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Watch: Top Tips For Bathing Your Dog With Lynne Land

 

 

The wonderful Lynne Land is a dog groomer from Derbyshire, and with the help of her little assistant Freddie, she gives us her top tips on bathing your dog with as minimal stress as possible.

 

 

Lynne's Top Tips For Bathing Your Dog

 

  • Use tepid water and start with the face, head and ears - give them a good dowsing.

 

  • Don't spray directly in the ear or the nose. 

 

  • Use tearless shampoo, rub it between your hands and apply it to the head and face area, massage it in well. 

 

  • If you’ve got a dog with a big fluffy beard give that an extra good wash and rub it through.  If your dog’s very dirty repeat this step again so they’re squeaky clean. 

 

  • Quickly dry their head, face and ears with a little towel and this generally stops them shaking for the rest of the bath. 

 

  • Now, wet his fur right down to the skin so he’s really very wet.

 

  • Squirt your mixed shampoo all over the dog and rub it in and rinse it off.

 

  • Dry off with a towel, I’m just squeezing Freddie’s legs gently, sort of blotting them dry – I don’t rub the coat because that leads to tangles - and that’s him done.

 

  • Now it’s time to put his drying coat on. These are absolutely brilliant for after baths as they absorb so much water off them. 

 

  • And that's it! Freddie is ready for a play in the garden before he gets blow-dried.  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 

 

So that’s how I bath the dog. Hopefully, Freddy’s not going to be sulky for too long!

 

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