What if the dog does not like bathing?
Some dogs are real "water rats". They love to swim and even bathing or showering at home is no problem. Other dogs, on the other hand, are rather water-shy and avoid contact with water wherever they can. If you have a dog that resists bathing and bolts at the sight of the shower, showering the dog becomes a real challenge. Some dogs have a deep-rooted fear of water and cleaning such a quadruped is correspondingly difficult. Still other dogs are simply anxious because they are not comfortable in a bathtub or shower. These insecure or frightened animals can be helped by distracting them and making washing a pleasant experience. For this purpose, we would like to recommend two products in particular that are excellent for distracting and bathing a dog.
How do I take away the dog's fear of bathing?
The Aquapaw Pet Bathing Tool is a hand-held shower specially designed for cleaning pets. What makes this product special is that it is both a spray head and a brush. Many dogs enjoy being washed and brushed at the same time. Operating the Aquapaw is child's play. The hand piece is pulled over the hand by means of a loop. The shower is connected to the tap via a 2.5 metre hose and an adapter, which is also included. During use, the water flows out of nozzles that also serve to massage the dog. The water is conveniently switched on and off by clenching the hand in a fist and pressing a small button in the middle of the palm. This way you always have one hand free when bathing the dog, for example to give treats or shampoo the coat. With this helpful equipment, many dogs who otherwise react fearfully at the sight of a shower head are happy to be washed. The massaging nubs of the Aquapaw help to make the previously unloved cleaning a relaxed experience.
The company Schulze Heimtierbedarf is known for the fact that all products have a positive effect on the coexistence of pet and owner. With the Aquapaw, the positive effect is particularly obvious, as the product can reduce the dog's fears. Thus, relaxation during bathing can directly contribute to an improved relationship between dog and owner.
How can I distract the dog while bathing?
If your dog is restless in the bath or shower, the Fun & Tasty Paw Lick Mat is the perfect product for you and your four-legged friend. The licking mat can be smeared with spreadable sausage, peanut butter or whatever your dog likes. The mat can then be easily attached to tiles or glass shower walls with suction cups. Dogs take great pleasure in licking the delicious contents out of the cracks in the mat. Due to the nature of the mat, this takes some time during which a dog is busy and distracted. After use, the licking mat can be conveniently cleaned in the dishwasher. By the way, the Fun & Tasty Paw Licking Mat is not only a good tip when showering the dog, but whenever your four-legged friend reacts restlessly or nervously to his surroundings, such as at the vet. Together with the Aquapaw Pet Bathing Tool, the Fun & Tasty Paw Licking Mat is our recommendation for relieving dogs' fear of bathing and reducing stress for both dog and owner.