Abdul Rimaaz Business Consultant

Dog Washing in Dubai

Washing the dog at home and in the grooming: how, when and what products to use.

In this short guide you will discover useful tips for washing your dog at home as in grooming. Clama’s experts will give answers to the most frequently asked questions about washing dogs : when and how often to bathe the dog? What is the best procedure and which products to use?

How to wash a dog?

Not everyone knows that before bathing the dog it is necessary to take care of the coat and eliminate all dirt and dead hair, especially when it comes to long-haired dogs. Do you know what temperature the water must be before putting your dog in the tub? How to apply the shampoo and how to rinse? Here are some useful tips (also for groomers) that will make washing your dog a positive experience for you and your pet.


Prepare the dog before the bath: the use of the blower and the care of the coat

Before preparing the tank for your dog, you need to take care of its coat: a necessary step, which not everyone does, is to eliminate the dead hair and dirt accumulated inside the coat. Therefore, place the dog on a table (there are grooming tables also recommended for home use) and put him at ease. With a good dog blower, begin to carefully blow away all the residue of dust and dirt accumulated inside the coat. In the case of long-haired dogs, thick and with many knots, it will be necessary to unthread it or cut the most difficult knots. Do not forget to trim your dog’s nails before starting the wash (so in case he has a restless dog, you will avoid possible scratches). Make sure, therefore, to use the best tools at this stage as well.

Our tips for a good blower for dogs : Zonda twin turbine blower for large dogs with thick hair or the Zephir single turbine blower for medium and small dogs


Use the right dog tub : the different types of tubs

The polyethylene tubs

If you are a groomer you will necessarily need a tank large enough to accommodate dogs of all sizes, respecting the regional ASL regulations: for this reason we recommend using a polyethylene tank , available both on an electric chassis (to facilitate the entry of the dog and to adjust the height) and on fixed feet. These grooming tubs , in fact, are very resistant, anti-scratch and anti-slip, and also comply with all hygiene regulations as they are equipped with a practical hair collection basket that prevents the drain from clogging. Just connect the tub to a normal drain, such as that of the household drains, and you’re done. 

The steel tanks

The steel tanks, generally recommended for veterinary centers to avoid bacterial proliferation, are ideal (as well as for surgeries) also for large grooming rooms, which having to be equipped with several tanks, prefer to keep at least one in steel just to guarantee even more hygiene inside the tub.

The spa tub

Lately, dog care has become more and more similar and close to that of humans, which is why SPA centers have been created that offer wellness treatments for pets . In these grooming shops, the SPA tub cannot be missing, which with the hydromassage (and in some the treatment with ozone, although not recommended in some cases) guarantees a unique experience for your dog.

The tubs for washing dogs at home

Clearly, those who want to wash the dog at home will not have the same needs as a groomer or a veterinary center, but can still equip themselves with a comfortable tub, preferably resealable, which can be easily assembled and disassembled both inside the house and outside in the garden. . This type of tubs are made of plastic to be light and, in fact, easy to assemble, without neglecting the comfort for the dog who can go up via a special access ramp. The structure of these tubs can be in plastic (for small dogs) or in steel to ensure more stability and resistance.






Cat nail cutting

Cat nail cutting






Dog nail cutting


The preparation of the tub: towels, mats and water temperature to wash the dog

Remember to prepare everything you need to bathe your dog: make sure you have microfiber towels that absorb large amounts of water and dry quickly. For added safety, prepare a non-slip mat at the bottom of the tub (if you are used to washing your dog in the tub at home or in the sink).

Protect your dog’s ears with cotton balls especially if your pet suffers from infections or other ear problems. Remember, however, to dry them after washing without pushing the wads too far into the ear canal. Remove the collar or if you have difficulty keeping the dog still, use the ” grooming straps ” that help you to keep the dog in a pose both in the pre-wash phase and during and after washing itself.

Fill the tub with water at a temperature of about 35-36 ° and begin to thoroughly wet the entire coat: make sure that the water penetrates even the thickest hair up to the dermis for a more thorough and deep wash (especially for long-haired dogs).

Use a vaporizer or dispenser to pour the shampoo, so as to pass it evenly over the entire coat and start massaging making sure you get the shampoo up to the dermis to wash thoroughly to cleanse the dog’s skin.

Always start rinsing with lukewarm water, preferably with a shower to get the water evenly over the entire coat, massaging it. Generally, it is advisable to do at least two soaps to ensure maximum cleanliness, but this depends on both the level of soiling of the coat and the type of coat.

After washing it can be useful to use a conditioner to give volume or shine to the dog’s coat, make sure you use the right products based on the breed, the type of hair and the particularities of your pet.