Bath time can be a stressful experience for your dog. However, following these guidelines can make your time and your pets bath time a more enjoyable experience.
Before the BathDo not chase your dog before the bath, try Sitting down and having your dog come to you. Use a soft tone in your voice. Say the word bath calmly before putting your pet in the bath tub. Praise your pet, and pet them, this should be a bonding time for both you and your pet, also using a treat is a good way to show your dog that bath time is fun time!
If your dog has long hair, always brush it out before the bath. The reason for this, is because if your dog has a mat, the mat will tighten in the bath once it gets wet, therefore making it almost impossible to untangle. To get a mat out you can use a special slicker brush or a matt breaker. Make sure your comb can go through the hair without snagging, before putting your pet in the bath.