Master The Art Of Dog Wash With These 6 Tips

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Washing your dog is nothing less than art. Brushing, shampooing, bathing, drying, and so on, the process needs precision to attain perfection. However, giving your dog a good bath doesn’t have to be complicated. You can learn how to do it at home. That means less frequent professional grooming appointments and more bonding time.

Read on to know a few tips that will help you master the art of dog wash.

  • Stop the tears


The first base in the path of dog wash struggles is dog tears. Of course, you wouldn’t want your lovely pet to tear up because of the shampoo. Hence, here’s a tip you may use to stop the tears. Bland eye ointments help in curbing this problem. Ask your veterinarian to recommend a bland eye ointment to you. Use the ointment or have the vet show you how to apply it the next you’re going to wash your dog.


  • Cotton balls in Ears

The next important step is to protect the ears from water. It is pretty likely for the water to enter the dog’s ears while bathing. If that happens, it can cause minor to severe problems ranging from a fungal infection to hearing loss in dogs. To prevent this situation, put cotton balls inside your dog’s ears before taking him to your dog wash station. The cotton in your dog’s ear canals will prevent water from getting inside. Please make sure to take it out after the bath.

  • Brush before Bath

The brushing before the bathing ritual is as old as time and used by professionals to prevent mating. Brushing before a dog wash helps the shampoo penetrate the thick coat and works out mats before getting set in by the water. Once set, mats can be tough to tackle. Therefore, gently pick apart or cut out any mats before washing your dog because the water will make them impossible to remove.


  • Three towel technique


Brushing before bathing helps the shampoo get into the fabric, and the mattresses are prepared before being soaked in water. Gently select or cut any mats before washing, as adding water will make them unable to remove.


  • Say no to slips

This could be just a towel on the floor in the bathtub or the sink – I use my trick of three towels – or a useless rubber mat. Few things stress a dog more than his ability to stand without slipping. So giving him something to dip his toes will help alleviate his anxiety about bathing.


  • Dry before playing

To prevent mud from quickly erasing your hard work, don’t let your dog out until it’s scorched – or it will roll you into a ditch before you say, “Oh, no!”

Throw a towel at him like a horse coat and use another to dry the face, then the ears, and then the feet. Next, you can use a blow dryer to speed things up if you like and if your dog is not afraid of noise. When using a blow-dryer, please keep it in an excellent place to avoid accidentally damaging the skin. The dryers are designed for dogs with just a blast of air-room temperature. They speed up the drying process by removing water from the clothes to dry the air faster. If you have a dog with thick & length teeth, this is a significant investment that will save you a lot of time.


  • Swear to the Conditioner

Applying a conditioner to your dog’s clothing may be preferable, but it can help in several ways. First, it can help loosen any knots and make your dog coat more flexible. If you bathe your dog often because of sensitive skin, or as long as they can’t help but jump into all the mud, the correction after washing the hair helps to keep their skin and coat moist. We recommend using a leave-in spray conditioner for dogs with long coats. It helps with brushing after bathing to prevent germination.

Avoid using human-made conditioners, as this can disrupt your dog’s pH balance and cause skin irritation.


  • Don’t Forget After Bath Brushing!

Brushing your dog after his bath will help remove any dead fur and reduce their coat. Later, as you get comfortable with the impact suspension, you can start brushing. In contrast, the suspension saves time – but it is possible to do!


  •  Do It Yourself

The best way to master dog wash is by doing it yourself. Use iclean dog wash machines to give your dog the best bath they’ve ever had. By doing it yourself, you’ll be able to ensure that your dog gets the best care with the cleanest dog wash. Additionally, your dog will be more calm and comfortable with you around than with the groomer. 

Don’t forget to Clean Up After The Bath.


You and your bathroom will probably look like a storm hitting your home. I keep substantial beach towels, especially during the shower. I lay on the floor in the bathroom and then lay a size sheet of the royal house over it to make cleaning the floor much more accessible. Then, take the water sheets and towels under them, and voila, the bathroom should look good.

If you have a dog with a lot of hair that can prevent dehydration, consider putting a membrane in the bath before bathing and wiping the baby or using a Bounce sheet. You put the baby or bounce sheet in the ditch and connect it, and when the water drips, you take a sheet now full of dog hair and throw it in the trash.

To clean the tub, you may want to put another child in the sink and wash the tub with a dog hose or shower. Then, use a cleaning sponge and cleanser to clean the tub and rinse again. After that, you can suggest the baby wipe in the hole your dog’s hair is attached to.

Congratulations, you’re done. Now your dog will feel better, and your house will smell better.

Wendy Hendriks

Wendy Hendriks

This is Wendy Hendriks From iClean Internationals Ltd. Life-long learner, committed to working hard at self directed learning environment.

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