you!
Your dog should be towel dried first to remove excess water. If your dog has a long coat, or enjoys the warm air of a hair dryer, blow dry with a low heat setting. Be careful not to hold the hairdryer in one place for too long as this could result burning.
7. Reward, reward, reward!
Rewarding your dog with praise and treats for a job well done will reinforce bath time is a positive and fun experience.
THE LUST-HAVE LIST:
Our favourite Australian made products to use at bath time are Bondi Wash Shampoo + Conditioner. Their range of products vary from Baby, Body, Home and Dog using all natural ingredients. Have a gander at their range here.