Two Daschunds in a bubble bath

How to bathe your dog

Doggy bath time should be a fun experience but, if not carried out with care, it can sometimes be uncomfortable for both dogs and humans. Our members have given us tips that have worked for them and their pooch.

Brush first

Give your pup a good brushing to work out any knots & matts before getting them wet.


Test the temperature

Opt for lukewarm water that you test on your forearm first.


Use a specialist shampoo

Using dog shampoo instead of human shampoo (their PH is different than ours). Lather shampoo through their fur.


Rinse well

Rinse, rinse and then rinse again. Any leftover shampoo can irritate your pooch.


Drying technique

To dry, throw a towel over them and use another one to dry the face, then the ears and then the feet.


Finish with fun

End bath time with abundant praise or happy play time.

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Top tip: Buy a non-slip rubber mat to prevent your pooch from slipping

And there you have it, we hope these tips help your bath time. Thank you to our community for contributing these pawsome photos of their pups in the bath. Like our Facebook page to contribute yours soon. Alternatively email your photos to us a along with your pups name.

Have a wagnificent week!

Best woofs,

The BorrowMyDoggy Team

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