Back when Miss M and I were bachelorettes together, one of the biggest problems of being a single girl with a big dog was giving her a bath. Not only did I have to find a way to lift and toss her 75 lb body into the tub, but Miss M took any advantage to escape from the bath. I actually had to don a bathing suit and hop on in with her where I spent more time tackling her than actually cleaning. The mere touch of water gives Miss M a Gremlin-effect where she starts zooming around and would drench everything in my apartment. Not to mention the amount of hair I had to clean out of the tub.
Times have changed and we decided to make our lives easier by taking both the pooches to PetSmart. Here we let the professionals take care of the cleaning, not to mention the toenail clipping and anal gland expression. But lately it's been really hard to find a 3 hour block to devote to dropping off and picking up the dogs, or maybe it's more about the horror of navigating Chicago traffic.
Are there other pain-free solutions to dog bathing? We've already been using Earthbath Cleaning Wipes between baths to fend off the smell of Fritos, but I don't think it really removes dirt. Does anyone else have any great, stress-free dog bath tips? And how long do most people go between baths?