Bathing Time! Fun Time!

by ABK Grooming

Bliss Tips to put your dog in a relaxed mode.

Place the pet in the tub and secure it so its head cannot hang over the edge of the tub. A rubber mat on the bottom of the tub, this will help make the pet feel more comfortable and prevent its feet from sliding. The water temperature should be warm and comfortable to the touch.

bathing tub for pets

When the coat, beginning at the back of the neck, then down the spine toward the nil. Keep the water nozzle very close to the skin to allow the water to fully penetrate the coat. Bring the water back to the shoulder area and work one side of the pet, including the legs. Repeat the process on the opposite side. If the pet has a heavy coat, be sure it is thoroughly saturated. Return the sprayer to the head area and wet the head. Take care not to get water into the ears or up the pet's nose. If the pet resists, lower the water pressure and place your hand between the eyes and the nose to create a shield that will prevent the water from getting into the nose. If the pet has any type of debris caught in the fur around its eyes, in the furnishings of the ears or under the tail, saturate those areas with warm water. Allow these areas to soak while wetting the rest of the body. Keep the spray hose as close to the pet's body as possible to work efficiently. Check the pet's glands and express them, if necessary. Rinse any debris off the pet and down the drain.

Usually, more than one shampooing is needed in order to get a pet really clean.
The first application breaks up the dirt and oils, allowing for better saturation of
product during the next shampoo. This is specially true of thick coats. The first shampoo can be quick; thorough rinsing is not necessary at this point. The second product application will produce more lather, and should easily lift all traces of dirt and debris loosened by the first shampooing. Rinse thoroughly after the second shampoo application. For a normal groom, apply the standard
shampoo, unless the situation dictates otherwise. 

Follow the same pattern to apply the shampoo as wetting the pet down. Some shampoos are designed to be low sudsing, so the first application will not produce many suds Massage shampoo into the dog's skin with your fingers. If the coat is very long, avoid scrubbing in a back and forth motion, as this will cause it to tangle. If the coat is very dense and/or very dirty, use a rubber curry or a scrub brush to help lift the dirt out. Rinse using the same method as noted earlier. The first rinse does not have to be extremely thorough, just enough to wash away the bulk of the dirt.