Bathing your dog
When bathing your dog for the first time, whether a puppy or an adult dog, it’s important to create a pleasant environment full of trust, so that it perceives bath-time as something that is good, relaxed, and fun.
Take your dog out for a long walk and play. This way, it will be tired and more docile when it comes to bath-time. Brush your dog to get rid of dead hair. This will make baths a simpler experience.
During bath time
- Wet your dog with warm water (neither hot nor cold) from neck to tail. Avoid its head at the beginning of its bath.
Apply a little bit of shampoo. It’s always better to have to add more than to use too much, as it will be much harder to rinse.
- Rub your dogs whole body, while making sure that no shampoo or water gets in its ears. You can clean its ears later with a moistened cotton ball. Don’t forget to wash its paws, especially between its pads and toes.
Rinse, rinse, and rinse again. All its fur must be shampoo-free. When there is no more shampoo residue left, you will see that the water runs freely and smoothly off your dog.
- Let your dog shake itself dry. If you want to prevent it from splashing too much, wrap its body with a towel. Once it has given a good shake, towel-dry it thoroughly.
If your dog lets you, and you should feel so inclined, you can use a hair dryer, but at a normal temperature (not hot) and make sure it is at least at a 30 cm distance from its body. Never blow-dry close to its ears.
After bath time
Don´t let your dog out in the garden before its coat has fully dried.
Give your dog a treat. Reward it for being cooperative during bath-time.
It’s best to bathe your dog after 6 months of age, when its organism has a strong enough immune system and a defined pH that will protect its skin and coat.
- How regularly you should bathe your dog will depend on its hair-type.
Feed your dog with Beneful® Originals with Real Salmon to upkeep its beautiful coat.