DIY dog wash
The Ultimate K9000 DIY Dog Wash: Tips and Tricks for a Stress-Free Bath Time with Your Furry Friend!
There's no denying that bath time can be a stressful experience for both dogs and their owners. From the mess to the struggle of getting your furry friend to cooperate, it's no wonder why many people dread this chore. But what if there was a way to make bath time a stress-free and enjoyable experience for both you and your pup? Enter the We Know Pets ultimate DIY dog wash!
Learn how make bath time a breeze for you and your dog in a comfortable environment. With the right tips and tricks, you can transform bath time into a bonding experience and keep your furry friend looking and smelling their best. So, grab your rubber ducky and let's dive into the world of DIY dog washing!
Why do dogs need baths?
Dogs, just like humans, need regular baths to maintain good hygiene and health. Bathing helps to remove dirt, debris, and excess oils from their skin and coat, which can cause skin irritation and bad odour if left untreated. Also, regular bathing can help prevent fleas and ticks and reduce the risk of infections. However, it's essential to note that over-bathing your dog can strip their coat of natural oils, leading to dry skin and other skin problems. So, it's crucial to find the right balance and frequency of bathing that works for your furry friend.
Benefits of our DIY Dog Wash
Our K9000 dog wash works hard so you don't have to! It takes the mess out of your bathroom and is purpose built to take care of all the things you can't at home.
At We Know Pets, all you need to do is walk in with your dog, and everything is set up for you. The DIY dog wash station is equipped with all the tools you need to give your pet a thorough bath, including warm water, shampoo, fleas rinse, conditioner, and blow dryer. The dog wash is ergonomically designed for both you and your pet and your dog steps into a secure gated bath, no grooming expertise required!
The Dog wash has a shelf for your towel and car keys, a secure hook to hold your dog on their lead, and another hook to hang your dogs leash on. Once inside, the dog wash has automatic doors that can be locked for an added step of security, our helpful staff would be happy to demonstrate this feature for you.
FAQ's on our K9000 DIY Dog Wash Station at We Know Pets Bowral
Q. How much does it cost to wash my dog?
A. The cost will depend on how long you take or want to spend washing and drying your dog. For the average dog, most of our customers spend from $10.00 - $15.00.
Q. Where is the DIY Dog Wash Located in Bowral?
A. The dog wash station is located in a purpose built facility at We Know Pets Bowral. It is situated at the front of our store, on the corner of Bowral and Station St Bowral. To find our location on google maps or click here for directions!
Q. Is parking available at the DIY Dog Wash?
A. Yes, parking is conveniently available at the door!
Q. How do I pay for the dog wash?
A. The dog wash accepts coins and credit cards. Our staff can help you if you require change.
Q. What should I bring to the dog wash?
A. Bring a towel and wear old clothes as you may get splashed! Bring along some gold coins if paying with cash or a credit card as well as your leashed dog. The towel will speed up the drying process.
Q. Is the shampoo included in the cost?
A. Yes, shampoo, conditioner and flea rinse is all included.
Q. How does my dog stay in the dog wash?
A. Your dog is securely contained in a gated bath within a purpose built room with automatic doors that you can lock. You can clip your dog to a fixing within the bath as well.
Q. Can staff help me?
A. Staff are available to assist you with change or anything else that you may need but when it comes to washing your dog we believe this is something best experienced by yourself!
Q. What are the opening hours of the DIY Dog Wash?
A. Our dog wash is open from 7am-7pm, 7 days a week.
DIY dog wash step-by-step guide
Now that you've prepared everything, it's time to start the DIY dog wash. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you through the process:
Step 1. Wet your dog's coat
Using the first part of the wash cycle, use the warm water to wet your dog's coat, starting from the neck down. Avoid getting water in your dog's ears, eyes, and nose.
Step 2: Apply shampoo
Switch to the shampoo mode and shampoo to your dog's coat, starting from the neck down. Massage the shampoo into your dog's coat, avoiding their face and ears. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Step 3: Apply conditioner or flea rinse
Switch to the conditioner mode and apply to your dog's coat, starting from the neck down. Massage the conditioner into your dog's coat, avoiding their face and ears. Leave the conditioner on for a few minutes, then rinse thoroughly with the warm water.
Step 4: Dry your dog's coat
Use a soft, absorbent towel to dry your dog's coat, starting from the head down. Gently rub the towel against your dog's coat to remove excess water. You can then switch to either the high or low setting of the blow dryer.
Step 5: Disinfect the wash station
Switch to the disinfect mode to give the bath a clean before leaving!
Drying and grooming your dog after the bath
Drying and grooming your dog after the bath is just as important as the washing process itself. Here are some tips to help you:
Dry your dog's coat thoroughly
Use a soft, absorbent towel to dry your dog's coat thoroughly, starting from the head down.
Choose a heat setting from the dial, either high or low. Gently use the blow dryer starting from your dog's head and work your way down. You can use your dog's brush to help you or just use your fingers.
Never use the blow dryer in the one spot for too long, move it about your dog's coat to maintain comfort.
Brush or comb your dog's coat
Brush or comb your dog's coat thoroughly to remove any tangles or mats. This will also help distribute natural oils throughout your dog's coat, promoting good skin health.
Trim your dog's fur
Trimming your dog's fur after the bath can help maintain their coat's shape and appearance. However, if you're not comfortable doing it yourself, book an appointment with a professional groomer for help.