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Project

Dog Washing

Materials

  • Shiny Paw Therapeutic Shampoo
  • Shiny Paw Therapeutic Natural Conditioner
  • Shiny Paw Ear Cleaner
  • Bathing tub
  • Towels (for matting the bottom of bathing tub and for drying dog afterward)
  • Tissue or cotton swab
  • Washcloth
  • Hose or pitcher

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Place a towel on the bottom of tub (to help dog not slip), fill tub with water.

  2. Step 2

    Put in ear drops, fill external ear canal and earflap with solution and massage gently for 30 seconds. Gently wipe with a tissue or cotton swab. Fill a second time and just wipe without massaging. (To help prevent ear infections, it is best to use an all-natural ear cleaner (like Shiny Paw) and flush ears twice a month.)

  3. Step 3

    Use washcloth to wet dog's face. Use hose or pitcher to wet rest of dog with warm water. -Begin shampooing dog; start at face and work your way to tail. -Let shampoo set for several minutes. -Dog shampoo should be low-foaming so it rinses away easily and does not strip nutrients from coat. -Use washcloth to rinse shampoo from face. -Use hose or pitcher to thoroughly rinse rest of dog.

  4. Step 4

    Conditioning:-Massage conditioner throughout coat; avoid contact with dog's eyes. -Apply additional conditioner to matted or tangled areas. -Allow a few minutes for conditioner to penetrate coat. -Use hose or pitcher to thoroughly rinse rest of dog.

  5. Step 5

    Drying: -Wrap a towel around dog's body and pat dry. -One should never attempt to break any mats or tangles when the coat is still damp or wet. -Once coat is completely dry, brush dog.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, May 2007

Reviews (2)

  • 5 Nov, 2008

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  • 15 May, 2008

    I wash the face last because as soon as my dog gets his face wet he wants to shake off all the water resulting in me and everything else getting soaked!