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Ways to Prepare Your Bathtub for Your Pup’s Bathtime

Bathtime with your dog can be quite an adventure. The first step to creating a positive experience is to ensure your bathtub is ready for your four-legged friend. Use the following tips to prepare your bathtub for your pup’s bathtime.

Ways to Prepare Your Bathtub for Your Pup's Bathtime

Rinse Down Your Bathtub

You do not have to sit down and scrub your bathtub, but you should at least rinse it down before giving your dog a bath.

In fact, it may not hurt to quickly wipe down your bathtub.

You would not want to bathe in a dirty bathtub, and your dog also deserves to bathe in a clean bathtub.

Besides, you do not want to risk your toiletries or hair getting mixed into your dog’s bath.

Protect the Drain from Hair

The last thing you want after bathing your dog is to find its fur stuck in the drain.

A large clump of hair may clog the drain altogether. Luckily, you can find drain stoppers designed to keep hair and fur from going down the drain.

If you do not have a drain stopper, use a piece of cloth over the drain.

Of course, your bathtub may have a built-in stopper that can be activated with the push of a button.

Dog in a bathtub

Create a Non-Slip Surface

Your dog is going to move around while in the bathtub, especially if your pup is not a fan of baths.

You never want your dog to get hurt while trying to move around or climb out of the bathtub, so you want to use a towel to create a non-slip surface for your pup.

If your dog does not mind bathtime, you must create a non-slip surface to keep your beloved pup safe.

Check your Hot Water

It is important to check your hot water before placing your dog in the bathtub.

A cold bath is not ideal for anyone, and this includes your four-legged friend.

If you notice the hot water is not running, you may need to call in a local professional like Cleanline Plumbing Solutions to determine and repair the problem.

Dog in a bath towel after pup's bathtime

Fill the Bathtub in Advance

The sound of running water may frighten a dog that does not enjoy baths.

It is best to fill the bathtub with lukewarm water before bringing your dog into the bathroom.

This way, you can bathe your dog without increasing its stress or anxiety.

After all, you do not want your pup’s bathtime to become a negative experience for your pup.

Preparing your bathtub makes it easier to ensure your pup is happy, comfortable, and squeaky clean after their bath.

Just remember the tips above and they should help reduce any anxiety your faithful pal may have.


Saturday 10th of December 2022

I had schnauzers and had them professionally groomed. Loved picking them up but hated dropping them off - they'd put on the brakes when they realized where they were at (ROFL)


Sunday 27th of November 2022

My dogs were schnauzers that required regular grooming so most of the baths were that way

Marisela Zuniga

Sunday 20th of November 2022

Great information, thanks for sharing

Molli Taylor

Thursday 17th of November 2022

bathtime is always a disaster, this will help a lot!

Debbie P

Thursday 17th of November 2022

Very important tips!

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