When we only had one large dog, pet bath time could be difficult. Now that we have a total of five dogs, it can be a complete disaster if we aren’t careful. Over the years we have developed a few tips that can help to make things run more smoothly. Check them out below.
1. Always Use the Bathtub
Early on, we believed it would be easier to give the dogs a bath in the shower. No bending over the side of the tub and easy access to the dogs. Unfortunately, that didn’t go as planned. It is hard to keep them from escaping in a shower, and the only way to really reach them is to crawl into the water yourself. Now, we always use the tub when giving them baths.
2. Use a Removeable Shower Head
Another awesome tip is to use a removeable shower head. In the guest bathroom we just had a fixed shower head, but we found that when we installed a removeable one, it made bath time so much easier. With a removeable shower head you can control the direction that the water goes so that it doesn’t end up on the wall, floor or your clothes.
3. Consider Your Comfort
If you have multiple pets like me, then leaning over the edge of the bathtub can really start to be uncomfortable after a while. Luckily, there is a solution, Sterling shower doors with ComforTrack technology do away with hard inflexible shower and bathtub door tracks.
The ComforTrack provides a cushioned track that you can stand, sit and even lean on making it more comfortable when you are trying to bath pets and even children. The Sterling Shower Doors with ComforTrack Technology is available for both shower and bathtubs, making it comfortable no matter which you have. Just because it is flexible doesn’t mean it isn’t durable either. The ComforTrack has undergone rigorous testing to ensure its durability, and to make sure it can withstand normal wear and tear. Plus, with its low profile and sleek track, it is super easy to keep clean.
4. Give a Reward After Bath Time
By giving a reward to your pet after bath time, you are reinforcing the behavior and turning it into a more positive experience. After a while, your pets will come to associate bath time with a treat and will be less resistant.
Pet bath time doesn’t have to be a distater. With simple tips like those above, it can be a positive experience for both you and your pets. I’d love to hear your pet bath time tips or tricks, feel free to share them in a comment on this post.