If there is a large dog inside of your home giving him a bath may be a difficult thing to do! Big dogs get dirty quickly, though bathing usually isn’t on their list of things they want to do. Your dog needs a bath at least once every other week, however. Use this guide to learn how to give your large dog a bath and you will make giving your big dog a bath simple and easy!
First, if you plan to use a flea treatment on your dog, such as Frontline Plus, you cannot bathe your dog for a full 24 to 48 hours. After this time it is safe to bath Fido. Now that this information is out of the way it is time to get to business.
You will want to brush his hair prior to bathing. Grooming brushes make it easy to stream his entire coat. Brushing before bathing will detangle the hairs as well as get rid of lose hair and dander. If there are knots in the hair these should be cut before bath time begins. Your next step is to prepare your dog by placing a cotton ball into each of his ears. So this softly and do not push the cotton ball far into his ear. The cotton ball will prevent water from getting into them.
It is now a good idea to put your dog’s collar and leash on. This will help you keep hold of him should he decide to try to end his bath a little earlier than you anticipated. You must now get him into the tub! A treat always coaxes him that way.
When you’re running the water for his bath ensure that it is at a good temperature for your pet. Not too cold, not too hot works perfectly. Using a cup, drench your dog’s fur with water. Once the fur is completely saturated squirt the soap directly onto the dog’s back, working into a rich lather. Shampoo the dog with your hands. Don’t forget to clean his face, legs and other hard to reach areas.
You should now rinse the dog off. Ensure that all of the shampoo is removed from his body. You may want to use a cup or a special handheld shower hand to make the job easier. Be sure to remove all the soap so that his skin is not irritated. Use a towel to dry him off and be prepared! Chances are he’ll be so excited after his shower he’ll take a few running leaps through the house.