How to Get Your Dog to Love Baths

How to Get Your Dog to Love Baths

How to Get Your Dog to Love Baths

Does your dog always try to avoid taking a bath? This is a problem that many pet parents encounter. Fortunately, we've discovered the best techniques for bathing your dog.

The following are three crucial pointers for successfully bathing your dog. Let's discuss how to make your dog like taking showers.

Why Do Dogs Hate Getting Baths?

To begin with, dogs don't despise bathing, contrary to popular belief. However, baths go against your pup's wolf nature, which requires it to carry the scent of its surroundings in order to engage in effective hunting. Dogs like rolling around in the mud and dirt, much to the annoyance of their owners.

It's also possible that your dog's resistance to getting a wash stems from unfamiliarity. As much as dogs like getting baths, most pet owners detest providing them. Your dog could be reluctant to take another bath if he hasn't had one in a while.

Three tips to Make Bath Time Fun for Your Dog

  • Tip 1: Begin young

Give your dog as much time as you can to stand in a watery area. This will broaden their conception of water. You may both drink it and immerse yourself in it.

This is also something you can do with an adopted dog. Reintroduce your new friend to water as soon as you've gained his trust. Watch how at ease they are in and around the water. Depending on their response, you might need to modify your strategy or entice them with their preferred food.

"Take your dog on a stroll in the rain, let him stand on the shallow end of the pool, or let him play in the beach's damp sand. We are surrounded by water. Bathtime will go more smoothly the sooner your dog realizes there is nothing to be afraid of."

  • Tip 2: Practice in the restroom

After a leisurely stroll, take your dog to the restroom and tell him to sit. Treat your dog for the behavior, then lead him back out of the restroom. Repeat this procedure several times to train your dog to obey orders that are already familiar to him.

Then lead your dog to the bathtub and tell him to take a dip. Be patient; it can take a few tries to get it right. Reward your dog when he succeeds or tries, then lead him out of the restroom. Up till your dog feels secure entering the empty bathtub, repeat this training. Your dog learns to unwind in the restroom, a place he previously shunned.

"Consider your bathroom to be just another room in your house. Allow your dog to explore the place and settle in by letting him go in and out. To assist your dog get acclimated to the loud sounds during training, you may also put on the shower."

  • Tep 3: Modify Your Attitude

Dogs are extremely perceptive to shifts in energy, attitude, and body language. When you try to introduce bathing with a bad attitude, kids will oppose the activity right away. Why should your dog perform an action that you don't even want to perform?

Before giving your dog a wash, take a moment to relax and breathe deeply. Maintain a cheerful and enthusiastic attitude. You'd be shocked to learn how significant even modest adjustments may be.

Observe these helpful reminders: 

  • Be patient. Nothing occurs in a day or two. Your dog could need a few weeks to become accustomed to being bathed.

  • Identify their drive: Bribery is really effective. Find out what motivates your dog, then utilize it as a reward.

  • Avoid pushing it: dragging your dog into the bathtub will make it permanent as a negative place.
  • Make it enjoyable by conversing with your dog while bathing him. Give him a kiss and tell him he's doing a fantastic job.

Make taking a bath fun.

After carefully cleaning your dog, use The Absorber® Dog Lover's Towel to completely dry him. In comparison to other cotton towels on the market, this all-purpose dog PVC cloth is softer and more effective. Dry those difficult-to-reach areas quickly, then resume playing with your fuzzy friend.