Specially designed bathtubs for dogs are great for washing pets in a calm, effective manner. Most dog owners use the family bathtub for dog bathing; however, this can be tricky for a variety of reasons.
Depending on the size of the dog, it can be extremely difficult to get some dogs into the bath. Small dogs are easy to lift, but larger ones can present problems, particularly those that put up a struggle when it is time to have a bath. It can also be quite difficult and back-breaking to reach into the bath to wash and rinse the dog properly.
Smaller dogs may find a bath designed for humans too spacious and threatening which will increase the anxiety often associated with bathing for some dogs.
Indoor bathing also comes with the hassle of cleaning the bathroom after the bath. Dogs shake vigorously to get rid of most of the water on their pelts and this is the first thing they will do – splattering the entire floor and walls of the bathroom. Not to mention the mess when the dog manages to escape and runs through the house, spreading water and shampoo everywhere.
Dogs often try to jump while in a bathtub. They do not like feeling confined, losing their scent, slipping on the bottom of the strange sounds and smells of cleanliness. Jumping helps them to release stress and try to escape. A dog bath is a canine-friendly approach to bath time. They are specially designed and built to handle the particular needs of pets. The best dog bathtubs benefit both pets and their owners. They offer pet owners ease of use to groom their pets and are a much safer and convenient option for dogs.
One of the major benefits of portable models is that they can be placed in a much better location such as outside on the patio or on the lawn where they are easy to empty and clean. Setting up a dedicated dog washing station outside also allows you the convenience of keeping your dog clean without being removed from its comfortable home environment. Not to mention the cost saving while keeping the family bathtub fur-free.
There is a number of outdoor dog baths available on the market, ranging from economical to salon grade. Here are a few options for you to consider:
This foldable, collapsible indoor / outdoor pet tub is a great option for at-home pet bathing. Side pockets are designed to hold products and tools like shampoo and brushes for easy access. The tub is easy to fill and drain after use. This portable outdoor dog bath is very easy to assemble without the need for tools and when not in use, it folds neatly into its own carry case. Being portable means that you can take your outdoor dog bathtub with you on holiday to ensure that your dog is kept clean and healthy at all times. Suitable for small to medium size dogs. The soft plastic material is strong but maybe less durable than solid plastic.
Washing your dog has never been easier with these elevated bathing stations that bring the convenience of a professional dog salon to your home. This strong and durable dog washing station with a 3-point harness keeps your dog safe during bath time while the elevated position avoids back strain.
The Booster elevated bathtub features 360-degree access to your pet, a shampoo caddy, a non-slip mat to keep your pet sturdy while bathing and comes in different sizes making it suitable for all dogs breeds. It is especially suitable for dogs that wriggle a lot as they are easier to hold onto. It is easy to fill and drain, made out of durable plastic material, and easy to store when not in use. An optional add-on is a choice of three different sized stair steps to fit your choice of tub size.
The ultimate in designer-level pet baths, this enclosed bath, and spa with built-in mist jets will give your dog a truly spa-like experience. Featuring four lockable wheels for stability and easy transport, a shelf for smaller dogs, and exits on both sides, it really has everything needed to make dog grooming an easy and enjoyable experience.
A built-in safety leash ensures the dog stays put and the high sides prevent it from escaping. All you have to do is roll the bath outside, hook up the hose and buckle your dog in for the best bath of his life.
Dog bathing needs vary by a household so make sure to prioritize the features you require for the best option before deciding. Elevated options are particularly helpful for older owners or those with back problems. Detachable hoses and plugs are particularly helpful for outdoor dog baths as it can be back-breaking trying to flip over a tub filled with heavy water.