Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pet Grooming Tip - Bathing a Puppy

On the Process of Bathing a Puppy

When you need the bathe your dog there are a few things to keep in mind.
It need not to be a chore, it's a time for bonding and can be a lot of fun. It is a time set aside to show him or her how much you care. After all, a clean pet is a happy pet. To feel clean makes your pet want to run and be playful, to roll around the floor, to jump and wag their tails. Bosco, my dog, loves the feel of being groomed and washed, he does all of the above and truly changes his composure. I love It....

When you start bathing your dog as a puppy, be gentle and speak soft words to him so to make him feel safe. Start with a small amount of water poured over his back and then add a dab of shampoo such as Isle Of Dogs or a dog shampoo with natural essential oils to his coat. With a tender touch, work the shampoo into a lather and rub away the dirt. Continue this process until you have completely covered the entire dog. In doing this I must emphasis to pay close attention to not get any shampoo in the pups eyes, ears and nose. Let the shampoo sit for a few minutes in order to let the natural oils sink into the coat. Rinse the shampoo out of the coat and rinse again until you know longer see any suds. After that, guess what? rinse again, it is so very important to get all the shampoo out of the coat. Wipe the water off the body, use your hands to gentle squeeze the water off the legs and tail. Wrap a clean white towel around your puppy and dry the hair.

Result.... one clean, squeaky, great smelling puppy to cuddle and enjoy.

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