Does your dog look scruffy? Don’t you have time to get him to a professional pet spa? Then, why don’t you organize a relaxing pet spa day at home? You can do it too, trust me! Yes, even if you have a pooch that hates water… If you do things the right way, you won’t be able to get him out of the water after this, we promise.
After a long walk or exercising in the nearby park, every pup deserves a relaxing bath. But, what if your dog panics every time you say the ‘b’ word (bath)? Well, things will change for you too, by only following some easy steps…
An ideal pet spa day at home…
Taking care of the well-being of your best friend is important and it includes both grooming and maintaining a good hygiene. Fortunately for you, there are numerous natural products you could use at home and convert this experience into a professional pet spa day at home.
Step 1: Brush and bathe
Before the bath, we strongly recommend brushing your dog. This way, you eliminate the loose fur and you get rid of some of the dirt that is stuck in your pet’s coat. Moreover, don’t use cheap shampoos, choose a good-quality one, with natural ingredients and beneficial coat minerals.
Hint: Dogs have sensitive skin and the cheap shampoos may contain harsh ingredients. So, choose wisely!
Step 2: Give a relaxing massage
Giving a massage to your pet while bathing is an excellent idea as it can help him relax. After all, he loves to get your attention. But this is not all, a good massage also stimulates the skin’s natural oils that make his coat look shiny. So, why not pamper your dog too? Make him love this activity!
Step 3: Don’t forget the towel
At the end, wrap your dog in a fluffy towel. As much as you like to cuddle in a cozy towel after the bath, he will enjoy it too. By doing this, his fur will dry faster and he won’t scatter water all over the place.
A bonding experience with your pooch
Now that your little friend is clean and dry, you can go a little bit further and polish his looks. Do a head-to-toe inspection and see what else he needs. For instance:
- Clip his nails
- Cut the hair around his eyes
- Brush his teeth
- Clean his ears
- Massage his paws
We know your dog has personality and you’re probably not going to do all of these. One fast solution – rotate the activities, or postpone them until your dog is tired and try again. You’ll manage to do them eventually, so don’t lose hope!
Grooming your dog at home
All in all, either that you want to pamper your dog, if he’s feeling blue, or if he simply needs a bath, a pet spa day at home can be the ideal solution. Take into account these simple tips and you’ll both get to enjoy a steamy bath more. Don’t force your dog and arm yourself with a lot of patience. Things are always more difficult at the beginning!