Bath times can be a little tedious if your dog doesn’t like them. Here’s how to make bath time easier for you and your dog.
- Keep It Nonslip. If the tub is slippery, a dog can get anxious because they slide around and can’t get a grip. Use nonslip mats!
- Exercise First. This can burn off excess energy, making your dog less restless and less likely to try to run off.
- Prepare In Advance. Get all supplies, like towels, toys, treats, and shampoo, ready beforehand so you don’t need to leave your dog in the tub to find them.
- Be Gentle With The Face. A dog who dislikes baths isn’t going to be too fond of you getting in their face and rubbing. Be gentle so you don’t hurt them!
- Get In With Them. Very anxious dogs will be comforted by your presence.
- Fill The Tub First. The noise that comes from a running tap can be nerve-wracking to dogs, so the bath should already have water in it when you bring them there.
- Use Treats And Toys. These can help a dog relax in a tub, keeping them distracted and associating the bath with good things.
- Ask For Help. If it’s difficult or you’re feeling stressed out, get help from a family member or friend!
- Use A Cup. If your dog is scared of the tap or showerhead, use a cup or dipper to scoop water onto them.
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