1.Keep it WARM
The summer months washing your pooch under the hosepipe is fine and normally a nice cool experience. However, as the weather cools it’s a good idea to find another option so you keep your dog warm. Do you have a shower in the house with a handheld shower-head? Consider training your dog to stand in the shower (you may have to also get wet). This is a great way to keep the temperature at a nice warm setting. Remember to pop plenty of old towels on the floor so your pet doesn’t go slip-sliding after getting out. If you don’t have this option consider filling buckets full of warm water so you can finish your dogs washing experience with a warm ending. Or even standing your dog in the bath and rinsing them with buckets of warm water. Mobile washing units or taking your dog to the groomer for a bath during the cooler months is also a good idea to keep them comfortable and smelling sweet.
2.Keep it CALM
Talk to your dog during his/her bath in a nice soothing voice. Also incorporate a nice massage and scratch into the bathing regime. This will help your dog relax during the experience. Those round-rubber brushes are great to add a little massage while also removing dead skin and hair.