by joanapalmer on 13 October 2020 - 14:10
by Hired Dog on 13 October 2020 - 14:10
by Hundmutter on 13 October 2020 - 16:10
Actually last time I cheated, got him done by a groomer ;-) ;-) ;-)
[I then had to go back to hers to get him into her raised tub.]
by Q Man on 13 October 2020 - 20:10
This has worked for quite a while...
by GSCat on 13 October 2020 - 21:10
I use the regular people bath tub with the shower curtain bunched up on top of the curtain rod and no people products accessible. There's both hot and cold water, the dog can't go anywhere, and the whole room can be easily cleaned up with Clorox Clean-up, water, and more towels afterwards. My dog loves her baths, so long as the water's not cold. She's actually gotten into the tub and barked at me asking for a bath :-) She also gets extremely excited/wound up when she hears me using the shower.
I made a dog washer to use in the tub using a standard pipe with a diverter valve. It screws into the pipe between the wall and the shower head. I added a 90 degree lead-free L fitting onto the diverter fitting, and then a 10 foot water-safe RV hose and a lead-free pistol grip garden nozzle with the multiple settings. Shower setting on the nozzle works very well. The pistol grip means I can easily spray and stop water instantly Don't turn the water up too far or you'll blow the hose. The diverter valve stays in the position to allow regular people showers unless I'm going to wash the dog, and I put in a stick-up hook to hang the nozzle from to keep the hose out of everyone's way. I've also used the hose and nozzle part alone in a laundry tub when a people bath tub wasn't available. Much bigger mess to clean up afterwards, and it could be necessary to lift a geriatric or injured dog into and out of the tub.
A sprayer bottle like one used for plant or lawn spraying can be added between the hose and nozzle to make soaping the dog easier and less wasteful, although less enjoyable for the dog. Make sure non-toxic like those approved for organic vegetable gardening. Make sure it has an on-off valve/switch so soap can be on or off as needed.
The dog wash gadgets pet stores sell suck because of low water pressure, short hose, no diverter valve, and no pistol grip on-off.
It's tough to wash a dog outside when it's 40 below zero F.
by ValK on 13 October 2020 - 22:10
tub in bathtub. much easier to clean small plastic tub than full bathtub after pup managed to spill on itself jar of engine oil.
by GSCat on 13 October 2020 - 23:10
That is soooooooooo cute. How in the world did you get him/her to hold still for the pic?
My dog simply won't fit in a bucket anymore.
FWIW, I don't give my dog a bath, even though that's what we call it. She actually gets a shower with the dog washer. The dog washer washes/rinses the tub walls and bathtub quite nicely. Me, too, if necessary [sigh]
by Hundmutter on 14 October 2020 - 03:10
Seriously, of course I wouldn't hose him down outside in winter. He does not get many baths in any case, he isn't a Showdog and being older he does not get into many scrapes that make him dirty. If pressed and it became essential on a cold day, I guess I'd put him in my own shower.
I do miss the proper built-in dog showers where I used to work ...
by joanapalmer on 14 October 2020 - 08:10
So cute! Thanks for your recommendations, Guys! I also researched some information about my question and find this review https://pawsnose.com/best-dog-bath-tub
by Rik on 14 October 2020 - 09:10
I used one of these for many years. Only mods were I cut an entryway at one end, so I could walk the dog into it and didn't have to lift. and put an eye bolt on the other end to clip collar to.
also, It has a drain plug that a few simple adapters allowed it to be attached to a water hose so I could use it in my garage and drain outside in bad weather.