Love Dog Bath

Help Your Dog Love Bath Time, Starting Today

Bath-time with your dog doesn’t have to break down into a regularly scheduled Wrestle mania main event that leaves your house painted with soap and damp as a swamp.

Quite the contrary, actually: it could fast become practically a play-and-cuddle date that you and your fur baby both get excited for when it’s time to get rinse.

Let’s assume, for the moment, that you’re a puppy parent – this is actually perfect! when it comes to dog bath, Two elements adapt young dogs to bathing more effectively than anything else you’ll try: introducing them early and maintaining an upbeat attitude. Your puppy standing stock still or even trembling during the bath isn’t a sign of adjustment; that’s a telltale sign of fear. Don’t just fling your pooch into the tub and start spraying. It’s much less intimidating to just let your dog explore the bathtub for a bit when it’s still dry.

This is where you come in: remember that your dog is more perceptive to your emotions than you could possibly realize. In fact, our pets take a great many emotional cues from us and adapt as our companions accordingly. Giving the impression you tensely expect a struggle every time dials them into that uneasy vibe. Treat bath time the way you would a walk or a rousing round of fetch. Bring some toys into the tub – after all, it’s just another place to play!

Keep the energy fun and loose. Just be assertive, but know that your puppy will be happy to be there if you seem excited about whatever this new-fangled “bath” thing entails.

From there, the same combinations of stimuli may not affect two dogs the same way. Of what we suggest, there is no one conclusive “right” way to easy your dog into bath time. However, each of these suggestions have worked at least independently for numerous dog owners the world over.

? Start With A Stroll

Bath time will only prove more difficult the more pent-up energy your dog brings into the tub. Chances are, you’re feeling pretty tense about the process yourself, especially if this ritual has proven problematic already. Take your pal out to get hot and exhausted with a little exercise on a lengthy walk, to the point that some cool, refreshing water will bring a sense of relief.

? Time Is On Your Side

If you feel the need to rush, that’s only going to add to the tension. Think of it this way: you’re spending time with your best friend in the world. Save the bath for when you won’t be rushing away to tend to something else. Relax. Be in the moment and just savor play-time until the real world comes calling again.

? Puppy Pals

Hey, speaking of a play-date to remember: have you considered pairing your dog with a fellow four-legged acquaintance? Other dogs often make the best teachers, especially to a very socialized animal. Introduce them before hand to let them ease into each other, but if all goes well and your dog’s new-found friend seems chill at bath time, yours may just pick up on the cues and relax.

? Comfort Counts

You should always make sure that you’ve set the water to a temperature with which your dog seems instantly comfortable, but at the same time, it’s just as important that your dog isn’t nervous about the sound of the running water. Let your dog wet his feet as you add some water to the tub. Splash a little up his legs – it’s basically like wading your way slowly into a pool. Remember that his comfort is most important. It might even help to bring some food into the tub with you to associate bath time with just enjoying a snack.

It doesn’t have to be a chore. It doesn’t have to be a war. There’s no reason bath time can’t mean the same thing to your best friend that it means to you: a simple, blissful time to unwind.