Tips on Bathing Your Dog

Before bathing, comb and brush out all mats. Put a drop of mineral oil in the eyes to protect them from suds. Some people use cotton balls in the ears. When your dog is thoroughly wet, apply the shampoo on his back and work it gently through the coat for about 10 minutes. Be careful not to get soap in his face or mouth. Use a washcloth or sponge to clean and rinse his face, and a soft brush to clean the paws, between toes and on nails. Keep your dog away from any drafts until his coat is completely dry after rinsing off all the soap.

For more information, please read the story How to Bathe Your Dog.