Between Grooming

How to brush your Dog

Brushing Guidlines

How to bathe your Dog

  1. Place rubber mat in bottom of the tub or sink so dog won’t slip or slide
  2. Fill tub with 3 – 4 inches of lukewarm water
  3. Brush dog thoroughly to remove tangles, mats and loose hair
  4. Place cotton balls snugly in dog’s ears to keep out water and soap
  5. Place dog in water, holding him gently but firmly
  6. Using a plastic pitcher, unbreakable cup or spray hose, thoroughly wet dog from head down, keeping water out of the ears and eyes
  7. Apply dog shampoo (never use human shampoo or dish washing liquid) over entire body and lather in from shoulders to tail, finishing with the head
  8. Rinse thoroughly with warm water, beginning with the head
  9. Remove dog from tub or sink
  10. Towel dry until dog is damp
  11. If it is sunny and hot, you can allow the dog to air dry in an enclosed area, exercise pen or ventilated enclosure. It is unwise to allow a damp dog to run free because he may be enticed to roll on dirty areas
  12. Continue to towel dry or use a commercial pet dryer approved for home use. A blow dryer can be substituted for a pet dryer, using a low, warm setting to finish the drying process.


How to clean the ears and eyes

Cleaning Eyes and Ears