Thank you so much for the advice! I used a towel, which I never would have thought of! It really helped. I made sure I had treats with me to help him out and reward him when he was have his good moments. I also kept in mind about rinsing well and draining the water.
I didn't have any cotton balls, but I think I may try to do it next time. I think I'm going to get him special Bath Time treats as well. This way he won't get bored of the same treat for everything we learn together!
Thanks so much!
I take a shower with the dog(s). Be very careful if you do this, dangerous if you slip! Our dogs are used to this; they don't freak.
Always dilute dog shampoo before applying to the dog. Don't use human soaps/shampoos (I made that mistake once).
After bath is a great time to clip claws -- they're soft.
Make sure you have a fine-mesh drain screen if you don't want to be on a first-name basis with your plumber.
Ideally, I'd like to get to this point, because honestly, I'm gonna get wet anyway........
I had some organic puppy shampoo that I used and it said "you may dilute shampoo"....but I didn't understand the reason for it.
I made sure, I kept my hair catcher in the tub :) I have to use it for myself, haha!
Thanks so much for your help!
I've seen great reviews for South Bark Dog Wash. I little out of my way, but I think it'll be a good place to go to every now and then. I'm already thinking, I may go when the mother in law comes to visit! Bebop can get a proper pampered experience AND then I'll know he'll be super clean.
It's funny that you mentioned that you got in with Butters, because I was coming to that point last night! I was assessing the situation and I thought "If I just sit on that end of the tub, this might be easier, I'm already soaked anyways" Then I realized that he was more afraid of the sound of the water than the actual water itself. So I scrubbed as much as I could and only turned the water on when I really needed to. He handled the blow dryer better...go figure!