How to Give Your Large Dog a Bath

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If you’re gotten a new large-breed puppy, the best time to start teaching him to like bathing is when he is young. However, even older large dogs can learn to like a bath, though these large dogs come with their own unique challenges.

You can bath your dog at home, as long as you prepare yourself and the dog ahead of time. Also, remember, you really only need to bathe your dog when he gets smelly or every 3 months or so, as long as you are brushing him regularly

  1. Get the right shampoo. Shampoo designed for people — even baby shampoo — has a different pH than what’s best for your dog. …
  2. Stop the tears and wet ears. …
  3. Brush your dog. …
  4. Stock your station. …
  5. Use my three-towel trick. …
  6. Block the drain. …
  7. Put in a nonslip surface. …
  8. Go warm on the water.