The milder weather means that instead of struggling to get your
muddy pooch into the bathtub (and leaving a mess throughout the
house as you get there), you can move the doggie bath outdoors!
The maid service experts at MOLLY MAID provide these 5 easy ways
to make bath time more enjoyable for you and your pet.
1. Be Prepared. Gather all the essentials
you'll need ahead of time and put them outside near the hose.
You'll need a pet brush, shampoo, leash, towels, etc. Having all
your tools in one place will help make the bathing process run more
2. Brush Out Excess Fur. Before you bathe your
dog, brush them outside. This helps keep pet hair and dirt out of
your house. Then, gather up the excess fur and add it to your
compost container. Or, spread it around the edge of your
vegetable garden - the fur will help keep out wild animals.
Raccoons and rabbits don't like the scent of a dog and will
hopefully leave your garden alone.
3. Be Firm. Take control of your dog by
asserting yourself from the beginning. Have your dog stand or sit
or use their leash to keep them in one place while you turn on the
4. Wet, Shampoo, Rinse. Test the water
temperature, then wet your pup from head to toe. Apply the dog
shampoo (you can buy it at a pet store or grocery store). Once
lathered, work the shampoo in for a couple of minutes - what a nice
massage for your pet! Rinse thoroughly.
5. Dry. Use old towels to remove as much
moisture from your pet's fur as possible. But once you let your dog
go, stand back - they'll definitely want to shake out as well.
Then, let the warm sun dry the rest!
Note: If your dog doesn't enjoy getting bathed at
home, you could take them to a doggie spa to help them get used to