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Make sure you choose the right shampoo before you start. Do not use your own shampoo as it has different pH levels that are not good for your dog. Instead, ask your vet or the folks at the pet store what they recommend. Also remember to get a bath tool to help get through those mats or clumps of hair.
My daughter hates to get water in her ears, so she wears ear plugs when she is swimming as well as in the shower. Dogs are not big fans of getting water in their ears either, so place a small amount of cotton in your pup’s ear before you get the water running. Brushing your dog before you shampoo them help distribute the shampoo more evenly and makes it easier to get them nice and clean.
Make sure you have plenty of towels when you are bathing your dog. You will want 2-3 towels to keep yourself from getting soaked and the dog nice and dry. Dogs need to have traction when they are getting a bath, so use a towel in the tub or a non-skid bath mat. Use one towel as a “cape” to keep them from shaking their water all over you. The other towel is the drying towel to get them dry after the asking occurs.
Dogs actually do not like the sound of running water, so full the tub before you put them in. Be sure to have nice warm water for them as they hate their water too cold or too hot.