Secrets to a No-stress Dog Bath Time by American Kennel Club
PREPARTION – take your dog for a nice long walk – if your dog is tried they have less energy
TAKE YOUR TIME – Don’t rush, think of as a bonding experience between you and your dog, use a clam and encouraging tone of voice and constantly talk to your dog
SURFACES – A major fear for dogs during bath time: slippery surfaces. Place a grippy rubber mat inside the tub, and lay a non-skid rug outside on the floor for when he steps out.
WATER TEMPERATURE – Check the water temperature before you turn the hand sprayer on Fido – it should be no hotter than lukewarm. Use a gentle setting on the sprayer to keep your dog calm while rinsing him.
TOWEL – When bath time is over, prevent him from shaking water all over you by using a microfiber towel to dry his coat quickly.
Most importantly, think of this as a bonding time between you and your dog and so enjoy!