How to get rid of that Smelly Dog smell.

18 Mar

My Golden Retriever asked me to pet her. But her hair is getting long and greasy. Her toenails click on the wood floor. Her breath is bad. She is smelly. I don’t want to pet her.

I thought, Well, whose fault is that? Is it her fault? Can she go turn on the bathwater? Can she brush her teeth? Can she trim her toenails?

Of course, it’s my fault. So this is to remind myself to take better care of this old girl who waits for me to come home from work every day and who is thrilled to play frisbee or get the leash and go for a walk.

Here she is after an indoor bath this winter.

Here she is after an indoor bath this winter.

An outdoor bath is easier and actually fun, especially on a hot summer day.

Start with the basic supplies. A pool of warm water. Shampoo, a brush, nail trimmers, a bag for hair, cotton balls for the ears and scissors.

Start with the basic supplies. A pool of warm water. Shampoo, a brush, nail trimmers, a bag for hair, cotton balls for the ears and scissors.

 

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We put dog hair around some plants to repel rabbits.

 

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I use these old nail trimmers. There are other designs available now.

 

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After trimming under the paws she won’t slide around on our wood floor.

 Use dog toothpaste.

Use dog toothpaste.

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Take off her collar and wash it at the same time. Don’t put it back on until the collar and the dog are dry.

Shampoo.

Shampoo.

Rinse with fresh water, then a big shake.

Rinse with fresh water, then a big shake.

While she is wet it's the best time to use a cotton ball to wipe out her ears. She loves it!

While she is wet it’s the best time to use a cotton ball to wipe out her ears. She loves it!

Everybody loves a clean dog!

Everybody loves a clean dog…

...especially me!

…especially me!

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