Grooming Tips

How to Give Your Dog a Bath on a Budget

In the hot months of summer it becomes even more necessary for dogs to get regular baths as they are out and about and getting dirtier than normal. Taking your dog to a groomer of some sort can add up financially if you want to treat your dog do the regular bath it deserves, so you may want to take matters into your own hands at least every once in awhile when it comes to bathing your furry friend. We’ve put together a short list of suggestions for how to give your dog a bath on a budget.

Despite what the featured image on this blog post may lead you to believe, the most important thing we can recommend when it comes to giving your dog a bath on a budget is purchasing a small plastic pool. You can get a cheap one for anywhere from $5 to $10.


This small purchase can make a world of difference when it comes to bathing your dog because not only does it help keep your bathroom and bathtub a little more clean, but it also gives your dog more room to stretch out during the cleaning process which will only lead him or her to feel that much more comfortable.

Another very important part of the home bathing process is making sure you have the right supplies. You have to make sure that you are using a shampoo specifically made for dogs rather than a traditional human shampoo. Dog shampoos have lower pH levels and won’t burn your dogs eyes.

A very simple trick you can use that will make the whole bathing process more simple is to schedule your dog’s bath time right before something that they really enjoy such as dinner or a walk. This will help to put them more at ease over time and possibly make them even look forward to bath time.


Remember to be very giving with treats when first training your dog to be ok with home baths. The whole process is about instilling good habits and rewarding good behavior when it is there.If you still don’t feel especially comfortable with giving your dog a bath at home, be sure to give us a call at 818-796-2000 and make an appointment.

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