When the dog is six months old, you can start training the dog to wash. There are eight main steps in washing:
1. Before taking a bath, brush the dog's whole body to avoid more serious hair entanglement. If any knots, mud, tar, chewing gum, etc. are found on the hair, it should be cleaned up first, so as to facilitate the next cleaning. Comb brush, especially pay attention to the mouth around, behind the ears, armpit, medial, toe tip and other places, because these places are the most easy to "hide dirt".
2. Some dogs are afraid of water, such as shar-peis, who will take a detour if they see a puddle in the road. Deal with this kind of dog dog, want to train their "hydrophilic" above all, that is to use the basin to install half a basin of warm water, put the dog in the basin to stand firm, first with a towel dipped in the right amount of water to wet the dog whole body, and then gently comb the hair on the dog body with your hand. When the dog is comfortable and quiet and ready to bathe, fill the tub with warm water so that the dog only shows his head and neck. This "slow motion" will make the dog feel comfortable and will not be "afraid" to bathe in the future.
3. Smear hair detergent on the back first, and rub from the back to the buttocks to foam all over the body.
4. Wash the dog's hair and chest. When washing the head and chest, avoid getting foam into the dog's eyes. To prevent the dog from moving around, it is best to hold the dog's head with one hand and not let the dog dodge or lick the shampoo while the other hand scratches and clean the dog's hair. If you can find a helper, ask him or her to grab your dog's mouth so you can wash it in peace.
Then wash the soles of your feet. When washing the soles of your dog's feet, hold them with one hand and wash them with the other hand so that the dog does not fall or run away.
6. Start flushing the dog with either a water heater nozzle or a water cup. Wash the dog's head first, then its body, then its chest, one by one. Wash slowly and do not flush furiously, or the dog will shake his head and you will be unable to continue. If left on your dog, it can cause itchy skin, which can lead to bacterial infections when your dog scratches.
7. Drain any remaining water from the bowl and dry the dog with a towel, especially around the ears, and check for water.
8. Finally, dry the dog's hair with a hair dryer, otherwise the dog will easily catch cold. Keep combing your dog's hair while you blow, and keep combing until the dog's hair is completely dry, as long as the dog is not dry.
The temperature of the dog's bath water should not be too high or too low, generally 36℃ in spring, summer and autumn, and 37℃ in winter is the most suitable. Bath time should be chosen in the morning or noon, do not take a bath in the air humidity or rainy days, and do not put the dog after a bath in the sun dry hair, because a lot of oil lost on the hair after a bath, greatly reduce the dog's ability to resist the cold and resistance, a cold and heat easily cause a cold, and even lead to pneumonia.