The benefits of bathing dogs is often under-emphasised. Bathing dogs can help promote healthy skin, reduce allergies, improve coat condition and make your dog smell much nicer.
Frequency of bathing actually depends on the breed of the dog. If the dog is of a hairy type like the cocker spaniel, then bathing is to be carried out once in six to eight weeks. If these breeds are bathed too frequently, then the skin and coat loose the protective characters. However, in some instances the dog may be subjected to frequent bathing.
Take care in avoiding irritant soaps or human soaps. The soap materials used for human beings are not suitable for dogs. Similarly, many human shampoo products have ingredients that are not suitable for dogs. Hence, always try to use the shampoo products that are mentioned mainly for use in dogs.
Have patience and try to bathe in one place. Dogs love the sprinkling of water, river, and oceans. Even when you are using bathtub, have everything in one place and then start bathing of the dog. Try to have a leash, conditioner, towel, and shampoo within easy reach.
Conditioner is of helpful to make the combing activity easier later. Bathing should be a convenient activity to both the dog and the owner. This should not be a burden. So think ahead and stick to a routine to reduce any stress on your dog.