Dirty dogs need baths, but this process is pricey. Professional pet grooming, in our experience, can cost anywhere from $30 to $60 more per visit, depending on the size and breed of the dog. Groomer tips are extra.
My own daughter, a dog groomer and pet care technician, recommends bathing dogs every six weeks. Those cleanings can quickly grow costly!
How can you give your own dog a bath?
Many dog owners opt to save money by washing their own dogs. It’s a little tricky to clean up a canine, especially the first time. With practice, however, it can become much easier for both hound and human. Here are 10 steps to help you bathe your own Basset, Beagle, Bichon Frise, Bloodhound, Boxer or other breed.
1. Remove your dog’s collar.
Pet stores offer slip leashes, which slide over the dog’s head. These waterproof restraints are helpful for bathing, allowing you to clean the dog’s neck without his collar.