Today was full of excitement! I took Sakari for a walk around the neighborhood. We passed by the fire station where fireman from afar gave her excited waves, where she gave them an excited tail wag.
She stank when get got back in! I try to take her for a walk before giving her a bath. Then she isn’t as willing to put up a fight. 😉
Before she hops in the bath
I brush her thoroughly. This helps to ensure there are no mats in her fur before the bath. If you wash a matted coat, it will make it worse. For my husky, I mainly have to brush her tail. I just use a regular brush like this.
Bath time with my husky has always been a hassle. Huskies have a double coat, a top coat and an under coat. It takes some serious lathering to get deep into the fur.
Also, SAKARI HATES BATHS.
It has always been the biggest pain to keep her in the tub. That’s when I did some online searching and discovered THE BEST THING EVER.
Two words. Bath. Tethers.
They are the most fantastic things in the whole wide dog bathing world.
buy them here
The suction cups go on the side of the tub. Then you attach both sides to your dogs collar. I was skeptical of bathing her with her collar on at first. In the end, it is much better than her jumping out of the tub soaking wet.
Since I know my dog sheds like no other, we use a cover for the drain.
For the bath, I don’t fill the tub up with water. I simply use a detachable shower head to spray her down when needed. No need for her to sit in her dirty bath water.
I’ve yet to find a dog shampoo I’m willing to use every time.
I normally use anything off the shelves from a pet store. Today I decided to try white vinegar and Dawn via this post. Much cheaper than buying dog shampoo! Also made from natural ingredients!
I feel like Dawn and white vinegar can be used for everything.
She gets towel dried first.
I grab the shower liner as a body shield and prepare myself. Sakari needs to shake dry some before I let her run rampant. Thank goodness she isn’t going anywhere while those tethers are attached!
One day, (when I win the lottery) I would love to buy a doggy blow dryer. The coat of a husky is so thick, sometimes it is still slightly damp the next morning. I would not recommend a human hair dryer. The cool setting definitely won’t get your husky dry, and the hot setting could potentially burn your dog.
When she hears the leash unclick, SHE BOLTS.
She is normally pretty hyper after bath time. I think she hates being wet and just freaks out. Huskies are known for how much they like being clean!
That pretty much sums up bath time with Sakari. Really I just had to brag on the bath tethers. They made doggy bath time less frustrating.
Here’s a pic of the happy (damp) husky hanging out at her favorite place, the air vent.