Doing It At The Dog Wash

When do you wash your dog? Does she your smell? Have a matted coat? Many dog owners choose to take their dog to the groomer to be washed and scrubbed and given the grand spa treatment – however this can be costly . We found this helpful tip from Good Housekeeping on how to clean your own dog that we would like to share with you.

1.Pick your location: sink or tub (line the bottom with a rubber mat), kiddie pool, or even on a leash in the backyard, where you can use the hose. Have treats handy to reward cooperation.

2.Brush out his fur before wetting him. A drop of baby oil can loosen sticky snarls (from, say, tree sap).

3.Next, sprinkle your dog with baking soda. The powder won’t harm his skin, and its deodorizing properties will freshen his coat β€” and neutralize the vinegary smell.

4.Let him shake a few times (prompt him by blowing gently in his ear), then brush his fur again.

It’s as easy as that to do a quick wash. Brushing your dog daily is good for their fur and can help keep the top coat clean.

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