Bathing your Bulldog

Bathing your bulldog, can be a difficult job.
Unfortunately not all dogs go in as easy as this one..

Here are 10 Tips
to give your Bulldog a Bath:

Collect the materials you will need,
so you will have everything close at hand.
Materials: Doggyshampoo, brush or sponge, treats,
towels, wipes or cotton balls

Before you giving your dog a bath,
give his coat a good brushing.
This will remove any dirt, mats and snarls.
Tangles in your dog’s coat will be much harder
to remove once it’s coat is wet

Make sure your dog doesn’t slip in the tub or shower,
put a towel on the floor when you think he might slip

The whole bathing process may be
somewhat frightening, so take things slowly.
Help your dog to associate the tub or sink
with pleasant things by speaking in a soothing voice
and giving him treats

Be ready to put lots of effort into making the bath
a positive experience for your dog;
doing so will pay off in the long run
if your pet is a happy participant,
rather than frightened or resistant.
Make sure the first time the water isn’t too high
(chestlevel) so he can get used to it

If you want to stay a little dry
when bathing your dog,
begin washing from behind and save
the neck and head for last.
Usually a dog will start shaking only when
their neck and head gets wet

Examine your dog carefully
for skin irritations, fleas and ticks, ear infections,
or other health concerns.
You can detect fleas with a special brush
and ticks can be seen as small lumbs.
Do the examination before you start the bathing

When washing make sure to take special care of
the ears, wrinkles, tail, genitals and between the toes

Rinse all of the shampoo
out of your dog’s coat thoroughly.
If you can still see bubbles on the dog,
you need to rinse a couple more times.
Any soap, shampoo or conditioner residue
left on the dog will attract dirt,
defeating the purpose of the bathing ritual.
Soap residue can also irritate your dog and cause itching

Dry your dog with the towel,
when bathing your dog in a tub,
let the water run out and dry your dog in the tub
(this will save you a lot of cleaning afterwards) .
When the dog is dried up, brush it again,
this will remove the last hairs and will make their coat shine

Give him a tasty treat as a reward for good behavior.
They will quickly learn that getting a bath
is not a frightening experience.
Don’t be surprised if after the bath,
your dog wants to run around the house like a puppy,
rubbing himself on everything to try and dry himself.
This is normal behavior but if he is getting himself dirty,
then distract him with toys or a game

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