What You Should Know About Bathing Your Dog At Home
By Shannon Lynnes Heggem
Many people bathe their dogs at home, which can be a fun experience for both you and your pet. Professional groomers usually urge people to try this at home, at least once. It will either be a great bonding experience, or you will appreciate your groomer even more!
You need to choose an appropriate location. In the warmer months, the front lawn may seem like a good choice. It can be, as long as the pet isnâ€™t rinsed with cold water from the hose. We wouldnâ€™t enjoy an ice-cold shower, even in hot weather, and dogs donâ€™t, either. It can also be dangerous if the pet is overheated to begin with, as the cold water prohibits the dogâ€™s natural cooling system from lowering his body temperature. So the location that you choose needs to have access to warm, running water. Laundry rooms are a popular choice, with the utility tubs doubling as bathtubs for smaller dogs. If the room has a floor drain, it can also be a good bathing location for the bigger dogs to stand over.