The bath should take place after the last evening walk with our pet so that the dog does not go outside for the next few hours. Prepare all necessary accessories that you will use before bathing, such as puppy shampoo, towel, appropriate dog comb or brush. Do not forget to properly comb your dog’s coat before washing. For the caretakers of long-haired dogs, we also suggest preparing a dryer.
You should put an anti-slip mat or a towel in the bath so that the dog does not slip. This could induce unnecessary stress and hurt its paws. The bath should be fast and efficient. Soak the dog in the direction from the back of the body to the front, with water at a temperature of about 37–39°C, without moistening the head. Be careful with ears when bathing as their specific structure makes it difficult for water to flow out of them. Dogs are not able to get rid of water from their auditory systems so the fluid can lead to inflammation. After the bath, wrap your dog in a towel, gently wipe and let it shake off freely from the water. The ideal complement to the dog bath will be a reward for the courageous attitude of our puppy in the form of a delicious treat, preferably one that strengthens its natural resistance – Treat for a healthy puppy. By doing so, you ensure that your puppy associates the care treatment with something pleasant.