Zak George - The Easiest Way to Keep Your Dog Clean
We all know that giving our dogs baths is a great way to keep them clean. But, there are some other things you can do outside of bath time to keep them squeaky clean. Think outside the bath! That’s clever!
I’m really excited to try out these Zogics Pet products which make keeping your dog clean way easier than it used to be! This is not your average dog cleaning stuff.
Everything we’re going to see today is made with natural organic plant-based ingredients, like oatmeal, aloe, and Moroccan Argan oil which is great for moisturizing fur and skin!
All of these ingredients are known to be extra soothing and safe for dogs without harmful or unnatural ingredients. Especially if your dog has sensitive skin, these are great!
Today we’re going to try these out and go over some training tips to help make keeping your dog clean much faster and easier!
Waterless Dog Shampoo
This is something that I haven’t seen before - waterless dog shampoo! This is great to help you go for a longer time in-between baths, even if your dog gets really dirty, just like you Indy!
Whenever you’re going to do something new with your dog, it’s important to start really slowly. Indy has never had a waterless dog shampoo bath before so I’m letting her nibble on some meat here just to let her know right off the bat, this is going to be a fun, pleasant experience.
You literally just pump this foam into your hands and apply it to your dog’s coat. Then just massage it in, and let it dry on its own or you can use a brush or a towel if your dog is extra dirty. This is a really great way to condition or counter condition your dog to enjoy taking a bath because this is obviously a much lighter version than a full-on bath for your dog. You can kinda get them used to being touched and massaged while rubbing this in. And plus, that smell, which is really pleasant on this, is likely to give them that association with a pleasant experience as well. So you can see, she’s enjoying the meat a lot.
It’s smells so good! It smells a lot better than dirty dog. That’s a natural almond vanilla fragrance. You’re very good at taking a waterless dog bath. You’re also very good at eating meat too. She’s doing really well so now I can really get into it with both hands here. You’re doing so well, yes, you are. Now go ahead and give her a treat for doing a good job. And even if your dog does love baths, this is a great alternative to having to give them baths super often.
When surprise guests show up at your house, you can give your dog a quick rub-down with this waterless shampoo to make sure they’re extra fresh! How did I never know about this before? This is fantastic! It’s like already dry. I’m going to brush this and look, she’s really shiny already!
Now let’s say you just need to spot clean your dog. These dog grooming wipes look pretty cool. These dog grooming wipes are really saturated too - you can even see the bubbles.
So if you were introducing these to your dog, you would start really softly just like kind of touch them like that and again, letting her nibble on some meat. See that? Nice work. You don't want to necessarily go straight into the sensitive areas like their ears of their feet without kind of giving them some advance notice. Just be really gentle and that's to get them used to it so she’ll be more tolerant. you don't want to come on too strong too early when you're introducing your dog to new grooming techniques. good job, look at that! That's what you want right there at first. Nice job.
I'm not really focused on getting her clean at this particular moment as I am just getting her used to the grooming wipes. But she's doing great. So you can graduate from the nibbling of the treat to touching her and then rewarding as your dog begins to adapt and get used to this. Yes, nice work, very good, Indy. Yes, good. You’re going to get under her chin a little bit. Oh, good job. These are great for those dogs who get really messy faces or feet. They're good for dog ear wipes as well. Look at that! So we’ll try her ears now. Let's see how she does with her feet. Indy has really sensitive feet. You’re doing wonderful - here, take a treat.
One of the reasons you don't want to use human cleaning products on your dog is that they're not ph-balanced specifically for dogs but all Zogics Pet products are. I like this container too, it’s extra portable so it's another great item to keep with you when you're traveling with your dog or just out and about with them.
Hey Indy, guess what? It’s time for a dog bath, your favorite thing. It’s a pretty hot day today so we’re going to do an outdoor dog bath.
We’re going to start by getting Indy nice and wet but what I'm going to do before I just spray her with the hose obviously (and this is something you want to do with your dogs if they're not really loving getting a bath at home), I'm going to just let this trickle. I'm going to give her a little piece of meat right here just letting her know, look it's over here, you're getting meat. See that? Good, you’re doing great. Most dogs don't enjoy taking a dog bath right off the bat so it's just one of those things we have to ease them into. Nice job, good girl Indy, I’m so proud of you.
Alright, we're going to lather her up nice and slowly. I’ve got the one gallon container of natural dog shampoo but you can get this in a 16-ounce container as well. Indy loves her massages during baths so I know she’ll enjoy this part a lot.
With traditional dog shampoos have you ever notice how it takes forever to rinse it out of their coat especially if you have a fluffy dog like Indy? This organic dog shampoo actually comes out in a single rinse and makes her baths take a lot less time which is always a plus when you're bathing a dog. It's coming out fast! you can already see the water beating. All that dog shampoo is gone. Squeaky clean. Yes, you are! You’re doing wonderful. Going slow like this and really just easing your dog into taking a dog bath you ought to see success over the first several baths.
Conditioner & Detangler
Now we're going to spray Indy with the dog hair conditioner and detangler. When you use the dog conditioner and detangler right after a bath, it gives you a real deep conditioning. You can also use it between baths to freshen up and detangle your dog's fur. If your dog gets knots or tangles this is what you want to do to keep their hair nice and smooth and silky. Of course daily brushing is good to minimize dirt and dander, and this detangler will make brushing so much easier and more effective.
It’s great for coarse and tangled fur, or fur that just isn’t as soft as it could be! And Indy enjoys being brushed too but you would follow the same steps that we've done so far and really ease your dog into it if they don’t like being brushed. This works on long hair or short hair dogs which is wonderful because Indy is kind of both. She's a mutt. You're going to smell so good and look so good, Indy.
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