Having a dog who doesn’t enjoy getting a bath can make you both dread it when it’s the pup’s bathtime. Your dog may never love the feeling of getting wet via the shower nozzle or the sound of running water. But, fortunately, there are some cool products out there that might help your furry friend a little more tolerant of tubtime.
Try a distraction:
1) Coaxing a reluctant dog into the tub is probably one of the main reasons most people dread giving their dog a bath. They can make you feel pretty guilty with their big, round eyes and looks of fear.
Here’s where you might want to try a distraction, such as the ESLUCK Dog Lick Pad, Dog Washing Distraction Device for Dogs.
It’s a simple idea. Just put as treat they can lick, such as peanut butter, on the silicone dog feeder, which attaches to the bathtub wall via suction.
Your dog may end up so engrossed in the treat, he or she barely realizes a bath is taking place.
For more on the ESLUCK Dog Lick Pad, click here.
Lend a hand:
2) We’ve noticed that one thing that calms our pet during a bath is being touched, but it can be hard to do a lot of reassuring petting while also trying to juggle shampoo and water for rinsing.
The makers of the SWARK Dog Shower Sprayer Bath Glove seem to have taken that into account as it will let you have running water while you’re using the massaging glove to clean and comfort your pup. For more, on the Swark Dog Shower Sprayer Bath Glove, click here.
Be ready for the after-bath:
3) One reason we don’t like giving dogs baths is because there’s always that point at the end when they shake off at least once and water goes everywhere. That’s why we recommend a good towel or two, such as the ColorYLife Dog Towel. This microfiber super shammy with hand pockets is ultra absorbent and comes in small, medium and large. It’s also available in blue, grey and pink (for the diva dog in your life).
For more on this towel, which might save you from needing a bath after giving your dog a bath, click here.
4) The next thing we don’t like? When the dog gets out of the tub, gets the “zoomies,” and feels the urge to fly around the house still slightly wet while rubbing against everything.
That’s why we recommend a bathrobe, such as the Ollypet Dog Bathrobe, which is made of 100% Microfiber Towel and comes in a variety of sizes, from extra small to extra large. And besides hopefully preventing the zoomies or at least keeping your furniture dry, your dog is bound to look supercute all clean and snug in their little robe. Click here for more.
Wipe away in between bath dirt:
5) To cut down on the need for a lot of baths, which can be stressful to a pet and can also dry their skin out, you might want to try wipes. We use them pretty regularly in between baths to help keep our dogs paws clean or just for general rubdowns, and they love the pampering.
A good brand is Nature’s Miracle Deodorizing Bath Wipes for Dogs, which is mild enough to be used everyday and can be used on dogs of all ages. For more info, click here.
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