Puku in the baby bath being returned to gleaming white
Leon soaking up the attention in his warm towel
Make sure you do the manicure on soft water soaked nails
- Bathe in a sensible order, leaving backside and feet until last. If using a medicated prescription shampoo for a skin problem, then contact time is critical. Follow the skin contact time , it is usually 5-10 minutes. For small dogs who may get cold, wrap in a towel and cuddle. For large dogs , play with them in the yard. Set a timer.
- Check whether the coat conditioner is a rinse lightly/leave in conditioner. Rinse with warm water. Have a separate tub or tray to rinse feet in.
- Use a damp facecloth to clean around the face/beard and eyes. Never wet inside the ears.
- Dogs will reflexly shake and whole body roll if their ears get wet.
- Dry as thoroughly as possible with towels or chamois and if a cold day, use a hairdryer on low heat setting no closer than 30 cm , provided the dog is used to the noise.
- Use a wide tooth comb to gently detangle a long coat. Do not try to do this on a wet coat, slightly damp is best.
- Important to look after your human back, avoid lifting, use ramps , sit on stool etc and make it a fun time for your dog. Use treats both before and after the bath to reward good behaviour.